The Club’s correspondent in China, Huatai Marine, provide in their latest Circular No: PNI  05 details of this summer’s fishing ban along China’s coastal areas.
China: Revised Ship Routeing and Reporting Systems of Qiongzhou Strait - From 1 April 2022
The UK Club’s Correspondents, Huatai Marine, report that on 28.02.2022, China MSA announced a modification to the Routeing System and Ship Reporting System of Qiongzhou Strait which have been operating for over 15 years. Huatai Marine explain the main modifications to the systems which will come into force on 01.04.2022.
China: Announcement on Effectively Implementing Remote Prevention and Control Measures of COVID-19
The UK Club’s local correspondents, Huatai Insurance Agency & Consultant Service Ltd, have issued a circular on the announcement of the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the General Customs on Effectively Implementing Remote Prevention and Control Measures of the COVID-19 for Vessels Engaged in International Voyages.
The UK Club’s Correspondents, Oasis P&I, provide an update on the revised ship routing and reporting systems at Xiamen Port which will come into effect on 1 March 2022.
China - Supreme Court's Memorandum of National Courts' Symposium on Commercial and Maritime Cases
The Club would like to draw Members' attention to an article by Haitong & Partners law firm dated 27.01.2022 in which Haitong provides their comments on the maritime section of the Supreme Court's Memorandum of National Courts' Symposium on Commercial and Maritime Cases.
China - Pilot programme opening up coastal carriage to vessels of foreign Container Lines
The UK Club's correspondents, Huatai Marine, report on an announcement by the country's Ministry of Transport on 13.12.2021 regarding a pilot programme to partially open up China's coastal trade.
A global fuel sulphur cap of 0.5% was introduced from 1 January 2020, while the 0.1% sulphur cap continued to apply within the ECAs designated under MARPOL Annex VI
The Club would like to draw to the attention of Members trading to Brazil a well written and comprehensive update on the cabotage trade in Brazil
The UK P&I Club have received the following update from local correspondents, Huatai Insurance Agency and Consultant Service Ltd., regarding the latest on fishery farms in Lanshan, China
New PRC Civil Code: impact on guarantees
The new Civil Code of the People's Republic of China came into effect from 1st January, 2021, bringing in numerous changes to the rules governing civil disputes in China, those of particular relevance to Members are the changes to the rules relating to guarantees, which we consider in more detail below.
Coastal Waters of Zhejiang Province, China
Please find below Circular PNI12 from UK Club Correspondent Huatai Marine outlining the adjustment of the main public shipping routes in the coastal waters of Zhejiang Province, China.
In accordance with the Maritime Traffic Safety Law of the People's Republic of China, Maritime Safety Administration of the PRC ("MSA") issued a notice on 27th August 2021 requiring vessels of foreign nationality that fall into the categories within to report to Chinese maritime administrations pre-entering the territorial sea of China.
In order to keep our Members posted with the development of the changes in those areas, the UK Club’s correspondents Huatai have kindly issued a circular to introduce the current situation of fishery farm claims and update the latest geographical extent of the major fishery farms in China.
The UK Club's local correspondent has informed the Club of China's revised maritime traffic safety law, which will come into effect on September 1st 2021.
The UK Club has recently been made aware of new measures put in place at Chinese ports in an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19, in particular the Indian variant.
The below information received from UK Club Correspondents Wang Jing and Co, providing updated safety guidelines for the prevention of collisions between merchant vessels and fishing vessels as released by China MSA.
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%.
China: Notice of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Areas on adjusting the system of summer fishing ban
We have received the following update from our local correspondent in China.
China: Shanghai MSA issued a Safety Notice on inspection on propulsion and auxiliary machinery
Following the collision in the deep water channel of Changjiangkou (CJK) area, Shanghai Maritime Administration (the "Shanghai MSA") has issued a Safety Notice to urge all ships to undertake thorough propulsion and auxiliary machinery detection prior to departure from the berth or arrival in the restricted waters.