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Standard Bulletin

Standard Bulletin

The Standard Bulletin provides up-to-date information on activities at the club, in the P&I and shipping markets and maritime law.

Download and view recent editions of the Standard Bulletin. To search previous years, please use the quick links on the right.


Capital management methodology, November 2017Capital management methodology, November 2017

All P&I clubs must have free reserves to protect members against shocks, but how large should these reserves be? This bulletin explains how The Standard Club works out the appropriate level of reserves to protect against such shocks – and when to give some of the reserves back.


Offshore Bulletin, October 2017Offshore Bulletin, October 2017

This guide is intended to be used as a single point of reference to aid members to fully understand the terms and issues raised in our contract reviews.


Standard Bulletin, October 2017Standard Bulletin, October 2017

This bulletin reviews how the club has been delivering on its strategic objectives during the first half of the 2017/18 policy year and how it plans to continue doing so. 


Charterers' Bulletin, August 2017Charterers' Bulletin, August 2017

The Standard Club has a long history of providing cover to some of the largest charterers in the world as well as to smaller traders and operators, including members supplementing their owned fleet with chartered vessels. This bulletin is a collection of articles of interest to those charterers. 



Standard Bulletin, March 2017Standard Bulletin, March 2017

As we mark the conclusion of the renewal for the 2017/18 policy year, this bulletin reflects upon the scope of and some key concepts underpinning club cover. 



Post-board Bulletin, March 2017Post-board Bulletin, March 2017 (1)

The club board, and the boards of its principal subsidiaries, met in Amsterdam on 31 January 2017. The club’s class general meetings were held on the same day. On the previous day, meetings of the board’s three committees – Audit and Risk, Strategy, and Nomination and Governance – took place. We report on the subjects discussed at these meetings and other topics in this special edition.