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Low, unsustainable and volatile markets …and Peace lost the chance

Low, unsustainable and volatile markets …and Peace lost the chance
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) “managed” to clinch just four points since yesterday and now reads 1,496… The Geopolitical situation and conversely Peace – given what happened in the Middle East and particularly in the borders of Israel and Gaza, has spectacularly failed, “thanks”...
May 14th, 2018 | Chartering, Civil Unrest, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, London Shipping Law Centre, Markets, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Tenders | Read More

Technology will have a huge impact on lawyers’ skills and legal practice

Technology will have a huge impact on lawyers’ skills and legal practice
The legal profession faces tremendous challenges over the next decade in recruiting people who can exercise their skills in a context of evolving technology and its expanded deployment while meeting changing client requirements. The commercial climate will be characterised by new (and sometimes conflicting)...
May 9th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre, Technology | Read More

Panamaxes …“maintain” the BDI@1,167

Panamaxes …“maintain” the BDI@1,167
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended today’s trading at 1,167 points, up 21 thanks to the Panamaxes as the Capers advance was minimal. Geopolitics more than turbulent suggesting CAUTION for all as Peace all over Panet Ocean is at stake; John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capers were up eight...
February 22nd, 2018 | Arbiitration, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Unsustainable BDI or what?

Unsustainable BDI or what?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the day by losing five points and now stands at 1,214; not a good start for the week. Geopolitics are getting all over Planet Ocean more perplexed than ever. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers’ BCI “reduced” its rise to a dozen point and now...
January 29th, 2018 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, London Shipping Law Centre, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Robot Over Your Shoulder

The Robot Over Your Shoulder
Technology is playing an ever greater role in handling ships and reporting on incidents—but there’s still a need for seafaring skills As a long time convert and user of labour saving technology, Captain Peter McArthur believes robotics and artificial intelligence have potential advantages for...
November 14th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, London Shipping Law Centre | Read More

London remains the best place for maritime arbitration

London remains the best place for maritime arbitration
The panel London continued to be a vibrant and successful centre for international maritime arbitration, according to a range of leading practitioners assembled at DLA Piper’s offices in London on September 11th. They were considering how arbitration supported London at a seminar organised by the London...
September 27th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, London Shipping Law Centre | Read More

How Does Arbitration Support London?

How Does Arbitration Support London?
The panel with the Hon Sir Bernard Eder – fourth from the left who chaired the event. Picture credits Anna Kaparaki An exceptional event “How Does Arbitration Support London?” took place earlier on tonight at the DLA Piper premises in the City of London.  The event was organised by the London...
September 11th, 2017 | Arbiitration, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, London Shipping Law Centre, Shipping Centers | Read More

The BDI@1,355, Wets unstable amid messy Geopolitics

The BDI@1,355, Wets unstable amid messy Geopolitics
John Faraclas The  BDI (Baltic Dry Index) begins  the week with gains; 23 points plus since last Friday the 8th of September, and at 1,355 points “makes” a bit of better sense… The Wets with mixed feelings and the Geopolitics messy as ever. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The...
September 11th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, London Shipping Law Centre, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Keep close tabs on your newbuildings if you want shipyards to remedy defects

Keep close tabs on your newbuildings if you want shipyards to remedy defects
The panel (l to r): Sea O’ Sullivan, Charles Buss, The Rt. Hon. Mr. Justice Andrew Baker, Dr. Ken Kirby , Brendan Cuffe and Nicola Cox Contractual issues arising from building merchant ships are inevitably “tricky” and give rise to problems requiring solutions. At a seminar organised by the...
March 27th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Maritime Arbitration: Russia, Singapore, Dubai, India or Hong Kong? Take your pick

