In September 2020, the Club reported on the new "At-Berth" regulation approved by the California Air Resources Board ("CARB") that year to replace the 2007 regulation
Commercial Court clarifies that the time bar in Article III rule 6 Hague Visby Rules applies also to claims for misdelivery of cargo after discharge from the vessel.
BIMCO Force Majeure Clause 2022
Earlier this year, BIMCO issued a standalone Force Majeure Clause
The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) approved on 30 June 2022 a draft convention (the Draft Convention) on the effect of judicial sales
The Supreme Court has refused the disponent owners permission to appeal, and affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeal
The Club's guest authors, Jeremy M Joseph and Matthew Van Huizen of JOSEPH & PARTNERS, discuss the different limitation of liability regimes applicable to Peninsular Malaysia and to East Malaysia.
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.
The Court of Appeal has unanimously overturned the High Court decision in The Eternal Bliss  EWCA Civ 1712.
In December 2020, the Club provided the below update on the California ballast water discharge regulations reporting that the California State Lands Commission (CSLC) had issued a notice of Approval of Amendment to Articles of the California Code of Regulations, these amendments will become effective on 1 January 2022.
The regulations in Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) address air pollution from ships and include energy efficiency and fuel quality requirements designed to reduce harmful emissions from shipping.
ECM Client Alert
Members are referred to Transport Canada’s Ship Safety Bulletin (SSB) 12/2021 which clarifies requirements for vessels under the Interim Order for the Protection of the Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) in the Waters of Southern British Columbia, 2021 which came into force on 1 June 2021.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted Resolution MSC.428(98) Maritime Cyber Risk Management in Safety Management Systems on 16 June, 2017
QCR Autumn 2020: Heirs of the late Manolo N. Licuanan v Singa Ship Management Inc. (G.R. Nos. 238261 and 238567)
The Philippines' Supreme Court decides that a seafarer's heirs are entitled to death benefits
Jacqueline is a qualified barrister and solicitor handling FDD and P&I cases for many years. She is Legal Services Manager at Thomas Miller, editor of the Club’s legal publications and also a member of Thomas Miller’s Legal and Environmental Team. Jacqueline speaks Malay, French and Hokkien.
Letters of Indemnity
This article outlines some key information regarding Letters of Indemnity and addresses some frequently asked questions
The California Air Resources Board approved a new regulation designed to further reduce pollution from ocean-going vessels while docked at California’s busiest ports.
Guidelines to support the use of ERBs were adopted by the Committee
Following years of discussion and preparation, the German maritime law was amended in 2013
Due to a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in China linked to vessels arriving at Chinese ports following crew changes, the local Customs Authority has introduced enhanced procedures for testing crew members for Covid-19 when vessels call at Chinese ports
U.S. sanctions update
During the last few weeks, U.S. authorities have increased their focus on international shipping in a recent escalation of sanctions.