The coming into force of the Electronic Trade Documents Act last week in the UK is a potentially transformational moment in the development of electronic bills of lading.
In this article, the Club provides an overview of the emerging technology of shipboard carbon capture highlighting pros and cons where appropriate.
Crew Health Advice: Positive Self-Esteem
Self-esteem can heavily influence people's choices and decisions - it serves a motivational function by making it more or less likely that people will take care of themselves and explore their full potential.
New South Korea Ballast Water Regulations
South Korea is implementing stricter regulations on ballast water due to concerns surrounding the discharge of treated water into the ocean from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan.
IMO Regulatory Update 2023/2024
2023 marked the implementation of the much-anticipated Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and carbon intensity indicator (CII) regulations that are aimed at optimising ships’ energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions
A Roadmap for Ship Decarbonisation
Global warming is one of the most severe and complex challenges our world faces today
UK Electronic Trade Documents Act 2023
The Electronic Trade Documents Act (“the Act”) comes into force today in the United Kingdom, giving legal recognition in English law to electronic trade documents, including electronic bills of lading.
Latin America team
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COVID-19 claims FAQs
P&I cover responds to a Member's liability to pay damages or compensation for illness and death resulting from illness of any seaman including hospital, medical, funeral or other expenses necessarily incurred in relation to such illness or such death. Such liability will typically fall under the terms of an approved contract of employment or possibly under common law. If a serving crewmember falls ill or dies due to coronavirus, this would be treated in the same way as any other crew illness or death claim.
The International Group (“IG”) Standard Form Letters of Indemnity (given in return for delivery of cargo without production of an original bill of lading and/or delivery of cargo at a port or place other than stated in the bill of lading) were last reviewed in 2010.
On 23 August 2023 OFAC issued a determination that allows sanctions to be imposed on any foreign individual or entity that operates in the jet fuel sector of the Burmese economy by expanding Executive Order 14014 (the”EO”).
This notice confirms approval by the IG of an updated version of the DSUA. This version is called DSUA 2023.1 and supersedes DSUA 2021.1, which remains approved for the purposes of Club cover.