Archive for the ‘Claims’ Category

New IMB report shows persistent piracy risk in Gulf of Guinea

New IMB report shows persistent piracy risk in Gulf of Guinea
Captain P. Mukundan London and Kuala Lumpur, 24 July 2018 – The second quarterly report from the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) shows that all 2018 crew kidnappings have so far occurred in the Gulf of Guinea in six separate incidents. A total of 107 incidents were reported to the IMB Piracy...
July 24th, 2018 | Arrest of ships, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, News, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Claims teams talent needs to be unleashed to reap the benefits of digitalisation: PwC’s Claims Workforce of the future: 2030

Claims teams talent needs to be unleashed to reap the benefits of digitalisation: PwC’s Claims Workforce of the future: 2030
Jim Bichard, UK insurance leader at PwC Insurance claims teams must adapt if they are to not just survive the inevitable impact of technology but also harness the benefits, according to a new report from PwC. The report, launched today to coincide with the Lloyd’s Market Association’s (LMA)...
July 4th, 2018 | Claims, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More

Slow and Steady Wins the Race to Lower Operating Costs, says The Swedish Club

Slow and Steady Wins the Race to Lower Operating Costs, says The Swedish Club
Main Engine Damage The Swedish Club warns that vessel operators should always look to the long term, when specifying the type of engines to be installed across the fleet. Latest statistics from the Club show that vessels propelled by medium/high speed engines have a claims frequency 2.5 times higher...
June 28th, 2018 | Books, Claims, P and I Clubs | Read More

Clyde & Co Legal Update: All risks – no cover for non-existent cargo

Clyde & Co Legal Update: All risks – no cover for non-existent cargo
Last month a decision was handed down in the matter of Englehart CTP (US) LLC v Lloyd’s Syndicate 1221 in relation to marine cargo insurance and the scope of all risks insurance. In brief summary, the decision confirms that: The words “this insurance covers all risks of loss of or damage...
May 9th, 2018 | Claims, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

North P&I Club strengthens cargo claims team

North P&I Club strengthens cargo claims team
David Richards May 1, 2018 – North P&I Club has further strengthened its specialist cargo claims team with the appointment of David Richards as Deputy Director (Cargo). This appointment is an important element in North’s ongoing commitment to provide the highest standards of service delivery...
May 2nd, 2018 | Claims, Company Profiles, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, News, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles | Read More

HRAS News: Update on Shipbreaking in South Asia from the NGO Shipbreaking Platform

HRAS News: Update on Shipbreaking in South Asia from the NGO Shipbreaking Platform
… Update on Shipbreaking in South Asia from the NGO Shipbreaking Platform 1st of May 2018 Brussels. There were a total of 206 ships broken in the first quarter of 2018. Of these, 152 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia for dirty and dangerous breaking. So far this year, 10 workers have...
May 2nd, 2018 | Claims, Disputes, Health and Safety, HR, ITF, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

ITIC helps limit naval architect’s exposure after survey vessel capsizes

ITIC helps limit naval architect’s exposure after survey vessel capsizes
In a recent dispute, International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) helped a naval architect to successfully reduce the level of a claim by a shipbuilder for damages and loss of profits following the sinking of a hydrographic survey vessel which was deemed to be unstable. The naval architect was...
May 2nd, 2018 | Claims, Legal, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Regulatory, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

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