Archive for the ‘P and I Clubs’ Category

North is the first UK P&I Club to confirm post-Brexit trading arrangements

North is the first UK P&I Club to confirm post-Brexit trading arrangements
Paul Jennings, Chief Executive Officer, North P&I Club January 18, 2018 – North P&I, one of the world’s leading providers of marine insurance, today confirmed that its subsidiary in Ireland, North of England P&I DAC, has received authorisation as a non-life insurance business from...
January 18th, 2019 | Company Profiles, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Markets, News, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles | Read More

ITIC reimburses broker accused by owner of breach of authority

ITIC reimburses broker accused by owner of breach of authority
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) recently represented a shipbroker accused by an owner of breach of warranty of authority in a dispute arising under a non-performing contract of affreightment (CoA). The shipbrokers had negotiated the terms of a CoA between the charterers and the ship...
January 14th, 2019 | Chartering, P and I Clubs | Read More

Prohibition of Open-Loop Scrubber systems in all ports and Emission Control Areas (ECAs) of PRC

Prohibition of Open-Loop Scrubber systems in all ports and Emission Control Areas (ECAs) of PRC
PROHIBITION OF OPEN-LOOP SCRUBBER SYSTEMS IN ALL PORTS AND EMISSION CONTROL AREAS (ECAs) OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (PRC)   As of January 1, 2019, the use of open-loop scrubbers in the ECAs of the PRC has been banned. These ECAs cover most of the PRC’s coastline and inland waterways.   The...
January 8th, 2019 | Emissions, Environment, P and I Clubs, Pollution | Read More

North P&I Club’s Rune Dybedal appointed NSOCC chairman

North P&I Club’s Rune Dybedal appointed NSOCC chairman
Rune Dybedal, Chairman of the North Sea Operators’ Claims Conference (NOSCC) January 7, 2018 – North P&I Club’s Rune Dybedal has been appointed Chairman of the North Sea Operators’ Claims Conference (NSOCC). Dybedal will use his Chairmanship to continue to develop the NSOCC as...
January 7th, 2019 | Company Profiles, News, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles | Read More

American Club sails on steadily without need of premium rises

American Club sails on steadily without need of premium rises
Joe Hughes opens the Trinity House presentation. Steady as she goes – this was the main message from Joe Hughes, chairman and chief executive for Shipowners Claims Bureau, managers for the American P&I Club when he delivered the annual progress report on the club and the fixed premium facility...
December 20th, 2018 | Events, P and I Clubs | Read More

North P&I and Apostleship of the Sea spread Christmas cheer to seafarers

North P&I and Apostleship of the Sea spread Christmas cheer to seafarers
Paul Atkinson with seafarers from the general cargo ship Arklow Meadow with some of the shoeboxes. For the second year running, marine mutual liability insurer North P&I Club and seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) have teamed-up to spread some Christmas cheer to seafarers. On Thursday,...
December 19th, 2018 | Charity, P and I Clubs | Read More

ITIC puts members on alert after uncovering fraudulent diversion of cash

ITIC puts members on alert after uncovering fraudulent diversion of cash
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has warned its members to perform proper bank account checks when transferring funds to principals and intermediaries. The warning comes following the fraudulent diversion of a significant sum of cash transmitted in good faith by ship agents to the master...
December 17th, 2018 | Corruption, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs | Read More

Prohibition of open-loop scrubber systems in Singapore

Prohibition of open-loop scrubber systems in Singapore
On November 30, 2018 Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) declared that, with immediate effect, the discharge of wash water from open-loop exhaust gas scrubbers in the port of Singapore would be prohibited. The IMO’s global sulfur cap bans ships from using fuels with a sulfur content...
December 7th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, P and I Clubs, Pollution | Read More

The Swedish Club Maintains Zero Per Cent General Increase

The Swedish Club Maintains Zero Per Cent General Increase
Lars Rhodin London – 6 December 2018: For the fourth year in succession The Swedish Club has announced a zero per cent general increase for the forthcoming P&I year. The decision was made by the Club’s board in consideration of the general market view that premiums are not in proportion with...
December 7th, 2018 | News, P and I Clubs, Shipmanagement | Read More

The BDI@1,296; “thanks” once again to the Capes… but: Caution should be observed!

The BDI@1,296; “thanks” once again to the Capes… but: Caution should be observed!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 59 points earlier on today as the questionable Capes’ BCI clinched another three-digit points and now stand at 1,925 which is 186 plus since yesterday… and soon might be over and above the 2,000 threshold! John Faraclas’ daily brief: The Panamaxes’...
December 5th, 2018 | Chartering, Claims, Comment, Defense, Disputes, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Groundings, Health and Safety, Insight, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Markets, News, P and I Clubs, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

North P&I Club’s Alan Lo retires after 23 years with the Club

North P&I Club’s Alan Lo retires after 23 years with the Club
Alan Lo December 3, 2018 – After over 23 years of service, Alan Lo, the Director of North’s Hong Kong office, retired on 30 November. Alan has served the Club and its members with distinction throughout this period and has been a respected ambassador and a good friend and colleague to all at...
December 3rd, 2018 | Company Profiles, HR, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles | Read More

LCC: Dealing with difficult charterers under the MYBA form

LCC: Dealing with difficult charterers under the MYBA form
The MYBA Charter Agreement is widely used in the luxury yacht market. The Club has recently assisted with several cases involving charterers committing multiple breaches of clause 13. The clause governs the way in which the charterer and their guests use the yacht during the charter period. In our latest...
November 28th, 2018 | Chartering, P and I Clubs, Yachting | Read More

American Club: Iran sanctions update – Iranian crude oil shipment waivers

American Club: Iran sanctions update – Iranian crude oil shipment waivers
Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman and CEO, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Managers for The American Club In Club Circular 41/18 of November 6, 2018 Members were informed of the reimposition of US secondary sanctions against Iran in the aftermath of the US Administration’s decision to withdraw from the...
November 28th, 2018 | Markets, News, Oil Industry, P and I Clubs, Sanctions, Trade and Commerce | Read More

North P&I Club directors announce No Premium Increase for 2019

North P&I Club directors announce No Premium Increase for 2019
Pratap Shirke November 23, 2018 – The Directors of the North P&I Club have decided, for the third year in succession, not to declare a premium increase for both protection and indemnity (P&I) cover and freight demurrage and defence (FD&D) cover at the February 2019 renewal, reflecting...
November 23rd, 2018 | Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

London P&I Club issues loss prevention guide for coal cargoes

London P&I Club issues loss prevention guide for coal cargoes
THE London P&I Club has published a loss prevention guide on risks associated with the carriage of coal cargoes, with particular emphasis on gas monitoring and ventilation. The guide, written by Paul Willis, Senior Associate with UK-based forensic investigation and root cause analysis specialist...
November 21st, 2018 | Claims, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

GAC Group P&I expert wins Women Professional Excellence for P&I Claims Management award

GAC Group P&I expert wins Women Professional Excellence for P&I Claims Management award
Meena Mathews, GAC Group’s Regional Manager P&I – Middle East, receives the Women Professional Excellence for P&I Claims Management award from H.E. Fareed Lutfi, The Secretary General, Emirates Insurance Association & The Secretary General, Gulf Insurance Association and Sohan Roy, Founder...
November 19th, 2018 | Awards, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

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