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News items in 2014

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26 Nov 2014

Web alert: Recoverability of costs under ICA following successful defence of cargo claim

In a recent unreported London Maritime Arbitrators Association award, the tribunal was asked to consider whether the costs of successfully defending a cargo claim could be recovered under the Inter-Club New York Produce Exchange Agreement 1996

18 Nov 2014

Web alert: The Channel Ranger - bill of lading 'law and arbitration' clause incorporates charterparty 'law and high court' clause

This case study alerts members to the importance of exercising caution when referring to charterparties in bills of lading.

14 Nov 2014

Press article: Standard Club chief sets out modernising agenda

Jeremy Grose was interviewed by Jim Mulrenan for Tradewinds

13 Nov 2014

Web alert: The Erin Schulte - A nasty reminder of the risks an owner is taking when complying with a request to deliver cargo without presentation of the original bills of lading

The recent case of The Erin Schulte demonstrates the risks an owner is taking when complying with a charterer’s and/or shipper’s request to deliver cargo without presentation of the original bills of lading.

13 Nov 2014

Web alert: OW Bunker Bankruptcy

The recent financial troubles affecting OWB are having an unforeseen and very immediate impact on the wider ship owning community.

5 Nov 2014

Standard Bulletin: Offshore Special Edition, November 2014

In this edition we cover: recent legal developments in Malaysia, FLNG, pollution in Brazil, knock-for-knock developments in Norway, the effect of Deepwater Horizon on US law, a new insurance bill under English law, contracting issues in the heavylift market, using LNG as fuel, common incidents in dynamic positioning and staff news.

3 Nov 2014

Web alert: Incorrect declarations can lead to substantial fines – the importance of accurate reporting on Ukrainian Customs forms

We are highlighting the unfortunate trend currently prevailing in many Ukrainian ports of the local authorities imposing unjustifiably high fines on foreign-flagged ships for relatively minor customs violations.

30 Oct 2014

Web alert: Arbitration clauses and club letters of undertaking (LOUs): a warning

In the recent case of The QUEST[1], the English High Court was asked to decide whether an arbitration clause in a P&I club letter of undertaking replaced the arbitration clauses incorporated into the relevant bills of lading for the carriage of a bagged rice cargo.

30 Oct 2014

Web alert: Paperless trading (electronic bills of lading)

We have received a number of enquiries from members regarding the use of electronic bills of lading and the implication with regard to club cover, following our circular issued in February of last year on the subject.

27 Oct 2014

Web alert: 1971 IOPC Fund votes to wind itself up

In the IOPC Fund meetings held last week, the Administrative Council of the 1971 IOPC Fund has voted in favour of winding up the 1971 Fund by a majority of 29 to 14, with three states abstaining.

24 Oct 2014

Standard Safety Bulletin, October 2014

In this edition we cover MARPOL Annex 1 - Get it right first time, every time, Breaking the error chain, part 1, Cargo wet damage - back-flow through the bilge system, Release and retrieval systems - a recap

23 Oct 2014

Web alert: High Court decision to affect compensation funding arrangements after major pollution incidents

We informed members, in April this year, of the International Group’s support of the Gard Club’s application to the High Court concerning claims handling and compensation arrangements between Gard and the IOPC Fund and of the potential repercussions.

16 Oct 2014

Web alert: switch bills of lading

A short guide and key points to note.

15 Oct 2014

Web alert: new regulations affecting container cargo securing

Flag states have been issuing guidance on changes to the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing.

14 Oct 2014

Web alert: MARPOL and Annex VI amendments – sulphur reduction

In 2008 the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) adopted amendments to the MARPOL Convention Annex VI.

10 Oct 2014

Web alert: National Iranian Tanker Company no longer on EU sanctions list

The EU assets freeze against Iran's largest oil tanker company, NITC, has been lifted.

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