Soundings- UK Defence Club
The explosions that occurred late in the evening of 12th August, 2015 in warehouses at the port of Tianjin have resulted in significant loss of life, damage to property and suspension of shipping and port movements. The following briefing is intended to provide initial advice to assist Members who may be intending to load or discharge at Tianjin.
The UK Defence Club has published a FAQ on the situation. This is available here:
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.
The Maritime Labour Convention enters into force in August 2013 - resources, news & advice on implementation can be found in this dedicated section. READ MORE
Essential precautions and preparation against piracy, as well as additional information and resources, loss prevention advisories and useful external web links