Archive for the ‘P and I Clubs’ Category

Owner claims against manager for failure to update ballast water management plan

Owner claims against manager for failure to update ballast water management plan
FAILURE to keep a proper onboard record of regulatory and legislative changes can have costly consequences for shipowners and their intermediaries, as evidenced by a claim recently handled by International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC). The crew of a ship which frequently traded to US ports found...
November 7th, 2018 | Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

The American Club’s Loss Prevention materials LUB’S and Services: A status Update

The American Club’s Loss Prevention materials LUB’S and Services: A status Update
Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman and CEO, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Managers for The American Club NOVEMBER 5, 2018, CIRCULAR NO. 40/18, TO MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION THE AMERICAN CLUB’S LOSS PREVENTION MATERIALS AND SERVICES: A STATUS UPDATE The American Club and its Managers are committed...
November 5th, 2018 | Associations, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Britannia announces a further USD10m Capital Distribution and no General Increase for 2019/20

Britannia announces a further USD10m Capital Distribution and no General Increase for 2019/20
Andrew Cutler, CEO Tindall Riley (Britannia) Limited At its Members’ Representative Committee and Board Meetings on 16 October in Hamburg, Britannia P&I Club announced that for 2019/20 there would be no General Increase to its advance call for P&I Members. In addition, Britannia continues to...
October 18th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, P and I Clubs | Read More

American Club Circular No. 39/18 – Continuing Warranty of Seaworthiness OF SEAWORTHINESS

American Club Circular No. 39/18 – Continuing Warranty of Seaworthiness OF SEAWORTHINESS
Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman and CEO, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Managers for The American Club OCTOBER 11, 2018 CIRCULAR NO. 39/18 TO MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION Dear Member: CONTINUING WARRANTY OF SEAWORTHINESS It has come to your Managers’ attention that, from time to time, Members are offered...
October 11th, 2018 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Clearwater works with Norway’s maritime war risk insurance club (DNK) to develop ground-breaking digital solutions for maritime insurance market

Clearwater works with Norway’s maritime war risk insurance club (DNK) to develop ground-breaking digital solutions for maritime insurance market
Clearwater Tracking and DNK have partnered to provide the first end-to-end truly digital platform for maritime insurance, operations and management, deploying advanced satellite technology from ORBCOMM for cost-effective, near real-time data on vessel position, breach reporting and other on-board information Poole,...
October 11th, 2018 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, News, P and I Clubs | Read More

North P&I Club celebrates new, larger office opening in Piraeus

North P&I Club celebrates new, larger office opening in Piraeus
Paul Jennings and Ioanna Procoplou cutting the ribbon at office opening October 10, 2018 – North P&I Club celebrated the opening of its new office in Piraeus, Greece, yesterday with an open-house reception for around 350 representatives from the Greek shipping community. The reception, which...
October 10th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Events, P and I Clubs, People and Places | Read More

When does a fixture become binding?

When does a fixture become binding?
Fiona Pounds, Claims handler Fiona Pounds: When does a fixture become binding? Parties in more procedurally conservative jurisdictions can be surprised at the ease with which a binding contract can be created under English law. In the context of charterparty (c/p) negotiations, it is generally the case...
October 9th, 2018 | Chartering, Claims, P and I Clubs | Read More

The Ameican Club and Seamen’s Church Institute jointly publish Mental Wellbeing guide for Seafarers

The Ameican Club and Seamen’s Church Institute jointly publish Mental Wellbeing guide for Seafarers
Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman and CEO, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Managers for The American Club Publication released on World Mental Health Day to promote the recognition of mental wellbeing as a key component of the health of seafarers, who live and work in conditions which sometimes generate not only...
October 9th, 2018 | Books, Charity, Communication, Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Medical, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

North P&I Club strengthens global underwriting team

North P&I Club strengthens global underwriting team
North P&I Club joint managing director Paul Jennings October 8, 2018 – North P&I Club has further strengthened its underwriting team to meet the evolving needs of its global membership, with the appointment of a new UK based underwriter combined with some operational changes to a number...
October 8th, 2018 | Company Profiles, HR, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles | Read More

TT Talk – Theft & Fraud

TT Talk – Theft & Fraud
2 OCTOBER 2018 TT Talk – Theft & Fraud This edition focuses on fraud and related risks. The fraudster have long existed in the supply chain industry; whether to move illegitimate cargo, facilitate the theft of cargo or for direct gain, the global nature of the industry provides many opportunities....
October 2nd, 2018 | Communication, P and I Clubs | Read More

Britannia Announces Team for Greek Office Opening

Britannia Announces Team for Greek Office Opening
Britannia Announces Team for Greek Office Opening Britannia has finalised its Greek office opening plans by announcing the team that has recently taken up residence in Piraeus, Greece. The office will be tasked with enhancing service delivery to its Greek members and is part of an ongoing expansion of...
October 1st, 2018 | Company Profiles, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles | Read More

S&P Global Ratings affirms Britannia’s ratings as ‘A’ (stable)

S&P Global Ratings affirms Britannia’s ratings as ‘A’ (stable)
S&P Global Ratings, the world’s leading independent credit ratings provider, has affirmed its ‘A’ rating on the Britannia P&I Club.  It added that the outlook remains stable over the next three years based on its view that the Club’s current capital buffer well exceeds S&P’s ‘AAA’...
September 26th, 2018 | P and I Clubs | Read More

North P&I Club encourages UAE & India membership to prepare early for changes to the shipping landscape

