May we wish all our Members and friends Seasons Greetings and Best Wishes for the New Year.
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%.
The UK P&I Club have received the following information from local correspondents, Pandi Liquidadores S.R.L., regarding new regulations for controlling Asian Gypsy Moth when arriving in Argentinian ports
These Guiding Opinions will be of assistance to all Members trading to or from China, or who are currently involved in litigation proceedings in China.
Further to their recent Circular Ref No: PNI  05 bringing to our attention China MSA's version 2.0 of their "Guidance on the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 on board", the Club's Correspondents, Messrs Huatai Marine, have now issued a new Circular Ref No: PNI  06 providing Members with the latest update on crew changes in Chinese ports.
UK P&I Club will host a series of live training webinars aimed at both members and the wider maritime industry, with the first webinar, addressing the practical and legal issues of bunker fuel quality, taking place on Thursday 2 April at 9am BST (4pm Singapore).
We have put in place temporary flexible working arrangements for our staff to avoid the worst of the rush hour in compliance with the Japanese Government's recommendation for preventing spread of infection of Coronavirus.
Lookout: Issue 4
Available in both English and Japanese, our Lookout publication aims to help all Members, especially those based in Japan navigate the complex world of P&I insurance.
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.
20th Anniversary- Singapore office
Our Singapore office is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The anniversary was marked by a celebratory dinner on 31st October 2018 at the Pavilion Room, Conrad Centennial Singapore.
Collision avoidance seminar- Japan
The UK P&I Club recently held its annual P&I seminar for its Members in Tokyo on the subject of collision avoidance.
Lookout: Issue 2
In this edition of Lookout, we examine the subject of collision avoidance from three key aspects.
Korean Golf Day 2018
The Club held a golf day in Korea for members and brokers on Friday 13th April. The day was hosted on the Jack Nicklaus designed Ocean Course at the Sky72 Golf Club in Incheon by Andrew Jones, Asia Pacific Regional Director, and James Petrie Underwriting Director for Korea.
Lookout: Issue 1
Welcome to our new Lookout series. A deep dive into issues facing our Japanese Membership.
IG Position Paper - 'Recognising escrow as a mode of executing the judgement award of the NLRC" 3rd October 2013
"It is therefore important to highlight how the interests of our Members are significantly prejudiced by the final & executory nature of the NLRC's decisions; in a manner Complainant's are not."
New Commonwealth laws have come into effect which extend strict liability for oil pollution to Charterers and increase penalties fortyfold.