Charlie Papavizas

Charlie Papavizas

CPapavizas@winston.com

Charlie Papavizas is a partner in Winston & Strawn's Washington, D.C. office and chair of the firm's maritime and admiralty practice. He focuses his practice on administrative, legislative, and corporate matters, primarily in the maritime industry. Learn more about Mr. Papavizas' background at: http://www.winston.com/cpapavizas

H.R. 702

Big Win for U.S. Maritime Security Program

By Charlie Papavizas 2015-10-12 14:07:06

On October 9, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to accelerate increased funding for the U.S. Maritime Security Program (MSP). MSP provides financial support to 60 particularly militarily useful U.S.-flag vessels engaged in the foreign trade. The context was the...

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Ballast water compliance

Coast Guard Makes Ballast Water Compliance Easier

By Charlie Papavizas 2015-09-18 13:26:05

On September 10, 2015, the U.S. Coast Guard issued new ballast...

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Crude Oil Exports, Jones Act

U.S. Crude Oil Exports Get a Boost

By Charlie Papavizas 2015-09-03 14:24:28

Although there have been numerous recent studies on the potential economic impact of U.S. crude oil exports, it was not until recently that the U.S. Government issued its own study directly on those effects. On September 1, the Energy Information...

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Maritime Security Program

New Rules Proposed for Maritime Security Program

By Charlie Papavizas 2015-08-06 17:48:34

On August 5, 2015, the U.S. Maritime Administration proposed new rules for the U.S. Maritime Security Program (MSP). MSP secures the...

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Jones Act Shipping

Jones Act Challenge Fails

By Charlie Papavizas 2015-08-03 17:19:33

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit turned away a challenge to the Jones Act on July 30, 2015. The case, brought in Hawaii by certain shipper interests, argued that the Jones Act impaired interstate trade and...

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Puerto Rico Jones Act

Report Seeks Puerto Rico Jones Act Changes

By Charlie Papavizas 2015-06-30 17:52:26

In connection with the financing crisis in Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico commissioned a report on changes that can be made to reverse the situation. The report – “Puerto Rico – A Way Forward” – was released...

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port

U.S. Deepwater Port Guidance Issued

By Charlie Papavizas 2015-05-11 12:59:16

On May 7, 2015, the U.S. Maritime Administration issued its final policy on the processing of applications for offshore or deepwater port facilities. A draft policy was published for comment in October 2014. In the policy, MARAD chose not to embellish...

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ship

Federal Ship Financing Program Shifts Focus

By Charlie Papavizas 2015-04-23 13:32:06

The U.S. Maritime Administration issued two policy notices on April 22, 2015, shifting the focus of its Title XI Federal Ship Financing Program on environmental policy and cargo preference. Under the Title XI program, MARAD has the authority to guarantee indebtedness...

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Fuel blending

Fuel Blending Ruling Could Impact Jones Act

By Charlie Papavizas 2015-04-06 10:14:50

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently released to the public a private ruling on the relationship between offshore fuel blending and the Jones Act that could impact the movement of petroleum products. When a similar ruling was issued to the public...

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US Congress

Jones Act Tied to Crude Oil Exports

By Charlie Papavizas 2015-03-20 16:30:51

The U.S. Congress continues to consider whether to reverse the 1975 ban on crude oil exports prompted by the U.S. shale oil renaissance. That consideration also continues to overlap with the U.S. Jones Act, as evidenced in two separate U.S....

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