Our correspondents in Argentina, Pandi Liquidadores, provides an update on shortages and customs fines relating to Soya Bean imports, after a historically dry season in the country.
Forecasts predict that Brazil is poised to yield a record soybean crop during the forthcoming harvest season, mid-February to mid-May
When Charterers are on the hook
Matthew Johnston explores three categories where charterers may face liability for a bodily injury incident and how those incidents might be handled.
Lithium-ion Battery Shipping has become a threat that exponentially increases each year recently, serious and sometimes catastrophic incidents involving lithium-ion batteries have become more commonplace
Stuart Edmonston, Loss Prevention Director for the UK P&I Club, spoke with Maritime Risk International to discuss the continuing problems of incorrectly packed cargo
The UK P&I Club would like to draw Members' attention to the latest bulletin prepared by Interport Maritime relating to recent claim developments in Bangladesh.
In September last year, the Club issued an alert from the Club's correspondent, Spica Services WISMA PMI in which they highlighted the increasing incidents of detention of vessels anchored in waters off Bintan Island, Indonesia
Carriage of Fertiliser Cargo
This article explains how fertilisers are made and shaped as well as the issues that can arise during sea voyage.
Herculito Maritime Limited & others v Gunvor International BV & others (The "Polar") - Court of Appeal  EWCA Civ 1828
The Court of Appeal has held that in the absence of clear words to the contrary, the holders of bills of lading will not be excluded from their liability to contribute to general average, where the peril suffered is already insured by the shipowner.
A Guide to People Claims
Information and documentation required to efficiently handle your claim.
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to dominate the headlines around the world
UK Club Circular 08/21: Sierra Leone - Carriage of Iron Ore Fines Cargoes - Liquefaction Risk
Iron Ore Fines Cargoes exported from Sierra Leone have been identified as an area of increasing concern due to a lack of regulatory oversight at loading ports and the potential for excessive wetting and thereby liquefaction and instability.
QCR Autumn 2021: Sameco S.A. v Shandong Chenxi Cereals and Oils Co., Ltd (The M/V "Adelante") (2020) Lu Min Zhong No.1573
Claim for damage to soya beans - Chinese Appeal Court apportions liability between vessel Owner and Receivers
QCR Autumn 2021: Noble Chartering Inc V Priminds Shipping (HK) Co Ltd (The "Tai Prize")  EWCA Civ 87 - Court of Appeal
Whether Master, presented by Shippers with clean BL to sign, was provided with warranty that cargo shipped in good order and condition - Consideration of Article III rules 3 and 5 of the Hague Rules.
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.
Overweight container guide
Overweight containers and mis-declared weights remain a very serious problem, therefore, we have updated our overweight container guide for 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%.
UK P&I Club launches Lessons Learnt video on failure to conduct adequate cargo checks.
FAQ - Hold Preparation and Cleaning
Hold preparation is probably the most vital part of bulk carrier operations; if it is not undertaken properly, it can result in substantial cargo claims, delays, additional cleaning, survey costs and expensive off-hire disputes.
Hold Cleaning: the legal issues
The preparation of cargo holds for the next intended carriage is a critical operation which requires careful planning and execution; this article considers a number of legal issues which may arise, including terms commonly used in charterparties to describe the cleanliness of cargo holds, the consequences of failing to comply with such terms, potentially resulting in off-hire claims and damages, and the role of the independent surveyor.