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.
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.