Archive for the ‘Disputes’ Category

Where it all began: Arbitration in New York

Where it all began: Arbitration in New York
Clay Maitland Where Arbitration Began:     Maritime Arbitration in New York by Clay Maitland,  Managing Partner, International Registries Inc. and Chairman, NYMAR  In March 1656, Andrew Kilvert brought suit against Jan Geraerdy in the Court of Burgemeesters of the colony of New Netherland, demanding...
August 25th, 2015 | Arbiitration, Associations, Claims, Disputes, Legal | Read More

IMO and the UK National Maritime Museum explore migration at sea

IMO and the UK National Maritime Museum explore migration at sea
23/06/2015  – IMO has partnered with the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, United Kingdom,   to take a closer look at issues surrounding migration at sea. The RE•THINK space allows visitors to discover and reflect on a given theme from a different perspective. The current exhibition...
June 23rd, 2015 | Associations, Civil Unrest, Corruption, Disputes, European Union, Health and Safety, Immigration, IMO, Maritime Fraud, Maritime History and Museums, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

ILO finds Qatar guilty

ILO finds Qatar guilty
The ITF’s exposure of practices at Qatar Airways sparked criticism worldwide, including this protest at the recent Scotland vs Qatar football match. (Credit: Richie Vietch) Geneva-based United Nations agency the ILO (International Labour Organization) today found Qatar guilty of allowing its state-owned...
June 16th, 2015 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, Corruption, Disputes, Health and Safety, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes, Safety and Security | Read More

NGO Shipbreaking Platform holds AGM 2015, visits ship recycling yards in Turkey

NGO Shipbreaking Platform holds AGM 2015, visits ship recycling yards in Turkey
the NGO Shipbreaking Platform secretariat and member organisations at the Turkish ship recyclers association in Aliaga, Turkey Brussels,  10 June 2015 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of 19 environmental, human rights and labour rights organisations campaigning for safe, clean...
June 10th, 2015 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption, Disputes, Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, News, Pollution, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Exposec Defense World 2015

Exposec Defense World 2015
From last year’s event   Viewers can read the latest on the Conference Programme of EXPOSEC DEFENSE World 2015 which under the  circumstances comes at no better time and many issues will possibly determine the Greek, European and World policy on all, under discussion/debate issues:  C...
April 30th, 2015 | Academia, Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Communication, Company Profiles, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Defense, Disputes, EEZ, European Union, Events, Executive Travel, Health and Safety, Immigration, Jet set, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Fraud, Military, Organisations, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Technical, Technology | Read More

2015 GREEN4SEA Forum – One of the best ever global events

2015 GREEN4SEA Forum – One of the best ever global events
A panoramic view of the centre stalls One of its best ever events, an excellent conference/debate and a small exhibition, took place yesterday in one of Greek shipping’s modern temples: The Evgenidion Foundation. A full house witnessed and participated in all sessions issues, a very unique situation....
April 23rd, 2015 | Academia, Associations, Charity, Claims, Clubs, Communication, Company Profiles, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consulting, Corporate Social Responsibility, Defense, Disputes, Emissions, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, Organisations, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Shipbroker loses interest but secures commission on sale by rival broker

Shipbroker loses interest but secures commission on sale by rival broker
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has recently successfully supported a claim for ship sale commission by a shipbroker wrongly accused by a shipowner of incompetence. The shipbroker had entered into an exclusive commission agreement with a shipowner, which provided for commission of...
April 23rd, 2015 | Associations, Disputes, Marine Insurance, Sales and Purchases | Read More

HFW Briefing: Throwing the keys back

HFW Briefing: Throwing the keys back
Throwing the keys back Time charter redelivery notices are vital for shipowners in planning future employment for their vessels. It is therefore essential that there are clear and simple rules in this...
April 10th, 2015 | Associations, Chartering, Disputes, Legal | Read More

