On September 1 2019, any vessel larger than 1,100 feet will no longer have open access to the Houston Ship Channel (HSC) absent approval by the newly authorized and independent Board of Pilot Commissioners for Harris County Ports.
The Singapore Convention on Mediation was signed on 7 August 2019 by 46 countries. The Convention applies to international settlement agreements resulting from mediation, concluded by parties to resolve a commercial dispute. Countries that ratify the Convention will have to ensure that international commercial settlement agreements are enforced by their courts.
The UK Club are proud to have been nominated for the 2019 Initiative Award at this year's Safety4Sea awards.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have published the enclosed “in-season bulletin” regarding ongoing 2019 Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) inspections and enforcement.
On Monday 5 August, 2019, President Trump issued Executive Order 13884, effectively blocking the assets of the Government of Venezuela in the United States or in the possession and control of any United States person.
India: Sea Cargo Manifest and Transhipment (Amendment) Regulations, 2019 – Entered into force on 1 August 2019
QCR Summer 2019: Reminder from the courts that the vessel’s passage planning is an aspect of seaworthiness
ALIZE 1954 AND ANOTHER v ALLIANZ ELEMENTAR VERSICHERUNGS AG AND OTHERS (THE “CMA CGM LIBRA”)  EWHC 481 (Admlty)
Zagora Management Ltd and Others v Zurich Insurance Plc, Zurich Building Control Services Ltd, and East West Insurance Co Ltd -  EWHC 140 (TCC)
QCR Summer 2019: Insurance - Duty of fair presentation – Waiver of disclosure - the Insurance Act 2015
Young v Royal and Sun Alliance Plc  CSOH 32 – The Scottish Court
Aprile SpA and Others v Elin Maritime Ltd (The “Elin”) – QBD (Comm Ct)  EWHC 1001 (Comm) – 18 April 2019
QCR Summer 2019: Delivery of cargo to a person not entitled to delivery under the bill of lading does not cause the bill to be spent
The “Yue You 902” and another matter  SGHC 106
QCR Summer 2019: Proprietary interest in cargo not required to bring a claim in negligence for pure economic loss
Wilmar Trading Pte Ltd v Heroic Warrior Inc.  SGHC 143
In Part 1 of this article, Introduction and background, we provided an overview of the international Conventions applicable to the multimodal trade. This was followed by Part 2, in which we looked at the legal issues under the current unimodal Conventions system.
Mandatory Adoption of Mass Flow Metering System for Distillates Delivery in the Port of Singapore
The UK P&I Club have received the following update from local correspondents, Spica Services, regarding a mandatory adoption of Mass Flow Metering (MFM) Systems for distillates delivery in the Port of Singapore.