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Featured article

Date: 19/05/2017
Author: Amanda Hastings

The issue of incorporation of charterparties into bills of lading is debated by the English courts on a fairly frequent basis; most recently in the Anna Bo (2015) and the Magellan Spirit (2016). So what’s all the fuss about really and how do you avoid getting caught out? 

Date: 10/05/2017
Author: Sophia Bullard

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the Mental Health Foundation is encouraging people to look at mental health from a new angle

Date: 11/04/2017
Author: Amanda Hastings

To bunker or not to bunker that is the question… if only that were an option! However, unless your ship is propelled by magical fairy dust (or LNG); bunkers will be a pretty integral part of your operation.

Date: 11/04/2017
Author: Amanda Hastings

What’s in a unit? A measurement by any other name…will probably still result in higher limits…

Date: 04/04/2017
Author: Amanda Hastings

Shipping is an industry that is notoriously social but if you’re new, it can sometimes all seem a bit daunting. Whether you’re new to the industry or just wanted to develop your network further, London has much to offer the young shipping professional.

Date: 29/03/2017
Author: Alexander Gray

A Member approached the Club asking for our help to pursue a claim under a Letter of Indemnity (LOI) issued by a charterer / shipper. LOIs are used all the time – even when, perhaps, they shouldn’t be .

Date: 22/03/2017
Author: Alexander Gray

According to the Belgian Court of Appeal, it would seem that Masters of ships must also be Masters of the unknown – on top of all the other job requirements. Odd? Yes – we thought so, too.

Date: 08/03/2017
Author: Alexander Gray

Sanctions caused – and continue to cause! – so much uncertainty. With global politics in an all-time turbulent flux, that uncertainty is magnified even further: where have they been lifted? Who is still on the list? Is this an exempted payment? Could they be put back on the list? ... so many questions.

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