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News and Commentary


The guidance and advice from the club helps members operate as safely as possible, stay ahead of changing regulations and mitigate operating risks. Our team of experienced lawyers and technical experts specialise in particular ship types or geographical regions so they can provide tailored and relevant advice and guidance. These teams contribute to the wealth of best practice knowledge, news and opinion available to members

News items in 2014

Date Title

22 Dec 2014

Web alert: the importance of a clause paramount

This article aims to explain why a clause paramount should be included into the subject voyage or time charter.

22 Dec 2014

Web alert: EU extends scope of Syria sanctions

On 12 December 2014, the EU extended the scope of sanctions against Syria with the publication of Council Decision 2014/901/CFSP

18 Dec 2014

Web alert: Transport Canada publishes bulletin regarding Canadian air emission standard effective 1 Jan 2015

Transport Canada has recently published a bulletin regarding changes to Canadian air emission standards effective 1 January 2015.

18 Dec 2014

Press article: contracting issues in the heavylift sector

Rupert Banks and Ian Billington consider the increasing risks for heavylift operators

18 Dec 2014

Press article: benefits of the NTVRP revealed

Philip Stephenson outlines a recent casualty in US waters

17 Dec 2014

Standard Bulletin: Latin America Special Edition, December 2014

In this edition we cover: Litigation and settlement in Brazil, the difficulties and opportunities of trading in Latin America, Offshore contracting pitfalls and spotlight on Charles Taylor Adjusting

16 Dec 2014

Web alert: The EEMS Solar - is an owner always responsible for poor stowage?

The English High Court in this case was asked to consider whether the owner of the ship was liable to the BL holder for the losses resulting from the movement of cargo during the voyage, due to poor stowage.

12 Dec 2014

Press article: Bankruptcy jolts bunker sector

Olivia Furmston, Legal Director, comments on the effects of the OW Bunker bankruptcy

9 Dec 2014

Standard Bulletin, December 2014

In this edition we cover: Bermuda board meeting, The Hon. Sir John Swan, K.B.E., J.P. reflects on 37 years of service to The Standard Club, OW bunker bankruptcy, Chinese tax changes affecting the international shipping community, The costs of US Security, Guards – owners’ negligence and charterers’ liability, and Safe passage through the Bosphorus?

2 Dec 2014

Web alert: are the expenses during negotiation in a piracy case allowable in general average?

In the Longchamp, the issue for the court was whether the expenses of negotiation in a piracy case were allowable in general average under the York-Antwerp Rules 1974.

27 Nov 2014

Web alert: Mediterranean SAR crisis - the moral choice

An outline of the issues involved in complying with SOLAS obligations to render aid to those in distress.

26 Nov 2014

Web alert: Recoverability of costs under ICA following successful defence of cargo claim

In a recent unreported London Maritime Arbitrators Association award, the tribunal was asked to consider whether the costs of successfully defending a cargo claim could be recovered under the Inter-Club New York Produce Exchange Agreement 1996