Steamship Mutual What's New archive from March 2008
US COGSA - Liability for Dangerous Goods
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has issued an important decision which clarifies the standard used to determine the liability of shippers and carriers transporting hazardous cargo under US COGSA.
18 March 2008
California - Hull Husbandry Reports

With effect from 1 January 2008 all vessels carrying, or capable of carrying, ballast water that visit a California port or place are required to submit annually, on request, information to the California State Lands Commission via the Hull Husbandry Reporting Form.

11 March 2008
California - Enforcement of CARB Regulation Continues
On 10 March 2008 the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced its decision to continue to enforce the Ocean-Going Vessel Auxiliary Diesel Engine Regulation while litigation involving the regulation continues.
10 March 2008