North P&I Club encourages UAE & India membership to prepare early for changes to the shipping landscape
North P&I Middle East & India Team: Mark Church, Paul Watson, Savraj Mehta, Simon MacLeod, Alvin Forster, Sanchit Dutta and Graham Anderson September 26, 2018 – Around 80 members of the maritime industry from the Middle East and India attended a seminar yesterday hosted by leading global...
September 26th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

Considerations for vessels transiting and calling ports in areas affected by hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones

Considerations for vessels transiting and calling ports in areas affected by hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones
Following from the American Club’s Managers the Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc.: As Members are no doubt aware, the peak season for hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones in the northern hemisphere occurs between July and October. Vessels trading in regions affected by these extreme weather events are...
September 14th, 2018 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, P and I Clubs, Weather | Read More

The Shipowners’ Club reports its half year results to 30 June 2018

The Shipowners’ Club reports its half year results to 30 June 2018
Following from Simon Swallow the Shipowners’ Club Chief Executive: The Club has reported its financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2018. We anticipated a continuation of difficult trading conditions for many of our Members, along with an ongoing competitive insurance environment....
September 10th, 2018 | P and I Clubs, Reports | Read More

Half Year Results: Consistent Performance from The Swedish Club

Half Year Results: Consistent Performance from The Swedish Club
Lars Rhodin The Swedish Club has reported a combined ratio of 96 % for the first six months of 2018, in line with a policy of balanced growth and consistent performance. The Club is pleased to have now delivered an average combined ratio of below 100 % for ten years, despite a continued soft market for...
August 24th, 2018 | Accountancy, Company Profiles, P and I Clubs | Read More

Management news from the American Club

Management news from the American Club
MANAGEMENT NEWS After more than sixteen years’ service to the American Club, most recently as Senior Vice President of Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc. (SCB), in which capacity he occupied the roles of Global Claims Director and General Counsel, George Tsimis has recently resigned from the management...
August 22nd, 2018 | Company Profiles, HR, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles | Read More

New North American Office for North

New North American Office for North
Ian Duthie August 22, 2018 – North P&I Club has today announced the opening of a new office in New York, USA, to represent our interests across North America.   The new office will be headed by Ian Duthie, who joins the Club from brokers, Marsh. The office will work closely with the existing...
August 22nd, 2018 | Company Profiles, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

Tindall Riley Team Raise Money by Walking 56 Miles Along the Thames Path

Tindall Riley Team Raise Money by Walking 56 Miles Along the Thames Path
A group of staff from Britannia’s managers, Tindall Riley, walked 56 miles of the Thames Footpath Route to raise money for the Marine Conservation Society with a mission to complete the walk within 24 hours. 13 staff set off from Cookham, Berkshire, at 6pm on 12th July and walked through the night,...
August 20th, 2018 | Associations, Charity, P and I Clubs, Sports | Read More

North P&I Club adds strength and depth to the Greek office team

North P&I Club adds strength and depth to the Greek office team
Paul Jennings August 13, 2018 – Leading global marine insurer North P&I Club has further strengthened its Greece based team with a number of new appointments and internal promotions, demonstrating North’s continuing commitment to providing the highest standards of service to its local...
August 13th, 2018 | Company Profiles, HR, Marine Insurance, News, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles | Read More

LCC: “Subject to review” clauses – Is there an intention to be immediately bound?

LCC: “Subject to review” clauses – Is there an intention to be immediately bound?
“Subject to review” clauses are frequently used in fixture proposals to indicate that the parties have not yet agreed to an enforceable contract. However, the recent case of Toptip vs Mercuria in Singapore demonstrates such language may not be sufficient to avoid the contract coming into...
August 8th, 2018 | Chartering, Fixtures, Legal, P and I Clubs | Read More

The United States formally reimposes secondary sanctions against Iran

The United States formally reimposes secondary sanctions against Iran
Joe Hughes From the American Club to its members: AUGUST 07, 2018   CIRCULAR NO. 28/18   TO THE MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION   Dear Member:   THE UNITED STATES FORMALLY REIMPOSES SECONDARY SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN   Introduction On May 8, 2018, President Trump withdrew the United States from participation...
August 7th, 2018 | News, P and I Clubs, Sanctions | Read More

Ship agent liable for negligence leading to excessive dunnage disposal charges

Ship agent liable for negligence leading to excessive dunnage disposal charges
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has recently reported a dispute in which a ship agent in Australia was held liable to its shipowner principal for excessive charges demanded by a contractor for the disposal of dunnage and other materials related to the packing of cargo. The agent was...
August 6th, 2018 | Chartering, Legal, P and I Clubs | Read More

Rising to the digital challenge in shipping

Rising to the digital challenge in shipping
Joint TT Club & McKinsey report concludes that the future is digital   ‘Brave new world?’ examines two potential future digital scenarios, one of which is termed ‘Digital reinvention’ Industry experts, looking at the future for the container transport industry over the next 25 years,...
August 6th, 2018 | Containers, IT and Communications, P and I Clubs, Technical, Technology | Read More

AMERICAN P & I Club manager prepares for further growth with a series of new appointments

AMERICAN P & I Club manager prepares for further growth with a series of new appointments
Dorothea Ioannou, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Four ‘C Level’ positions filled by experienced Club employees to strengthen service capabilities for a growing membership and to help embrace future challenges  New York, July 30, 2018:  Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc. (SCB), the Manager of the American...
July 30th, 2018 | Company Profiles, News, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles | Read More