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News items in 2014

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29 Sep 2014

Web alert: Increase in underkeel clearance at Port of Durban S.A. berths

A recent announcement from the Harbour Master of the Port of Durban

25 Sep 2014

Press article: With an eye on the future

Sarah Wallace, Claims Executive, looks at developments in offshore, meeting insurance needs both now and in the future

24 Sep 2014

Web alert: Loading Iron Ore from Sierra Leone

Some cargoes are susceptible to moisture migration and owners should be vigilant

19 Sep 2014

Web alert: The effect of a Paramount Clause under English law, where the Hague-Visby Rules are compulsorily applicable

The English High Court has recently handed down a decision on the effect of a paramount clause in a bill of lading (‘B/L’), in circumstances where the Hague-Visby Rules are compulsorily applicable as a matter of English law.

18 Sep 2014

Press article: Singapore Strives to Put Safety First

Singapore's drive on improving maritime safety

12 Sep 2014

Web alert: China - New Enterprise Income Tax regulation now in force

On 30 June 2014, the China State Administration of Taxation (CSAT) issued the “Notice on Provisional Measures on the Collection of Tax on Non-Resident Enterprises Engaged in International Transportation Business” (2014 No 37 Notice).

5 Sep 2014

Web alert: Issuing clean bills of lading - Retla Rust Clauses

In an attempt to mitigate the consequences of issuing ‘clean’ bills for cargoes of iron, steel and metal products, the practice of inserting a ‘Retla clause’ on the face of the bill has developed.

4 Sep 2014

Standard Bulletin, September 2014

In this edition we cover: an update on the Ebola outbreak, a change in the assessment of damages, safe carriage of yachts on deck, Brazil’s new port law, proposed changes to the NYPE form and the staff spotlight.

3 Sep 2014

Web alert: Paris & Tokyo MoUs commence 'concentrated inspection campaign'

The Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) will last from 1 September to 30 November

2 Sep 2014

Web alert: Piracy - an ongoing need for vigilance

Despite an improvement in the overall piracy situation off Somalia and in the wider Indian Ocean, the threat remains.

31 Aug 2014

Standard Club Wins 'LOU' Ruling

Ship Management International have recently published an article about a notable victory for the Standard Club in the London Appeal Court

18 Aug 2014

Web alert: Ivory Coast Authorities lift port restrictions in place in response to Ebola threat and general West Africa update

This web alert covers measures taken by West African nations in response to the Ebola outbreak – namely Ivory Coast; Nigeria; Gabon and Cape Verde; the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) response and other general advice to Members.

7 Aug 2014

Web alert: Group A Cargoes Originating from Sierra Leone

Members are advised that they should exercise caution when involved in the trade of Group A cargoes from Sierra Leone

7 Aug 2014

Web alert: 7 August 2014 - MLC enters force in the UK

The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 enters into force in the UK on 7 August 2014, following ratification of the Convention in August 2013

4 Aug 2014

Press article: Misdeclared beware!

The shipment of an undisclosed cargo can be a ship owner’s worst nightmare which, in some scenarios, can lead to a major casualty putting the safety of the ship’s crew, hull and cargo and the environment at risk

30 Jul 2014

Web alert: Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

The Club is aware of and continues to monitor the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and is aware that the World Health Organisation (“WHO”) has reported a further increase of cases in the region.

21 Jul 2014

Web alert: Iran sanctions - Period of limited sanctions relief under the Joint Plan of Action extended to 24 November 2014

Following further talks at Vienna the P5+1 / E3+3 and Iran have agreed to extend the Joint Plan of Action

17 Jul 2014

Press article: Repairs – contractual issues from a P&I cover perspective

it’s recommended when negotiating repair contracts that the shipyard contact its insurer to ensure any liabilities assumed fall within scope of cover

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