News items in 2015
28 May 2015
Web alert: Multimodal Bills – A reminder
The club has recently seen an increase in shippers converting what are typically ‘port to port’ bills of ladings into ‘door-to-door’, also known as multimodal, or combined transport, bills.
21 May 2015
Web alert: Asian Gypsy Moths - 2015 recap
Once again it is time for the mariner to consider the Asian Gypsy moth (AGM) in order to avoid any undue complications with the port states which require action to be taken. Whilst the AGM season occurs every year, 2015’s AGM season differs slightly from previous years due to new requirements in North America and a different approach to the problem in Australia.
20 May 2015
Standard Bulletin, Post-board Special Edition, May 2015
The club board, and the boards of its principal subsidiaries, met in Copenhagen on 12 May 2015. The club’s class General Meetings were held on the same day. On the previous day, meetings of the board’s three committees – Nomination and Governance, Strategy, and Audit and Risk – took place. We report on these in this special edition of the Standard Bulletin.
19 May 2015
Web alert: Customs fines in Senegal - A cautionary note
This web alert addresses the current trend being observed in Senegalese ports, particularly Dakar, of the local customs authorities carrying out thorough investigations on board and imposing high fines on ships.
14 May 2015
Web alert: rescuing refugees and migrants at sea
According to the UN High Commission for Refugees, over 13,500 people were rescued between the period of 10 April to 17 April 2015 and up to 1600 migrants are feared dead this year alone.
12 May 2015
Web alert: China SPRO Update - Qianhe
The club is aware that certain investigations are taking place into Qianhe, one of the largest ship pollution response organizations (SPROs) in China. The investigation is being led by the customs authority in China.