Forecasts predict that Brazil is poised to yield a record soybean crop during the forthcoming harvest season, mid-February to mid-May
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
Can a bulk cargo carrier carry containers?
Container shipping demand is exceptionally high, especially on the transpacific and Asia-Europe trade routes leading some exporters to charter bulk carriers for carrying containers; this article outlines UK Club advice on the topic
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.
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
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
The UK P&I Club's correspondents in Brazil, Representacoes Proinde Ltda, have published on their website a Practical Guidance entitled Loading Soya Beans in Brazil
Ask an Expert: Soya bean cargoes in bulk
Launching the first interview of the 'Ask an Expert' video series, Dr
The New Rules on Disclosure and Volcafe
Practical Issues in The Pursuit and Defence of Cargo Claims
1159 - 10/18 - Cargo Hold Fires - New Zealand Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC)
The Club has recently been notified by New Zealand Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) of a cargo hold fire caused by the lighting system in a vessel hold. Members are advised that alternative LED lighting should be considered, to reduce the potential risk to ship safety posed by lights that radiate high levels of heat.
Lessons Learnt: Heating damage to soya beans
The vessel loaded a full cargo of soya beans in North America for discharge in the Far East. The voyage was performed in the Northern Winter season during which orders were received to stem fuel oil bunkers at an intermediate port.
The UK P&I Club has collaborated with Advocate Sertaç Sayhan, to issue this Legal Brieﬁng on "Cargo Claims under the Turkish Commercial Code".
Members will be aware of the tragic sinking last week of the M/V Emerald Star in the Philippine Sea, with the loss of 10 crewmembers. The ship is believed to have been carrying a cargo of lateritic nickel ore at the time, although it is too early to say whether the cargo played any role in the ship's sinking.
Lessons Learnt: Fall in cargo hold
The crew were instructed to clean the vessel's cargo holds in preparation for the next cargo. The vessel was underway with sea conditions recorded as slight with no ship movement. In order to gain better access to the upper areas of the hold, the crew arranged to position the high pressure washing equipment on top of portable staging erected on the tank top.
Carriage of Bauxite which may liquify
IMO warn of new hazards associated with the carriage of bauxite cargo
Lessons Learnt: Enclosed Space Fatality
As discharge of a cargo of coal progressed, the level in one of the cargo holds had lowered to the point where stevedores needed to enter for cargo trimming operations using bulldozers.
Lessons Learnt: Stowaway Incident
The vessel was scheduled to call at two West African ports for cargo operations. At the first port of call, all operations took place without any untoward incident. However, shortly after berthing alongside at the second port of call as preparations were underway to commence cargo discharge, the crew found two stowaways who had been hiding inside the deck crane pedestals.