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The latest publication from the UK Club Legal Briefing team provides a guide to cargo claims under US law.
The latest briefing from the legal team covers the Antarctic Treaty and its Environment Protocol. Annex VI of the Environment Protocol, which deals with liabilities arising from environmental emergencies, has not yet come into force, but shipowners trading to the Antarctic should be aware of their potential liabilities under this instrument.
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 latest legal briefing from our team covers the Polar Code: a new regulation for polar shipping.
Jacqueline Tan, Senior Claims Executive at UK P&I Club comments on the strict ballast water management controls coming into force The coming into force of the Ballast Water Management Convention 2004 (“BWMC”) is now imminent. As of 12 February 2015, 44 States representing 32.86% out of the requisite 35% of the world’s merchant fleet tonnage have ratified the Convention. The balance is expected to be obtained shortly and the Convention will enter into force 12 months thereafter.
This latest publication from the Club's legal team covers safe port and the Ebola-Virus.
The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 established rigorous regulatory and liability controls to protect and clean up the marine environment from oil spills, including extensive provision to prevent the circumstances under which oil...
In our latest Legal Briefing we share the Club's legal expertise and experience on the stricter air pollution regulations of the horizon. By 18th June 2014 all European Union member states are expected to implement directive 2012/33/EU, which brings European national air pollution laws in line with MARPOL Annex VI.
This legal briefing follows on from our earlier legal briefing “New regulations for the control of ships’ ballast” that was published in 2011.