Archive for the ‘Claims’ Category

How cutting-edge technology is assisting insurance claims analysis and investigation

How cutting-edge technology is assisting insurance claims analysis and investigation
Phil Thompson (left) and Zarir Irani. How cutting-edge technology is assisting insurance claims analysis and investigation By James Brewer  Rembrandt is helping get to the bottom of – and possibly prevent – casualties in ocean and coastal shipping.  This is not the Dutch master painter of the Golden...
April 4th, 2018 | Claims, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Groundings, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Technology | Read More

The “AQASIA” – Court of Appeal rules on the Hague Rules limitation

The “AQASIA” – Court of Appeal rules on the Hague Rules limitation
The m/v “AQASIA” Regular recipients of our email updates may recall that this case is about whether a carrier of bulk cargo can limit its liability for a cargo damage claim under Article IV Rule 5 of the Hague Rules, and, in particular, what is the meaning of “unit” in this provision....
February 22nd, 2018 | Claims, Legal, News | Read More

U-FREIGHT supports TAPA’s supply chain security efforts

U-FREIGHT supports TAPA’s supply chain security efforts
The news that cargo thefts at unsecured locations in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region accounted for 173 or 85.1 percent of incidents reported in November 2017, is further evidence of the need for diligence in supply chain security, says international freight forwarding and logistics company,...
February 12th, 2018 | Associations, Claims, Corruption, Logistics, Port Conditions, Safety and Security | Read More

No Fault Regime Confirmed when Apportioning Liability under the Inter-Club Agreement

No Fault Regime Confirmed when Apportioning Liability under the Inter-Club Agreement
Eurof Lloyd-Lewis and Emma Skakle No Fault Regime Confirmed when Apportioning Liability under the Inter-Club Agreement – by Eurof Lloyd-Lewis Partner, Clyde & Co LLP Transgrain Shipping (Singapore) Ptd Limited v Yangtze Navigation (Hong Kong) Co Ltd (“MV YANGTZE XING HUA”) [2017]...
February 6th, 2018 | Claims, Legal, P and I Clubs | Read More

Majority of Auxiliary Engine Damage occurs due to Human Error warns The Swedish Club

Majority of Auxiliary Engine Damage occurs due to Human Error warns The Swedish Club
Peter Stålberg, Senior Technical AdviserThe Swedish Club An investigation by The Swedish Club into auxiliary engine damage has revealed that the majority of all damage takes place immediately after maintenance work. A key finding is that 55% of casualties occur within only 10% of the time between overhaul...
January 8th, 2018 | Claims, HR, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

ITIC settles off-hire dispute resulting from ship manager’s negligence

ITIC settles off-hire dispute resulting from ship manager’s negligence
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) recently settled a claim brought against a ship manager for failure to maintain its obligations under a technical management contract, leading to liability for costs incurred when the vessel was denied permission to berth by port authorities in Australia. The...
November 2nd, 2017 | Chartering, Claims, Disputes, P and I Clubs, Shipmanagement | Read More

Trade Union Votes to Tackle Stena Ferries

Trade Union Votes to Tackle Stena Ferries
… Ferry Officers to be Balloted for Industrial Action Nautilus UK branch conference condemns Stena Line threat to UK jobs Stena Line officers could be balloted for industrial action unless the company starts to engage in meaningful negotiations over a threat to UK seafarers’ jobs on its North...
October 3rd, 2017 | Associations, Claims, Disputes, HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Strikes | Read More

ITIC pays out for pool manager’s acceptance of unacceptable tanker

ITIC pays out for pool manager’s acceptance of unacceptable tanker
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC)* has highlighted the costly consequences of a shipping pool manager’s failure to accurately describe a tanker, leading to a substantial claim by charterers. The pool manager misdescribed the tanker as being acceptable to a specific oil major, even...
June 30th, 2017 | Chartering, Claims, Disputes, Legal, P and I Clubs, Tankers | Read More

The “Ocean Victory”: clarification for charterers and those insuring their liabilities

