Legal Briefing: IMO Ballast Water Management - The lay of the land as September 2019 approaches
This Legal Briefing will look at some questions Members may have relating to these two regulations as 8 September 2019 approaches, and end with brief guidance on P&I Club cover for claims arising out of breaches of these BWM regulations.
The digital revolution gathers momentum, and almost every day there are new technological developments. This briefing looks at one of these developments; blockchain contracts, also known as 'smart contracts', the benefits as well as the legal issues that may arise under these contracts.
Legal Briefing: Electronic Bills of Lading
We have recently seen many of our Members switching to electronic bills of lading ("eBLs") on some of their trades. The move towards a paperless trade is therefore gaining momentum. The Club is, however, still receiving many questions about eBLs and about the three eBL systems approved by the International Group of P&I Clubs, namely Bolero, essDOCS and e-titleTM. This Legal Briefing provides brief explanations on these three systems and how each of them works.
A quick overview of ship arrest in some popular jurisdictions - The uncertain shipping market makes the issue of arrest a topical one. The key questions being; where are the most advantageous arrest jurisdictions? And what makes them so favourable? This article seeks to give a brief overview of some popular arrest jurisdictions, and sets out why they are potentially advantageous.
China has become a significant importer of goods, and Members often face claims advanced by shippers or consignees in China. The latest publication from the UK Club Legal Briefing team provides an overview of the current situation and recommendations to note if Members face claims by shippers or consignees in China.
Jacqueline Tan, Senior Claims Executive at UK P&I Club comments on the strict ballast water management controls coming into force
Legal Briefing: Safe port and Ebola Virus
This latest publication from the Club's legal team covers safe port and the Ebola-Virus.
Legal Briefing: CITES
The latest legal briefing from the Club on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
In our latest Legal Briefing we share the Club's legal expertise and experience on the stricter air pollution regulations of the horizon. By 18th June 2014 all European Union member states are expected to implement directive 2012/33/EU, which brings European national air pollution laws in line with MARPOL Annex VI.
This legal briefing follows on from our earlier legal briefing "New regulations for the control of ships' ballast" that was published in 2011.
On the 21st November 2011, the Australian government passed a bill extend penalty provisions for pollution incidents in their waters. As well as expanding existing offence and civil penalty provisions in the