A quick overview of ship arrest in some popular jurisdictions - The uncertain shipping market makes the issue of arrest a topical one. The key questions being; where are the most advantageous arrest jurisdictions? And what makes them so favourable? This article seeks to give a brief overview of some popular arrest jurisdictions, and sets out why they are potentially advantageous.
China has become a significant importer of goods, and Members often face claims advanced by shippers or consignees in China. The latest publication from the UK Club Legal Briefing team provides an overview of the current situation and recommendations to note if Members face claims by shippers or consignees in China.
The transport of hazardous and noxious substances (HNS) by sea is a vital trade. Chemicals and other products underpin many manufacturing processes and IMO regulations ensure their safe transport. However, incidents do happen and the HNS Convention is the last piece in the puzzle needed to ensure that those who have suffered damage have access to a comprehensive and international liability and compensation regime.
当クラブでは現在インドネシアで船積みされた石炭貨物が関連して生じた事案を数件扱っています。石炭貨物は自然発熱や引火性のメタンガス発散のおそれがあることから、IMSBC CodeはCargo declarationでこれら性質を明記する事を規定しています。この貨物を積載する際は船長に、最近他船で石炭貨物による事故が数件発生していることをお伝えいただき、荷役中も貨物の温度を監視し、貨物温度が55℃を超える場合は船積みを拒否することや積載完了時にはホールドを即座に閉めること、運送中にも艙内貨物温度とメタンガス等の濃度を監視するなど、火災事故を防止する対策について再確認していただくようお願いします。ＵＫクラブでは石炭貨物運送に関するチェックリスト「How to monitor coal cargoes from Indonesia」を提供しておりますので是非ご活用ください。
The UK P&I Club (“the Club”) has joined forces with leading marine cargo insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) to publish new practical guidance for shipowners and operators on how to carry heavy-lift and project cargo safely at sea.
In many cases complications in cargo claims arise where there are disputes about which law and jurisdiction governs the contract of carriage. Receivers often seek to bring proceedings against the carrier in the jurisdiction where the goods were delivered; almost always this is the receivers’ local jurisdiction with the local court all too ready to accept jurisdiction. As a result carriers may find themselves far from certain of a fair outcome.