News items in 2016
19 Jul 2016
Web Alert: The CTe cargo trading system in Brazil
The International Group (IG) have recently agreed that the CTe system in Brazil is not an electronic trading system within the definition contained in Appendix V of the Pooling Agreement (PA), and there are no cover implications for members if the system (which is compulsory in Brazil) is used in the future.
12 Jul 2016
Web Alert: The International Salvage Union publishes its 2015 Annual Review
The International Salvage Union (ISU), a trade association for marine salvors, has recently published its 2015 Annual Review. The review highlights that the salvage industry had its second busiest year since 1999 with 212 services being recorded in 2015, although this is down on the previous year’s figure of 249.
8 Jul 2016
Web Alert: UK referendum on EU membership
There remains considerable uncertainty regarding both the nature and length of the exit negotiations and the UK's relationship with the EU following exit.
6 Jul 2016
Web Alert: New guidance from Intertanko on social media use
This guidance is designed to help seafarers use social media, whilst avoiding its many pitfalls. Specifically it covers the possible ramifications of social media posts which could be detrimental to an employer’s corporate image.
23 Jun 2016
London International Shipping Week 2017
We’re pleased to announce that we’re Platinum sponsors at next year’s London International Shipping week conference, taking place from 11-15 September.
22 Jun 2016
Web Alert: Recent developments on the Panama Canal Expansion
As previously reported, the inauguration of the Panama Canal Expansion has been scheduled for Sunday 26 June 2016. The Panama Canal announced that the maximum allowable draft for vessels transiting the new locks as of 27 June will be 13.11 m (43.0 feet) Tropical Fresh Water (TFW).
22 Jun 2016
Web Alert: German Commercial Code - A short advisory note
This short memorandum is intended to provide guidance and raise awareness in respect of P&I club cover for cargo liabilities which would not have arisen 'but for' the cargo having been carried on terms less favourable to those set out in the Hague or Hague-Visby Rules; unless of course additional cover has been specifically agreed with the club or the relevant terms of the contract are of compulsory application by law.
20 Jun 2016
Web Alert: Change in piracy reporting in Gulf of Guinea
Members should be aware that the Maritime Trade Information Sharing Centre – Gulf of Guinea (MTISC-GoG) – the centre set up to maintain and share details regarding maritime issues off the west coast of Africa – is set to close at 08:00 GMT on 20 June 2016.