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.
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%.
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.
The UK P&I Club recently held a webinar on the subject of Chemical Tanker Claims; it was a great success with about 1600 registrations from 63 countries, looking at three main aspects related to the preparation of cargo holds in bulk carriers.
The UK P&I Club have received the following update from Oasis P&I Services, on the implementation of a ban on the transportation of highly toxic chemicals in the Yangtze River basin in China.
Can test of iron rich fine material expected to be above flow point.
Can test of iron rich fine material expected to be below flow point.
Brookes Bell take a deep dive into the carriage of seed cake under the IMSBC Code, and what that means for Members.
This article examines the global environmental protection regulations for the ocean, the efforts and trends of the shipping industry in relation to the dumping of damaged cargo at sea, and Japan's response to these issues.
Carriage of Bauxite which may liquefy - Group A and revised Group C IMSBC Code schedules are now mandatory
From 1st January 2021 the revised IMSBC Code 2020 enters force.
QCR Winter 2020: K Line Pte Ltd v Priminds Shipping (HK) Co Ltd (The “Eternal Bliss”)  EWHC 2373 (Comm)
Are damages claimable in addition to demurrage following a delay in discharging?