ITF ramps up pressure over scapegoated Russian air traffic controllers

ITF ramps up pressure over scapegoated Russian air traffic controllers
Roman Dunaev, Svetlana Krovtsun and Alexander Kruglov face criminal charges The ITF has ramped up the pressure to drop criminal charges against three air traffic controllers at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport who it says were unfairly scapegoated for the tragic accident which killed the head of oil giant...
April 9th, 2015 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, Claims, Corruption, Disputes, ITF | Read More

Bad Faith round-up…

Bad Faith round-up…
Michael Thompson, Ann Waite and Joseph Grasso. Bad Faith round-up: law firm Wiggin and Dana offers advice to insurers seeking to avoid bad news from US courts By James Brewer London underwriters have been warned that coverage dispute lawsuits in the United States could bring heavy financial consequences...
April 7th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Disputes, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, News, Seizures | Read More

On Sanctions…

On Sanctions…
Nadia A. Zormpa Marine Insurance threatened by Sanctions? Nandia A. Zormpa* writes: Sanctions.  A phenomenon that until recently seemed to have only political aspects. The great impact of sanctions is not only illustrated on financial results for the sanctioned countries but it expands in shipping industry ...
April 7th, 2015 | Associations, Claims, Comment, Corruption, Disputes, Finance, Legal, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Shipfinance | Read More

Tiered dispute resolutions: try to keep things amicable.

Tiered dispute resolutions: try to keep things amicable.
Reed Smith’s Lindsay East introducing the event; on his right the panel with Clare Ambrose, Karen Maxwell, The Hon. Mr. Justice Hamblen, Alexander Sandiforth and Clive Aston Current issues in arbitration were thoroughly aired at a London Shipping Law Centre seminar on March 25th, held under the...
March 30th, 2015 | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbiitration, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Disputes, Legal, News | Read More

ISIS export gateway to global crude oil markets

ISIS export gateway to global crude oil markets
Dr. George Kiourktsoglou ISIS EXPORT GATEWAY TO GLOBAL CRUDE OIL MARKETS George KIOURKTSOGLOU*,  Visiting Lecturer, University of Greenwich, London  – Dr Alec D COUTROUBIS,  Principal Lecturer, University of Greenwich, London Abstract The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) began to take...
March 12th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Corruption, Defense, Disputes, Energy, European Union, Gas, Health and Safety, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intertanko, LNG, LPG, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

ITIC launches ship management e-learning seminar

ITIC launches ship management e-learning seminar
Mark Brattman International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has launched an e-learning seminar to help ship managers successfully negotiate the pitfalls they may encounter when asked to sign letters of undertaking. Particularly in today’s difficult financial markets, ITIC is frequently asked to...
February 24th, 2015 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Defense, Disputes, IT and Communications, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs | Read More

Did events in Ukraine force the change of Greek tactics?

Did events in Ukraine force the change of Greek tactics?
Dr. Andreas Koutras Did events in Ukraine force the change of Greek tactics? by Dr. Andreas Koutras Many analysts justified the recent change of heart of the Greek government to Eurogroup’s ultimatum and the hard stance of the German finance minister and the rest of the 17 finance ministers. This...
February 20th, 2015 | Associations, Banking, Bribery and Corruption, Comment, Defense, Disputes, Energy, Environment, European Union, Finance, Immigration, Insight, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Sanctions, Strikes, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

U-Freight gains trusted trader status in Taiwan

U-Freight Taiwan, the U-Freight Group’s (UFL) Taiwanese partner, has been certified by the Taiwan Customs Authority as an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO). U-Freight Taiwan’s accreditation follows that of U-Freight Holland in 2012, U-Freight’s Spanish (Tracosa) and German (Alpha trans Luft- und...
February 10th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Disputes, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Trade and Commerce | Read More

“BRILLANTE VIRTUOSO”: Judgment [HD-UKLIVE.FID2551190]

“BRILLANTE VIRTUOSO”: Judgment [HD-UKLIVE.FID2551190]
Rhys Clift The “BRILLANTE VIRTUOSO”  SUEZ FORTUNE INVESTMENTS LTD and PIRAEUS BANK SA v TALBOT UNDERWRITING LTD and others On 5th-6th July 2011, the vessel Brillante Virtuoso was taken by pirates off the coast of Aden, Yemen. The pirates ordered the vessel to proceed to Somalia, but after...
January 15th, 2015 | Banking, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Disputes, Energy, Health and Safety, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Seizures, Ship Finance, Shipfinance | Read More

