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.
Lessons Learnt: Wet damage to cargo of maize
During the initial stages of the voyage, the vessel encountered heavy weather, with spray and seas shipped on deck and all hatch covers over a period of 8 days; this video explores how this affected the maize cargo
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: dry coal - below flow point
Can test of dry coal expected to be below flow point.
Can test: iron ore fines - below flow point
Can test of iron ore fines expected to be below flow point
Can test of iron rich fine material expected to be above flow point