Can relaxation help you?
Crew Health Director Sophia Bullard, introduces the new initiative from the Club in tackling mental health amongst Seafarers,
Benefits of ITOPF
Many of us in the shipping industry have experienced incidents, dramas or shenanigans over the years that are often hard to remember as time passes.
The ICA, or to give it its full name The Inter-Club New York Produce Exchange Agreement, is an IG approved clause for the apportionment of cargo claims. It aims to provide a mechanism by which claims can be quickly apportioned between owners and charterers without the need for costly or extensive litigation. It also contains provisions for security and time bars for notification of claims.
Sophia Bullard, Director of UK P&I Club's Crew Health Programme chats to SAFETY4SEA about the Crew Health Programme for which the Club has been shortlisted for the 'Initiative' category.
The P&IQ. an absolute saviour! The material is filled with all the information needed to become a well-rounded and knowledgeable Claims Handler.
Sailors' Society 200th Anniversary Reception
On Wednesday 6th June 2018 I attended an anniversary reception held at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. The invite came from Stephen Morgan, MP for Portsmouth, and was for a special reception to mark 200 years of the Sailors' Society.
A lot is being said about the implications of blockchain technology on the shipping supply chain and the prophesised benefits it will eventually bring to the industry, such as cost and time savings.
Ever heard the phrase "as superstitious as a sailor"? Me either, as it doesn't exist. HOWEVER, sailors are a superstitious bunch and this week we bring you some of their most interesting apprehensions.
Reputation on the rocks
In the day and age of social media and smartphones, good crisis management can save lives, limit damage to the environment, reduce the overall cost of the response, and protect the reputation of shipping companies.
Wellness at Sea
Mental health is an ongoing issue in all walks of life, but in our business we are additionally exposed through the claims we see.
Shipping in an Eco World.
You cannot escape the "Eco trend" that's taking over. It is no longer an option to be naïve about the impact you are having on the planet, whether that be on a personal or business level.
Fraudulent gastric illness claims
Fraudulent gastric illness claims have become more and more common in recent times, so it is with great pleasure that we report that we were able to foil one such claim.
In October 2017, the Supreme Court issued its judgment in Taurus Petroleum v SOMO  UKSC 64. The judgment laid down important principles for enforcement of international arbitration awards, especially in regards to Letters of Credit.
Brexit and the LMAA
I was lucky enough recently to attend the LMAA dinner held in the lovely Drapers' Hall. The prevalent theme was whether Brexit would have an impact on London Maritime Arbitration and whether London would retain its crown as a key centre for global maritime dispute resolution.
From Steamships to Greenships.
The focus of the shipping industry when it comes to protecting the environment has, for the most part, been on preventing the unintentional discharge of oil and other noxious pollutants into the sea, whilst vessel emissions have been a much less prominent but, many would argue, no less important issue.
Thomas Miller has again hosted its annual Trends in Maritime Claims event in conjunction with the Young Maritime Professionals (YMP).
Nutrition and Hydration Week.
This week is Nutrition and Hydration Week. Nutrition and Hydration week aims to highlight, promote and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally.
The Court of Appeal has handed down its judgement in the Aqasia, upholding the decision at first instance - to the collective groan of bulker and tanker owners everywhere.
The issue of abandoned cargo is exactly what it says on the tin, cargo that has been abandoned - most commonly (but not exclusively) at the port of discharge.