The “Ocean Victory”: clarification for charterers and those insuring their liabilities
Gard Marine and Energy Limited (appellant) v China National Chartering Company Limited (respondents) and others [10.05.17] 26 May 2017 Andrew Purssell, Michael Biltoo Supreme Court decides in favour of the ship owner in a landmark case arising from the loss of a Capesize bulk carrier, The “Ocean...
May 30th, 2017 | Claims, Health and Safety, Legal, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

North speaks at Greece’s Merchant Marine Academy on ‘Game Changing’ maritime casualties

North speaks at Greece’s Merchant Marine Academy on ‘Game Changing’ maritime casualties
Tony Allen (North P&I Director – Greece), left, and Vassilis Stavropoulos, Academy Director, Hydra Merchant Marine Academy with a commemorative shield presented in recognition of North’s support. May 10, 2017 – North P&I Club has delivered a presentation to the Merchant Marine Academy...
May 10th, 2017 | Claims, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

London P&I Club supports appointment of warranty surveyors for deck cargo loads

London P&I Club supports appointment of warranty surveyors for deck cargo loads
Paul Walton THE London P&I Club has highlighted a recent increase in the incidence of deck cargoes shifting in heavy weather, and supported a recommendation to appoint a warranty surveyor to supervise high-risk marine construction and transportation project operations where appropriate. In an article...
March 20th, 2017 | Claims, Consulting, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs | Read More

Challenge against Stern fails in Greek shipyard case

Challenge against Stern fails in Greek shipyard case
Costas Frangeskides, Partner,Holman Fenwick Willan LLP Challenge against Stern fails in Greek shipyard case UPDATED. Lebanese brothers bringing an ICSID claim against Greece have failed to unseat the state’s appointee to the tribunal, prolific French arbitrator Brigitte Stern, on the basis that her...
March 10th, 2017 | Arbiitration, Claims, Disputes, Legal, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

New IUMI position paper on fires on ro-ro passenger vehicle decks

New IUMI position paper on fires on ro-ro passenger vehicle decks
Position paper of the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI)  Fires on ro-ro passenger vehicle decks 8 February 2017   Background The deadly fires aboard the ferries “Norman Atlantic” just before New Year 2014 and the “Sorrento” in April 2015, prompted an international response...
February 8th, 2017 | Claims, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Reports, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security | Read More

DFDS Statement: False claims from RMT

DFDS Statement: False claims from RMT
In response to claims from the RMT published over the weekend regarding rates of pay aboard the vessel Finlandia, below is a statement from Gert Jakobsen, Vice President, Communications for DFDS. QUOTE There is absolutely and categorically no single rank on-board the Finlandia Seaways being paid £1.64...
January 30th, 2017 | Claims, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

The HFW Briefing: Volcafe Ltd v Compania Sud Americana de Vapores SA (T/A CSAV)

The HFW Briefing: Volcafe Ltd v Compania Sud Americana de Vapores SA (T/A CSAV)
Baptiste Weijburg, Senior Associate at HFW LLP In what has been treated as something of a test case due to the relatively small amounts at stake (around US$62,500), the Court of Appeal has now helpfully confirmed what some considered to be the commonly held view that a carrier does not need to first...
December 14th, 2016 | Chartering, Claims, Containers, Disputes, Fixtures, Legal, News, Person Profiles | Read More

HFW Briefing: Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims

HFW Briefing: Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims
UK Government to enact Order increasing the limits of liability under the 1996 Protocol to the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims 1976 On 19 April 2012, the Legal Committee of the...
November 28th, 2016 | Claims, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

North P&I Club supports Members in overturning ‘detrimental’ cargo carriage judgment

North P&I Club supports Members in overturning ‘detrimental’ cargo carriage judgment
Daniel Mayne North P&I Club has helped restore the commercial balance between shipowners and cargo interests by successfully supporting a Member in its appeal against a UK High Court decision today (10 November 2016). The Court of Appeal overturned the 5 March 2015 decision in Volcafe Ltd and others v. CSAV,...
November 10th, 2016 | Claims, Disputes, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

