New European Union Measures against Iran - Council Regulation 267/2012 dated 23 March 2012 - Frequently Asked Questions - Updated on 14th August 2012.
From the 27th July to 12th August, London's hosting of the Olympics will have a significant impact on travel and transport infrastructure. The Paralympics which runs from 29th August to 9th September will also cause interruption and congestion to business travellers arriving in the capital. We have collated some key materials provided by the Olympic organisers to help you plan any London visits to avoid unnecessary delays or problems.
London Olympics Road Freight Guidance
A Powerpoint presentation by Transport for London giving detailed guidance on the changes to road use and access during the course of the torch relay and London Olympics and Paralympics
The Club has become aware of a string of cases of poorly secured dangerous goods, more specifically, Sulphur being exported from St. Petersburg, Russia. This has led to two other related shipments being stopped and inspected in two separate European ports.
London: Extended public holiday
Our London office will be closed on both Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th June for a national holiday. Visitors to London should be aware that a number of major events in the capital for the occasion will lead to congestion on various transport routes and key landmark sites.
We are looking forward to seeing you at our Posidonia Open Day on the 7th June. Our open day commences at 12:00 with an Orthodox blessing of our newly refurbished office and runs on throughout the afternoon. Feel free to drop in at any time during the day and you will be assured of a warm welcome from our local office staff, Board Directors and other Thomas Miller staff who will be on hand.
Regulations and advisories on United Kingdom's ratification of MLC 2006 and its implementation through national maritime legislation.
Updated FAQs have been issued by the International Group following discussions with the UK Treasury
The attached FAQs issued by the International Group of P&I Clubs address the the legal Status of EU Council Regulation 267/2012; the effect of the "grace periods"; and the impact on the cover provided by clubs
Iran Sanctions: EU sanctions against Iran - Council Decision 1012/35 - IG FAQs 8 February 2012
The International Group's Sanctions Working group has developed an initial series of FAQs in relation to the recently announced EU additional measures against Iran contained in the Council Decision of 23 January 2012
The Bribery Act 2010
The UK's Bribery Act 2010 (the "Act") came into force on 1 July 2011 and introduces a new set of criminal offences for bribery.
Armed guards on Italian flagged ships
Italy has finally ruled in favour of the lawfulness of employment of armed guards on board of Italian flagged vessels by Decree Law n.107. dated 12 July 2011.
Following the continuing success of its main Insight Course in London, a second course is to be held this year at the Athens Hilton Hotel on the 6th to the 7th December. "An insight into transport law and insurance" is a practical, extensive two-day course for the non-insurance specialist. Places on the course are limited and priority in applications will be given to Club Members.
London broker evening - May 24th
The UK P&I and Defence Clubs hosted a broker evening at Balls Brothers wine bar in the City of London on 24th May. A long and convivial evening was enjoyed by all in the traditional shipping heartland of St Mary Axe, adjacent to the Baltic Exchange.
Our P&I Club Chairman, Mr Dinos Caroussis, of Chios Navigation, welcomed the Greek marine broking community to a social evening, together with Thomas Miller (Hellas) Ltd. and colleagues from Thomas Miller P&I and Defence in London, at the Piraeus Sailing Club, in Mikrolimano, on the evening of Tuesday 17 May 2011.
A unique opportunity for young German transport professionals to work in the London market is presented this year in the shape of the Robin Travis scholarship. The Robin Travis scholarship provides a three month paid internship for a motivated individual who is working in Germany and is currently employed in the shipping, transport or marine insurance sector. A lump sum of €5,500 to assist with living expenses is provided for the period.
UK Club seminar in Istanbul - 13th April
On 13th April, the UK P&I and UK Defence Clubs hosted a joint seminar at the Moda Yacht Club in Istanbul which focused on topical risk and liability issues for their Members and the wider shipping community. After the seminar a cocktail reception was held for the participants and their wives and partners.
The aim of this legal bulletin is to provide a general overview of the regime and its scope, and answers to the most common questions that would assist Members in understanding the relevant issues on how the Regulation will be enforced.