While Brazil is a world-class shipping hub, trading to and from the regions presents unique challenges to the domestic and foreign-flagged ships calling at Brazil’s ports,for both locally-based and overseas Members, the Club’s examines current shipping trends in Brazil and provides valuable insight to assist with smooth sailing.
London, 1 November 2021: Thomas Miller Specialty, a global insurance provider across a number of sectors including Marine P&I and Offshore Marine and Energy, has announced that its three year close and collaborative partnership for fixed premium P&I with AIG will end with effect from 1st January 2022; the new collaboration between Thomas Miller Specialty and the UK P&I Club will create a joined up and market leading partnership between two P&I specialists
The Thomas Miller Group, including all owned and managed businesses will comply with GDPR with effect from the 25th May 2018.
The International Group has approved an updated version of essDOCS’s electronic trading system.
The International Group Pooling and GXL Reinsurance contract structure for 2021 have now been finalised.
Circular 17/20: US Oil Pollution California - Increased criminal penalties for oil spill related offences
Circular 17/20: US Oil Pollution California - Increased criminal penalties for oil spill related offences.
The additional cover is offered at no additional premium.
These Guiding Opinions will be of assistance to all Members trading to or from China, or who are currently involved in litigation proceedings in China.
Legal Update: Singapore High Court clarifies applicable interest rate in LOU after constitution of limitation fund
The Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims 1976 sets uniform rules relating to the limitation of liability for maritime claims.
Part 2: Legal issues arising under the current unimodal transport Conventions
Legal Update: China and Hong Kong: Mutual Assistance in Court-ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitration Proceedings
Hong Kong and China have agreed new measures to allow parties to an arbitration seated in one jurisdiction to attach assets in the other jurisdiction pending an award. This is an important extension to arbitration proceedings of measures previously restricted to litigants before Hong Kong and Chinese courts. It also reflects the increasing use of Hong Kong as a forum for arbitration.
Legal Update: US - Supreme Court rules that punitive damages are not recoverable by seamen in unseaworthiness claims
A US seaman sued his employer/vessel owner for injuries suffered on board a dredge vessel, alleging various claims which included negligence under the US Jones Act
Carrying Deck Cargo - at whose risk?
The UK Club routinely advises Members on the implications of proposed carriage of cargo on deck. The Club usually advises on both the contractual aspects, i.e. risk allocation under the Bills of Lading and Charterparties, as well as from a loss prevention/ or practical perspective. Carriage of cargo on deck exposes the cargo to a variety of extra risks from the elements, such as sea-spray and wind, as well as the potential risk of being washed off or falling overboard due to bad weather conditions or inadequate lashing/stabilising. Depending on the cargo, there may also be issues with the stability of the vessel itself, for example, the carriage of wing blades on top of hatch covers.