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  • 21 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Marine and energy insurance association, Standard Club, has launched the Offshore Advisory Committee (SCOAC) in an attempt to drive developments in offshore protection and indemnity cover (P&I). Standard Club said that SCOAC would analyze offshore trends, assist the club in further understanding and disseminating industry best-practice, and develop new strategies to provide a focused direction […]

  • 29 August 2018

    A ship grounded as a direct result from the use of contaminated bunkers, marine insurer Standard Club informed. 

  • 28 October 2019

    More than 300 vessels globally have been linked to fraudulent ship registries.

  • 15 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    Specialist marine and energy insurer Standard Club P&I has issued guidance on issues encountered due to the disruption to cargo vessels caused by Hurricane Irma. The guidance, given from an English law perspective, includes deviations from route, changing the place of discharge, voyage charters -​ named load and discharge ports, frustration of contracts, force majeure, time charters […]

  • 23 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Specialist marine and energy insurer, Standard Club P&I, urged its members to discharge ballast water in US waters in accordance to existing rules in order to avoid civil proceedings that could result in tens of thousands of dollars in penalties.  The United States Coast Guard (USCG) recently confirmed that after an investigation of ballast water discharge violations, […]

  • 7 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    All vessels calling at any port within the Zhejiang area must use fuel with a sulphur content not exceeding 0.5%m/m when berthing, effective September 1, 2017, marine and energy insurer Standard Club P&I informed. Zhejiang Emission Control Area (ECA) in China includes the ports of Ningbo, Zhoushan, Jiaxing, Taizhou. According to the latest requirements from the Maritime […]

  • 25 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Standard Club Asia, part of a mutual insurance association The Standard Club, has launched a new Singapore War Risks Mutual (SWRM) Class, the first Singapore-based national mutual war risks insurance, fully supported by the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA). The Singapore War Risks Mutual will operate as a class of Standard Asia, with its own class committee and will […]

  • 9 December 2016

    Shipowners have been urged to implement additional security measures due to an increase in thefts aboard vessels anchored outside of Northern China’s ports during the winter months. Protection and indemnity (P&I) club, The Standard Club, said that months of December, January and February are the high season for thieves to approach merchant ships anchored outside […]

  • 16 December 2016

    Starting from January 1, 2017, eleven key ports in China within the three designated emission control areas (ECAs) will require ships at berth to use fuel with less than 0.5 percent sulfur content, The Standard Club informed.  The ports in question are Tianjin, Qinhuangdao, Tangshan, Huanghua, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Shanghai, Ningbo-Zhoushan, Suzhou and Nantong. Shipowners should […]

  • 3 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The European Union has implemented new sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), affecting the shipping comunity by prohibiting chartering vessels or providing crew services to the country. The measures, which were adopted by the United Nations Security Council in late November 2016, were introduced in response to Korea’s nuclear test conducted in September last […]

  • 22 January 2020
    Authorities & Government, Regulation & policy, Rules & Regulation

    The Port of Karachi in Pakistan implements a ban on discharge of wash-water from open-loop scrubbers.

  • 17 October 2018

    Fuel contamination cases are completely unrelated to low sulphur fuel oil blending, IBIA said.

  • 16 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    BIMCO members in the salvage and wreck removal business will be pleased to note Singapore’s latest incentive scheme aimed assisting operators to contain costs whilst bolstering the island nation’s International Maritime Centre status. MPA’s Mr. Cheong Keng Soon (Director Port Division) highlighted new incentives for salvage companies with equipment in the region when he addressed […]

  • 21 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    UK Court of Appeal: Containership Ever Smart should bear 80% of the liability for the February 2015 collision.

  • 2 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration and travel to the United States has immediate implications for ships which call in the US ports, according to the Standard P&I Club. Namely, the order bans all immigrant or non-immigrant entry into the US of citizens from Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Iran and Libya and is therefore affecting vessels […]

  • 8 December 2016

    The persistent oil price volatility is not a cyclical change, but rather a structural one. This is according to a survey conducted by Sea Asia 2017, where more than two-thirds of respondents said it wasn’t a cycle. The results of the survey come at a time when the maritime industry faces its toughest period with oil […]

  • 7 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted the MLC on 23 February 2006. Following ratification of the Convention by the thirtieth State on 20 August 2012, the Convention will enter into force internationally on 20 August 2013. As of 27 February 2013, thirty five States have now ratified the Convention. The MLC provides a set of […]

  • 29 March 2012
    Business & Finance

    BIMCO announced the publication of the GUARDCON standard contract for the employment of security guards on vessels. This brand new contract has been developed to provide ship owners and private maritime security companies (PMSC) with a clearly worded and comprehensive standard contract to govern the employment and use of security guards, with or without firearms, […]

  • 23 February 2011

    At the International Marina and Boatyard Conference in Fort Lauderdale last month, ValvTect Petroleum, leading supplier of marine fuels, presented its 2010 Marina of the Year Award to Longboat Key Club Moorings in Longboat Key, Florida. The ValvTect Marina of the Year Award is presented annually to a ValvTect Certified Marina for outstanding operation, total […]

  • 15 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Trade union Nautilus has supported calls for improved services to help seafarers deal with the increasing pressures of working at sea. The union has backed a number of initiatives including action to raise awareness of the challenges that seafarers face and the need for programs to support them in dealing with the impact of issues such […]

  • 13 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    In a new enforcement initiative, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in cooperation with the United States Coast Guard (USCG), has boarded vessels to collect bunker samples to determine whether the vessels’ fuel sources meet the 1.0% fuel oil sulphur limit applicable within the North American Emissions Control Area (ECA), UK P&I Club said. […]

  • 21 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Directors of the Engineering Club and the Regional Engineering, Architecture and Agronomy Board for the State of Rio de Janeiro visited the Industrial Complex of Açu Superport on Tuesday (13), which is being built in São João da Barra (RJ). Consisting of 13 engineers, the group saw the works’ progress, up close and could see […]