Japan ports update - wet bulk - 11th April

Our ports update has been abbreviated to show just those terminals where damage and or interruption has been reported.  A spreadsheet listing the status of all terminals for which we have reports is attached to this update.


ChibaOpenCosmo Oil (Main)Refining under suspension / Cargo ops in working
KashimaOpenKashima OilRefining to resume around this summer / Cargo ops in working by coasters
KashimaOpenMitsubishi ChemPlant in suspension / Expected to resume in late May
KashimaOpenShin-Etsu ChemShore facilities under restoration
OnahamaOpen for limited vesselsOnahama PetroleumCoaster berths partly operating
SendaiOpenJXNOERefining expected to resume in 2012 summer / Cargo ops to resume around this summer



Industry developments

Polar Shipping

Legal, navigational and environmental resources, news and updates on the development of polar shipping. Read more

US VRP Compliance

With effect from 30th January 2014 non-tank as well as tankships calling at US ports will be required to submit VRPs.  For Club and other resources to assist in compliance click here

International Environmental compliance

Environmental Compliance resource page collates material in respect of International environmental compliance issues affecting our Members. Information from the Club, Loss Prevention and external resources has been collated in one place for ease of reference.

MLC 2006

The Maritime Labour Convention enters into force in August 2013 - resources, news & advice on implementation can be found in this dedicated section.  READ MORE

International sanctions

Recent guidance & corresponding material in respect of international sanctions against various countries has been updated with respect to temporary easing of sanctions against Iran.  READ MORE


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