QCR Autumn 2021: "KAIJIHO KENKYU KAISHI" - Tokyo District Court Judgment: 2018 (Wa) No. 26723 and No. 28332 Maritime Law Review1 (The Japan Shipping Exchange, Inc.) 2021.5 (No.251) P71-P80
QCR Autumn 2021: Cargo owners' obligations to set the temperature of a refrigerated container and to take delivery of a damaged cargo under the bill of lading terms.
This bulletin briefly describe the physical properties of petcoke, the environmental implications of its discharge or loss at sea, the properties and effects of petcoke cleaning agents and some of the national and international policies relating to its disposal.
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
This press release highlights the new episode from the UK Club's 'Ask an Expert' video series, this time exploring the topic of grain contamination claims
Ask an expert: Grain Cargo claims
In the latest ask an expert video expert Chris Ellyatt, Consultant, Food & Agricultural Commodities, CWA explores the topic of grain cargo claims
Prolonged waiting periods of vessels carrying Australian coal to China: Cargo hazards and precautions while waiting to discharge coal
Commodities such as soya bean meal, sunflower seed pellets, palm kernel expellers, and others have been shipped for many years in large volumes. These are the solid residues left behind when oil is removed from oil-bearing seeds. They can self-heat and some are spontaneously combustible.
Under the IMSBC Code, a Group A cargo is one which may liquefy if shipped at a moisture content in excess of its transportable moisture limit