Fifty Years after England v Germany at Wembley…

Fifty Years after England v Germany at Wembley…
Burkhard Fischer (left) and Dr Tim Schommer Fifty Years after England v Germany at Wembley:  the Association of Average Adjusters ponders “how to score under the DTV-Hull Clauses” A call for a mediation forum to help settle some of the basic disparities in marine hull claims practice has come from...
November 3rd, 2016 | Associations, Claims, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Marine Insurance, News | Read More

New Marsh report: Switching From Paper to Electronic Bills of Lading

New Marsh report: Switching From Paper to Electronic Bills of Lading
Gordon Street London, 14 October, 2016 — Attached is Marsh’s latest report, “Switching From Paper to Electronic Bills of Lading”, which looks at bills of lading (BOL) fraud in the maritime and marine industries. The report covers: ·         How, as paper-based BOLs are replaced by...
October 14th, 2016 | Chartering, Claims, Corruption, Fixtures, IT and Communications, Maritime Fraud, Markets, P and I Clubs, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

AAA expands its renowned exam system…

AAA expands its renowned exam system…
Keith Martin Association of Average Adjusters expands its renowned exam system with new module on upstream and offshore energy claims The Association of Average Adjusters announces the launch of a new exam module, Upstream and Offshore Energy Claims (A3). This A3 paper can be taken as an alternative...
October 11th, 2016 | Associations, Claims, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime Education and Training, News | Read More

HFW Briefing – ATLANTIK CONFIDENCE: Cargo Insurers “break limits” in unprecedented judgment

HFW Briefing – ATLANTIK CONFIDENCE: Cargo Insurers “break limits” in unprecedented judgment
ATLANTIK CONFIDENCE: Cargo Insurers “break limits” in unprecedented judgment Following the fire and sinking of the bulk carrier ATLANTIK CONFIDENCE off the coast of Oman in April 2013, the owners...
October 11th, 2016 | Claims, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs | Read More

Tanker brokers count cost of failure to pass on claims documentation

Tanker brokers count cost of failure to pass on claims documentation
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) says delay in submitting – or failure to pass on – documentation is the most common cause of claims against tanker brokers. Moreover, the tightening of procedures in a difficult market may serve to make such failures more costly. In the...
September 27th, 2016 | Associations, Claims, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Tankers | Read More

ASTRA and SPAR SHIPPING: What happens when a time charterer fails to pay timely hire?

ASTRA and SPAR SHIPPING: What happens when a time charterer fails to pay timely hire?
Legal Assistance and Defence Cover (LADC) is available to Members in addition to the traditional P&I cover. We are very grateful to Ian Teo, Partner at Rajah & Tann’s, Shipping and International Trade, Singapore, for sharing an example of where LADC cover can assist Members in the event of...
September 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Chartering, Claims, Company Profiles, Disputes, Fixtures, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More

INDUSTRY ALERT – Hanjin Line Bankruptcy: Ownership and Return of Leased Containers

INDUSTRY ALERT – Hanjin Line Bankruptcy: Ownership and Return of Leased Containers
In connection with the filing by Hanjin Shipping for bankruptcy: A list of owners of various types of containers (with prefixes) which were previously on lease to Hanjin, has been prepared. ClickHERE to download the document. If you come across any equipment previously on lease to Hanjin Line, this...
September 21st, 2016 | Associations, Claims, Containers, Disputes, Seizures | Read More

HFW Briefing: Supreme Court defines the ambit of the fraudulent claims rule

HFW Briefing: Supreme Court defines the ambit of the fraudulent claims rule
Supreme Court defines the ambit of the fraudulent claims rule The fraudulent claims rule is well established in English law. It operates to bar a policyholder’s claim in its entirety when that claim is fabricated or fraudulently exaggerated. The leading case is generally regarded...
August 5th, 2016 | Claims, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud | Read More