Maritime Arbitration: Russia, Singapore, Dubai, India or Hong Kong? Take your pick
A very lively panel; on a l to r: Dr Roman Khodykin – Berwin Leighton Paisner, Christopher Style QC – LCIA Board member, The Hon. Sir Bernard Eder (chairman), Sherina Petit – Norton Rose Fulbright and Colin Wright – St Philips Stone Russia, Singapore, Dubai, India or Hong Kong?...
March 7th, 2017 | Arbiitration, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre | Read More

The BDI@878 loses steam yet again; geopolitics though are on the brink for WWIII

The BDI@878 loses steam yet again; geopolitics though are on the brink for WWIII
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained just three points and now reads 878 points “thanks” to the volatile Capers … Geopolitics are to spill over given some nations unprecedented demands and the fault rests with all six superpowers that look for their vested business interests rather than...
February 27th, 2017 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Disputes, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre, Markets, News, P and I Clubs, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices | Read More

“Corruption in shipping has always been there…

“Corruption in shipping has always been there…
The panel with BIMCO’s Grant Hunter delivering his slides paper ‘Corruption in shipping has always been there, so there’s nothing we can do. I do not think that is enough any more’ Facilitation payments, made in order to “oil the wheels” to enable shipping operations to proceed on schedule...
January 18th, 2017 | Associations, BIMCO, Bribery and Corruption, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre, Maritime Fraud | Read More

In a digital age, Admiralty procedures should not remain unscrutinised and unchallenged

In a digital age, Admiralty procedures should not remain unscrutinised and unchallenged
Darryl Kennard delivering his slides paper and the panel with Dr. Neil Baines, The Hon. Mr. Justice Tear, Mark Jones and Richard Sarll Admiralty procedures which did not sufficiently acknowledge the part played by digital aids in litigation came under the microscope at a London Shipping Law Centre Seminar...
December 9th, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IT and Communications, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre, Marine Insurance | Read More

When criminalisation follows hard on the heels of marine accidents

When criminalisation follows hard on the heels of marine accidents
A panoramic view of the dinner hall LSLC Cadwallader debate : When criminalisation follows hard on the heels of marine accidents The incidence of criminalisation of shipmasters following accidents in United States waters has gathered momentum in recent years. According to maritime lawyer Michael Chalos,...
November 8th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, London Shipping Law Centre, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents | Read More

Changes and Challenges are tough on the World’s Ship Masters

Changes and Challenges are tough on the World’s Ship Masters
l to r: Michael Chalos, Partner at K&L Gates LLP (New York); Jeff Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards at the US Coast Guard; Faz Peermohamed, Partner and Head of Global Shipping at Ince & Co; Chairman of the panel Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony; Michael Kelleher, Director...
November 7th, 2016 | Associations, Comment, Events, HR, London Shipping Law Centre, News, Person Profiles, Story of the Month | Read More

Can the Dry Market weather the storm? Does geopolitics “help”?

Can the Dry Market weather the storm? Does geopolitics “help”?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 11 points  since yesterday and the Geopolitics bubble might burst with incalculable repercussions for all, repeat for ALL stakeholders. John Faraclas midweek recap: The BDI was down 11 points earlier on today approaching the 800 points threshold...
October 26th, 2016 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, London Shipping Law Centre, Marine Insurance, Markets, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Just what authority and responsibility does the Master have when he is under attack?

Just what authority and responsibility does the Master have when he is under attack?
Dr Aleka Sheppard The shipping industry’s concerns about the significantly evolving changes in the shipmaster’s traditional role over the years is the basis of this year’s renowned Cadwallaader Debate. Dr Aleka Sheppard, Maritime Arbitrator, Founder and Chairman of the London Shipping Law Centre...
October 12th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre | Read More

Less authority but more responsibility: A Growing problem for Ship masters?

