In order to implement the amendment to The Prevention and Control of Solid Waste Law, the Chinese government announced the complete ban of imports of solid waste from January 1, 2021.
China - Bulk Cargo Shortage at Loading Port
Our local correspondents in China, Huatai Marine, have provided the following update on cases where a claim is made for shortage on the ground of short loading at the loading port, despite the shortage of discharged quantity not exceeding 0.5%.
China: Notice of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Areas on adjusting the system of summer fishing ban
We have received the following update from our local correspondent in China.
China: Shanghai MSA issued a Safety Notice on inspection on propulsion and auxiliary machinery
Following the collision in the deep water channel of Changjiangkou (CJK) area, Shanghai Maritime Administration (the "Shanghai MSA") has issued a Safety Notice to urge all ships to undertake thorough propulsion and auxiliary machinery detection prior to departure from the berth or arrival in the restricted waters.
The UK P&I Club have received the following update from Oasis P&I Services, on the implementation of a ban on the transportation of highly toxic chemicals in the Yangtze River basin in China
UK Club Correspondent Huatai Marine have provided the below Circular (available in both English and Chinese)
Chinese New Year 2021
Thomas Miller staff would like to wish all Club Members and friends a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year
UK Club Correspondent Huatai Marine have issued a new Circular outlining the stricter epidemic control on boarding personnel at the port of Guangzhou
Ice Condition in Northern Chinese Ports
UK Club correspondents Oasis P&I have provided the following circular on sea ice conditions at Northern Chinese ports
China's "New" Export Control Law
On 17 October 2020, the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (SCNPC) passed the Export Control Law of the People's Republic of China (the "ECL") and the same entered into force on 1st December 2020
QCR Winter 2020: Bright Shipping ltd v Changhong Group (HK) Ltd (the "CF Crystal" and the "Sanchi")  HKCA 1062
Collision at sea within EEZ of PRC - Forum non conveniens - Whether Hong Kong proceedings should be stayed in favour of Shanghai Maritime Court.
The UK Club's Correspondents in China, Huatai Insurance Agency & Consultant Service Ltd, would like to alert Members to recent cases where crewmembers onboard ships were required to perform antibody testing in addition to NAT (swab) tests prior to entering shipyards in Shanghai and Zhoushan.
Prolonged waiting periods of vessels carrying Australian coal to China: Cargo hazards and precautions while waiting to discharge coal
New revised People's Republic of China (PRC) law on the prevention and control of environmental pollution by solid wastes ("the law") - Effective 1st September 2020"
Update: China opens up 10 ports for foreign crew change and implements circuit-breaker mechanism
The ports concerned have been busy putting in place the necessary measures for conducting crew change operations in compliance with the requirements laid down by the authorities
It is reported by Chinese media that foreign crew change operations will resume in ten Chinese ports
Supreme Court of China published Judicial Interpretation on Crew Issues Arising During Trials
To encourage consistency in court rulings on crew related issues, the Supreme Court of China published on 27 Sep 2020, its "Judicial Interpretation Regarding the Trial of Crew Members Related Cases" which comprises of 21 articles.
China - Covid-19 nucleic acid tests compulsory for crew joining vessels calling at Chinese ports
On 24 September, the Chinese Ministry of Transport, General Administration of Customs, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs jointly issued an Announcement (Announcement of the Ministry of Transport No
The Club would like to draw Members’ attention to the latest Circular No. 2010 (Updated): Prohibited Areas for Military Exercise in Bohai, Yellow Sea, East Sea and South Sea of China from Late August to the End of September, 2020
Due to a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in China linked to vessels arriving at Chinese ports following crew changes, the local Customs Authority has introduced enhanced procedures for testing crew members for Covid-19 when vessels call at Chinese ports