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Skuld reinforces casualty management

15/01/2014
Skuld has appointed Sandro Vuylsteke in the new role of global casualty co-ordinator. Reinforcing Skuld’s commitment to first-class service, Vuylsteke will lead Skuld’s

Ukraine: Advance Custom Declaration for Ukrainian Ports

15/01/2014
Advisory to Members

The Association is grateful to Igor Cherezov of Correspondents DIAS in the Ukraine for contributing to this

UK P&I Club: Revised Terms of Entry 2014

13/01/2014
    The ‘US Oil Pollution Clause’ is deleted reflecting the reduction of US voyage additional premiums to nil;
    A ‘Nickel Ore Clause’ will incorporate

North P&I Club reiterates importance of controlling medical costs

11/01/2014
The 171 million GT North P&I Club has launched a new campaign for 2014 to remind its Members of the importance of providing high

Libya: Tankers calling at Libyan ports

11/01/2014
Members will be aware of recent media reports in respect of a tanker vessel calling at Libya being confronted by forces of the Libyan Navy. Apparently this incident took

Update to Canadian Carrier Codes requirement – New deadline 30th January 2014

09/01/2014
In June 2013, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that carriers calling at

Steamship Mutual: International Group Reinsurances – Policy Year 2014/15

09/01/2014
The arrangements for the renewal of the International Group General Excess of Loss reinsurance contract and Hydra

MARPOL / SOLAS update: Prohibition on blending of bulk liquid cargoes

08/01/2014
Members are advised that as of 1 January 2014, the further SOLAS regulations VI/5-2 will have come into force. It can be found under Chapter VI "Carriage of Cargoes", Part A General Provisions, and is added after the previous regulation 5-1.

This new regulatory provision provides that:

    "The physical blending of bulk liquid cargoes during a sea

New IMSBC Protocol For Carriage of Iron Ore Fines

08/01/2014
A new iron ore fines Schedule to the IMSBC Code was agreed at the IMO DSC 18 meeting in September 2013 governing the carriage

Tokio Marine Europe launch unique Freight Liability insurance product

07/01/2014
The product is also supported with regional underwriting throughout the UK. The product provides worldwide liability cover*

Indonesia - Ban on the Export of Unprocessed Minerals

07/01/2014
In May 2012 the Managers advised Members in a website news article of the introduction of a ban by the Indonesian Government

Indonesia: Dry Bulk Export Ban - effective 12 January 2014

03/01/2014
The Association is grateful to Dugahll Aitken and Capt. Mohammed of Spica and Spica Indonesia for their contribution to

Steamship Mutual: US Vessel Response Plans – Contingency Plans

01/01/2014
We refer to our circular no. B.613. As stated in that circular, every tank vessel and every other vessel over 300 GT is required under State law to file a contingency plan prior to entry into the waters of Washington State but that instead of filing his own plan an owner can subscribe to an umbrella oil spill contingency plan. Since publishing the abovementioned

Costa Concordia insurance claim bill to rise to £1.2bn

30/12/2013
Claims from the Costa Concordia disaster are set to break through the $2bn (£1.2bn) barrier next year because of difficulties experts

Shanghai Institute of Marine Insurance launches

30/12/2013
China’s first professional marine insurance association, Shanghai Institute of Marine Insurance (SIMI) has been officially launched this

SOLAS - Prohibition of Blending and Production Processes During Sea Voyages

25/12/2013
In August 2009, IMO published MSC-MEPC.2/Circ.8 which agreed that the physical blending of bulk liquid MARPOL cargoes during the sea voyage for the purpose of creating new product blends should be prohibited. This was an interim measure pending the adoption of mandatory regulations following concerns that such a practice presented clear hazards to the safety of

Cargo liquefaction in heavy weather: Swedish P&I Club scenario

25/12/2013
It was August and the vessel was loading iron ore in Indonesia, to be discharged in Vancouver. It had been raining heavily for

Marine insurers need to adapt to thrive

23/12/2013
Given the events of 2012, the choice of ‘Marine Insurance – building resilience and defining a sustainable future’ as the common theme for the IUMI annual

SOLAS - Amendments to the IMSBC Code

21/12/2013
In June 2013 the IMO Maritime Safety Committee adopted Resolution MSC.354(92) specifying forthcoming amendments to the International

Philippines: Loading of Sintered Iron Ore

18/12/2013
The Association has recently been notified of several shipments of "Sintered Iron Ore" out of Philippines, shipped primarily by Philippine Sinter
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