Less authority but more responsibility: A Growing problem for Ship masters?
Michael Grey The position of the Ship Master, apparently enshrined in centuries of law, custom and practice, is showing evidence of strain in the light of 21st century ship operation and management. The Master’s traditional authority is widely perceived as being diminished while responsibility is...
October 12th, 2016 | Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

LSLC seminar on NYPE 2015

LSLC seminar on NYPE 2015
Clarksons Platou Struan Robertson introducing the event The future of time charter fixtures came under the spotlight at a London Shipping Law centre seminar on September 21st. Key revisions to the New York Produce Exchange Form (Time Charter) generally known as NYPE 2015, were discussed by experts who...
October 4th, 2016 | Associations, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Fixtures, London Shipping Law Centre | Read More

Reviewing contracts for supplying fuel oil and for off hire provisions

Reviewing contracts for supplying fuel oil and for off hire provisions
The panel with the Hon Sir Bernard Eder  (standing on the right) introducing the event Recent Supreme Court decisions, particularly those concerning OW Bunkers (the Res Cogitans) and the Global Santosh came under review at a London Shipping Law seminar on July 21st. The OW Bunkers case has been described...
August 8th, 2016 | Bunkering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre | Read More

Announcing the theme for the 2016 Cadwallader debate

Announcing the theme for the 2016 Cadwallader debate
Dr. Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard, the LSLC’s founder and chairman   The legal position of the ship’s Master when tackling the day-to-day pressures of today’s shipping industry, will be the subject of this year’s Cadwallader Debate, organised by the London Shipping Law Centre, Maritime Business...
April 21st, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre | Read More

As ships get bigger, so will the scale of incidents…

As ships get bigger, so will the scale of incidents…
More than a full house; at the far end on the centre at the podium Chris Adams delivers his speech As ships get bigger, so will the scale of incidents- but Lloyd’s Open Form will still cope In recent years, the salvage industry has tackled incidents involving some of the largest merchant vessels which...
February 7th, 2016 | Claims, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, London Shipping Law Centre, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

The Enforcement of London Arbitration Agreements

The Enforcement of London Arbitration Agreements
The panel on a l to r: Clare Ambrose, Simon Gault, Vasanti Selvaratnam and Robert Gay This “delicate” subject was the theme of the London Shipping Law Centre’s event earlier tonight at a full house at Hill Dickinson’s auditorium. Chaired by Simon Gault, LMAA Arbitrator the panel of speakers...
November 16th, 2015 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, London Shipping Law Centre | Read More

Capital Link’s CSR; the catch phrase for furthering the shipping saga

Capital Link’s CSR; the catch phrase for furthering the shipping saga
l to r: Fred Kenney (IMO), Dee Taylor (Liskow and Lewis), Harry J. Fafalios chairman GSCC and director Fafalios Shipping, Michael Lund – BIMCO chairman and moderator Peter Hinchliffe sg of ICS The 5th Capital Link Shipping & Offshore CSR Forum in London Now, what an event that was earlier today!...
November 3rd, 2015 | Academia, Alternative Sources of Energy, Anniversaries, Associations, Awards, Banking, BIMCO, Breaking News, Charity, Climate, Clubs, Communication, Company Profiles, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consulting, Consumers Market, Corporate Social Responsibility, Cruise Industry, Drill ships, Energy, Environment, Events, Executive Travel, Finance, Health and Safety, Holidays, HR, IACS, IMarEST, IMIF, Immigration, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intercargo, Intermanager, International Chamber of Shipping, Intertanko, Jobs, London Shipping Law Centre, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Fraud, Maritime History and Museums, Markets, Oceanology, Oil Spill, P and I Clubs, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Religion, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Sanctions, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, The Nautical Institute, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

LSLC/LMAA Special event for LISW – Managing Arbitration Effectively

LSLC/LMAA Special event for LISW – Managing Arbitration Effectively
On 8th September, as part of London International Shipping Week, the London Shipping Law Centre jointly with The London Maritime Arbitrators Association will present an Arbitration workshop – MANAGING ARBITRATION EFFECTIVELY. The panellists are leading arbitration practitioners.  There will...
August 7th, 2015 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre, News | Read More