Great Lakes vessels trading is typically performed by dry bulk vessels that carry a variety of cargoes including ores, limestone, salt, cement, sand, grain, coal and gypsum. This article provides some insight into commercial shipping on the Great Lakes and some of what one might expect when transiting the area.
It is not always smooth sailing in the shipping industry
Kevin is a maritime attorney and a graduate of the Statue University of New York Maritime College, where he obtained a United States Coast Guard Third Mates' License of Unlimited Tonnage. Prior to joining Thomas Miller in 2019, Kevin worked as an associate attorney at a maritime law firm in New York, working on bodily injury, property damage and cargo claims. He has also worked as a vessel operator for a major commodities firm. Kevin specializes in bodily injury claims and is a member of the US Bodily Injury team.
Our full-time, worldwide loss prevention team provides Members with proactive and inclusive loss prevention support
Dee is a Senior Claims Director, with a particular focus on people claims, and a member of the Bodily Injury team.
This article reviews the general concepts of the 905(b) claim and how past decisions helped bring into focus some key issues related to shore-side workers' claims against vessels.
Inflated Medical Damages in California State Courts: A brief analysis of Howell v. Hamilton Meats and how to prevent "unreasonable" costs
In a costly new trend, California Plaintiffs' attorneys are referring their personal injury clients to expensive, lien-based medical providers to skirt the California Supreme Court's decision in Howell v Hamilton Meats which limits plaintiffs to recovering the actual amounts paid for medical treatment not the amounts billed
US Juries Get to Determine Reasonable Medical Expenses in Maritime Cases Based on Billed Amounts and Actual Expenses Paid - Higgs v. Costa Crociere (11th Cir. 2020)
This case involved a cruise ship passenger who sued the a vessel owner for claimed injuries suffered when she alleged to have tripped over a cleaning bucket that had been left near a buffet line, causing her to break her arm.
Oliver Goossens, Senior Claims Executive at the UK P&I Club working from the New Jersey Office
Rafael is a Senior Claims Executive, with responsibility for handling P&I and FD&D claims in the Americas, mainly focusing on South and Central America.
Marina oversees the New Jersey claims team, ensuring that it provides high-level service to all its members, and is also involved in day-to-day claims handling, focusing on collision, FFO and pollution claims.
Jennifer is a Senior Claims Director and a member of the Bodily Injury team
Debbie Bronis is the Claims Manager & Environmental Specialist for the UK Club based in our San Francisco office
Tom is a Regional Claims Director for New Jersey, handling P&I and Defence claims.
Overweight container guide
Overweight containers and mis-declared weights remain a very serious problem, therefore, we have updated our overweight container guide for 2021.
Contract Review Service
Shipowners and operators enter into many commercial contracts each year, but sometimes these can expose them to liabilities that are beyond or prejudicial to their P&I cover.
UK P&I Club will host a live webinar on 8 April (9am ET, 2pm GMT) exploring the current trends for seagoing vessels and the challenges for dry-bulk trade on the Hidrovía - Paraná River in South America.