Three years ago, the UK P&I Club issued a Legal Briefing on Electronic Bills of Lading (eBLs) in which we tried to de-mystify the concept of the eBL, by providing an insight into how the systems of the three eBL providers approved by the International Group of P&I Clubs (the “IG”) at the time, namely Bolero, essDOCS and e-Title™, work. We explained the legal principles relied upon by these providers to enable their eBLs to replicate the essential functions of a paper BL. We also tried to put cyber risks in context by explaining that these risks are risks associated with the general use of computers in our businesses, and are not risks specific to the use of eBLs.
Carrying Deck Cargo - at whose risk?
The UK Club routinely advises Members on the implications of proposed carriage of cargo on deck. The Club usually advises on both the contractual aspects, i.e. risk allocation under the Bills of Lading and Charterparties, as well as from a loss prevention/ or practical perspective. Carriage of cargo on deck exposes the cargo to a variety of extra risks from the elements, such as sea-spray and wind, as well as the potential risk of being washed off or falling overboard due to bad weather conditions or inadequate lashing/stabilising. Depending on the cargo, there may also be issues with the stability of the vessel itself, for example, the carriage of wing blades on top of hatch covers.
Legal Update: China - Measures for Supervision and Management of Ship Ballast Water and Sediment - in force from 22 January, 2019
We would like to draw Members’ attention to the attached Circular PNI1902 - Measures for Supervision and Management of Ship Ballast Water and Sediment.
Preventing bulk liquid cargo claims
The latest publication from our loss prevention department focuses on one of the major sources of cargo-related claims in the tanker sector - cargo contamination. The "Tanker Contamination Claims Checklist" identifies the main causes of cargo contamination and compiles the key points to consider both on board and shoreside
Hellas Highlights - December 2010 Edition
This December 2010 edition of our Piraeus office newsletter HiLights reports on the UK Club Financials, a report on the Athens Classic Marathon. The Latest information on Iran Sanctions Legislation, Loss prevention for the Greek Members and the UK Defence Club's annual seminar for its Athens based membership.
US Bodily Injury News (Autumn 2004)
This Autumn 2004 edition of Bodily Injury News includes articles on Visa restrictions causing problems for foreign crew-members, Dealing with law enforcement officers in the USA, The challenge of the US longshore injury claims, The high cost of parting lines, Brazil - fines imposed for sanitary regulations infractions.