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News items in 2015

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1 Sep 2015

Web alert: delivery of cargo in African ports against fraudulent bills-of-lading

Recently, the club has received notification of a number of cases related to delivery of container cargo against fraudulent bills of lading in African ports, particularly in Mombasa, Matadi and Nacala.

28 Aug 2015

Press article: Standard directors give dollar backing to Lloyd's syndicate

Jeremy Grose, Chief Executive, is interviewed in TradeWinds.

27 Aug 2015

Web alert: Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks – Update on Panama

The club refers to its recent circulars and web alerts, on the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks ('the Nairobi Convention') which came into force on 14 April 2015.

26 Aug 2015

Web alert: Arbitration Agreements with Chinese Counterparts

Ensuring arbitration agreements and awards are upheld and enforceable in mainland China is a minefield. But there are ways of reducing the risk.

25 Aug 2015

Web alert: new Algerian car import legislation

Members are advised that the Ministry of Industry in Algeria has issued a new legislation affecting the activities of parties engaged in the import of cars into Algeria.

25 Aug 2015

Web alert: update on current status of Yemen ports

Read our member advice on the security situation at Yemen.

21 Aug 2015

Web alert: Yemen - restricted access to ports by coalition forces

According to the club's local correspondent GAC, they have information from the harbour master that access to Saleef Port is restricted by the naval forces of the coalition led by Saudi Arabia.

21 Aug 2015

Web alert: a brief reminder - as to the risk associated with delivering goods without the production of original bills of lading

Recently the Guangzhou Maritime Court in China had to consider a claim where the claimant shipper sued the defendant carrier for RMB 3.8m (approximately $600,000) on the grounds that the carrier had delivered the subject goods at the disport without presentation of the original bill of lading.

19 Aug 2015

Web alert: California Senate Bill 788 - Coastal Protection Act of 2015

In light of the Refugio Oil Spill which occurred on 19 May 2015 in the Santa Barbara county of California, Senate Bill 788 was passed in order to address the danger and destruction caused by dirty oil in such pristine areas.

18 Aug 2015

Web alert: Tianjin port explosion

Following a large explosion at Tianjin port last week, investigations are ongoing as to the cause of the blast.

18 Aug 2015

Web alert: persistent problems in nickel ore trade in the Philippines

Further to previous club advice including the club's publication on Liquefaction of Mineral Ore and Mineral Concentrates, problems persist in the mining and transportation of nickel ore from the Philippines.

18 Aug 2015

Web alert: Saudi-led coalition bombs Hodeidah - port reportedly closed

The club is aware of reports that a Saudi-led coalition has struck the Yemeni port of Hodeidah while targeting rebel Houthi positions. Port officials have reported that cranes and warehouses have been destroyed in the attack.

17 Aug 2015

Web alert: norovirus outbreak not fault of ship

In the recent first instance decision of Nolan v TUI Ltd (2015) it was held by the Court that cruise operators are not liable for outbreaks of norovirus aboard vessels if industry standard response plans and other necessary measures are properly implemented by the operator to manage the illness and bring it under control.

17 Aug 2015

Press article: what are the biggest claims?

Enam Hussain, Syndicate Director, reviews the trends in claims in the July/August edition of Maritime Risk International

14 Aug 2015

Web alert: Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks – Update on Republic of Cyprus

The club has received information through the International Group (IG) that the Nairobi Convention will take effect in the Republic of Cyprus from 22 October 2015.

13 Aug 2015

Standard Bulletin, Loss Prevention methodology, August 2015

In the third bulletin in our methodology series, we look at our Loss Prevention department and its part in enabling the club to achieve its key objectives.

13 Aug 2015

Web alert: is delivery of cargo under an Electronic Release System (ERS) a breach of contract?

Recently the English High Court had to consider whether a carrier had complied with its obligations for delivery of cargo under a bill of lading, by adopting an Electronic Release System (ERS) - in supplying an ‘import pin code’ permitting the recipient to take delivery of the cargo.

11 Aug 2015

Web alert: BIMCO provides time charter party for RoPax

BIMCO has now formulated the standard time charter party for the RoPax ferry sector.

6 Aug 2015

Web alert: Jordan security arrangements update

Requirement for P&I correspondents to submit a certified banker’s cheque in respect of cargo loss and damage pending receipt of a bank guarantee is reversed.

6 Aug 2015

Web alert: ongoing ban of crude oil tankers in Nigeria

Further to the club’s previous web alert on this issue, we understand that a revised list of tankers has been given to terminals in Nigeria affecting 102 tankers.

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