London P&I Club helps owners counter the cappuccino effect

London P&I Club helps owners counter the cappuccino effect
The London P&I Club has advised its members on precautions to adopt to detect the presence of cappuccino bunkers. In the latest issue of its StopLoss Bulletin, the club explains that the cappuccino effect is essentially the frothing or bubbling effect caused by compressed air blown through the...
December 4th, 2014 | Associations, Bunkering, Claims, Corruption, Disputes, Maritime Fraud | Read More

A career in salvage and wreck removal….

A career in salvage and wreck removal….
John M. Noble A career in salvage and wreck removal with a look at some current issues,  By John M Noble Introduction My path to the world of salvage and wreck removal started in a most conventional manner.  After two years at HMS Conway, I served in Alfred Holt and Co (Blue Funnel) as a Midshipman...
November 11th, 2014 | Associations, Claims, Company Profiles, Corporate Social Responsibility, Disputes, Featured, Groundings, Health and Safety, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

TT Club pinpoints contamination as primary cause of Tank Container Claims

TT Club pinpoints contamination as primary cause of Tank Container Claims
Phillip Emmanouel Leading freight transport insurer TT Club reveals detailed results of its claims survey highlighting tank container incidents: contamination accounts for nearly half with damage to tanks adding another third Shanghai, 6th November 2014 Speaking at the Asia Tank Container Organization’s...
November 6th, 2014 | Associations, Claims, Disputes, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, News, Safety and Security | Read More

ITIC urges shipbrokers to put it in writing

ITIC urges shipbrokers to put it in writing
Specialist transport intermediary insurer, ITIC, has warned shipbrokers that they face the risk of serious financial loss if they fail to ensure that all parties to fixture agreements are in possession of full, confirmed information prior to the conclusion of negotiations. In the latest issue of its...
October 1st, 2014 | Associations, Claims, Disputes, Legal, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Marine Insurance | Read More

Governments face huge challenge in clamping down on clandestine shipment of hazardous goods by sea

Governments face huge challenge in clamping down on clandestine shipment of hazardous goods by sea
John Wilson Governments face huge challenge in clamping down on clandestine shipment of hazardous goods by sea,  By James Brewer in Hong Kong Attempts to clamp down harder on shippers contravening the rules governing the transport of hazardous goods by sea could backfire, a safety expert has warned. John...
September 24th, 2014 | Associations, Claims, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Disputes, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Piraeus Association for Maritime Arbitration- Shanghai Arbitration Commission

Piraeus Association for Maritime Arbitration- Shanghai Arbitration Commission
Aiming to strengthen the relations and to develop the mutual cooperation in the field of commercial arbitration, the Piraeus Association for Maritime Arbitration and the Shanghai Arbitration Commission agreed to implement the provisions according to a signed protocol during their recent meeting at the...
July 28th, 2014 | Arbiitration, Associations, Claims, Disputes, Events, Legal, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

North Korean vessel finally transits Canal

North Korean vessel finally transits Canal
The m.v “Chong Chon Gang 03 May 2014 – The North Korean vessel “Chong Chon Gang, ” which was detained in Panama in 2013 as it tried to cross the Panama Canal with undeclared Cuban weapons on board, is finally headed back home. (source: Captain Frank Marmol) “It exited the...
May 3rd, 2014 | Arrest of ships, Corruption, Disputes, Health and Safety, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Fraud, Military, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

The Hellenic Shipyards – Skaramanga yard mess continues…

The Hellenic Shipyards – Skaramanga yard mess continues…
At the centre left the Hellenic Shipyards docks can be easily seen empty – photo courtesy John Faraclas As you read these lines, the dockers of the Hellenic Shipyards – Skaramanga yard (Triena Union) are demonstrating – bringing traffic  havoc in the streets of Athens, heading towards the...
March 13th, 2014 | Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Disputes, European Union, Labour Disputes, Politics and Government, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Strikes | Read More