How Competitive is the UAE Maritime Sector Compared to the Standard International Maritime Sector?

We recently witnessed drastic changes and ameliorations in the UAE Maritime Industry. The UAE has ratified two crucial international conventions, these being the 1996 Protocol on Limitation of Liability (“LLMC”) and the 2001 International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage (“Bunker Convention”). Further and in addition to the two aforementioned conventions, the …

Insurers adopt the Poseidon Principles for Marine Insurance

On 15th December 2021, six of the world’s leading marine insurers have publicly launched Poseidon Principles for Marine Insurance to keep the focus on the shipping industry’s progress towards decarbonization. In fact, this ground-breaking initiative makes marine insurance unique to establish a sector-specific methodology to support the reduction and elimination of carbon emissions. Moreover, this …

Dissolution of EMAC and its effects on the business community

On September 14 2021, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, issued Decree No. 34 of 2021 (“Decree”) regarding the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC). The Decree dissolves Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) and replaces it with the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), …

Is it going to be the end of abandoned vessels in UAE waters?

Recently, we have witnessed the massive development in the UAE maritime industry; the UAE has acceded to two major international conventions, namely the 1996 Protocol on Limitation of Liability (“LLMC“) and the 2001 International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage (“Bunker Convention”). Further, negotiations are carried out for the ratification of the …

8 Things to know about the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage in the UAE

The UAE recently approved the accession to the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001 (the ‘Bunker Convention’), which has entered into force in the territory of the UAE on 23rd June 2021. This is another step showing the dedication of the UAE to implement the IMO’s Liability and Compensation Regime …

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