The Maritime Advocate online–Issue 628

IN THIS ISSUE 1. Obligation to Pay Hire 2. New Tolls Structure for the Panama Canal 3. Maersk Tigris 4. Ballast Water–Cut Bait or Fish 5. The Boy who Loved Transit 6. People and Places Situation Vacant Michael Else and Co (MECO) are looking for a class underwriter for their PIMS facility serving the freight …Read the full article

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The Maritime Advocate online–Issue 627

1.Corruption in Shipping 2. How Shipowners Can Benefit from Electronic Bills of Lading 3. Blowout Preventer Systems (“BOPs”) and Well Control 4. Force Majeur in the Ukraine 5. Cruising Chinese Style 6. People and Places FOB Network News The current count of Members is 3698 ———– Registration for FOB is gratis for individuals. Businesses can …Read the full article

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The Maritime Advocate online–Issue 626

1. The Eleni P 2. Preventing Deterioration in Condition of Casualty-Stricken Ships–Who Pays? 3. BIMCO/ICS Survey 4. News from Brussels–Combined Transport in Europe not all it could be 5. Bow to Bow with the Maersk Edinburgh 6. People and Places FOB Network News The current count of Members is 3692 Registration for FOB is gratis …Read the full article

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The Maritime Advocate online–Issue 625

1. In Rem Writ in Hong Kong 2. Welcome to the USA! — A Shipowner’s Guide to Regulatory Compliance 3. Dubai Court Awards Damages for Wrongful Arrest 4. Seven Days in May: Resolving Your Arbitration Insecurities 5. Law Firms Prime Targets for Hackers and Criminals 6. People and Places FOB Network News The current count …Read the full article

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The Maritime Advocate online–Issue 624

1. ICMA XIX 2. Allianz Publishes Third Annual Review of Marine 3. The End of the Astra 4. Our Golden Age 5. Navigating Scylla and Charybdis 6. People and Places FOB Network News The current count of Members is 3681 A recent post to the the Heavy Lift and Project Cargo Group is a publication …Read the full article

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The Maritime Advocate online–Issue 623

1. Well Site Leaders are not Seamen 2. ICIC 2015 3. The UK Insurance Act 4. Denzil Stuart 5. International Congress of Marine Arbitrators–Change of Venue to Hong Kong 6. People and Places FOB Network News The latest sponsors of FOB are the organisers of the upcoming Arbitrators Congress in Hong Kong. Item 5 below …Read the full article

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Issue 186

1. Early loading A RECENT maritime arbitration in London dealt with the issue of early loading, and its effect on the running of laytime. The charter party at issue included a clause under which the charterers, if they agreed to the vessel loading earlier than the start of laydays, should have the benefit of the …Read the full article

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Issue 185

1. Sour taste A HAPLESS Venezuelan exporter of citrus fruit has been revealed as one of the first people to be trapped by the rigorous US enforcement of the ISPS code. It is assumed he was the victim of a malicious hoax. Five containerloads of lemons were shipped from La Guaira to Newark but, while …Read the full article

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Issue 184

1. New Turkish maritime court A NEW maritime and admiralty court has been established in Turkey. The Ulgener Law Office in Istanbul says the new court will be competent to hear all disputes involving admiralty and maritime matters, including collision, grounding, salvage, cargo claims, charter party disputes, sale and purchase agreements, mortgages and liens. It …Read the full article

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Issue 183

1. Stamp of authority LAST month’s European Court of Justice ruling on ship registration rules in the Netherlands has wider implications for ship registration in all EC countries, says leading Dutch law firm AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen. The ECJ decision means all EC countries, not just the Netherlands, must be careful to observe the right …Read the full article

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Issue 182

1. Agents warned on switching ITIC (International Transport Intermediaries Club) has warned that ship agents face large claims for losses if they fail to follow simple rules when issuing ‘switch’ bills of lading. It is not unusual for ship agents to be instructed by their principals to issue a second, or ‘switch’, set of bills …Read the full article

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Issue 181

1. Staying in Nigeria THE supreme court in Nigeria has overruled the country’s trial and appeal courts by agreeing to stay proceedings and lift a vessel arrest order in a dispute over an alleged charter party breach which had already been referred to arbitrators in London, prior to filing of the dispute in the Lagos …Read the full article

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Issue 180

1. Singapore arbitration SHIPPING interests will have a new potential venue for the resolution of disputes when Singapore launches a maritime arbitration centre next week. The Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA) will provide for the “speedy and reliable” resolution of shipping disputes for charterers and other parties within the region. On November 8, the …Read the full article

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Issue 179

1. IBIA launches ADR schemes THE International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) will unveil new mediation and arbitration dispute resolution services next month at its annual convention in Buenos Aires. Very little of the bunker industry’s dirty linen is washed in public. But Ian Adams, IBIA secretary-general, says, “Those disputes that do arise are usually quite …Read the full article

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Issue 178

1. EU ruling on Dutch registration LAST week the European Court of Justice ruled that the Dutch requirements for registration of vessels in the Netherlands are a violation of European law, especially the right of free establishment. In accordance with European law, non-EU companies must have access to the European market if they are founded …Read the full article

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Issue 177

1. Misfortune risk A RECENT London arbitration, reported by Richards Butler in its monthly shipping newsletter, dealt with a dispute about the level of Suez Canal dues which a charterer was obliged to pay, based on the representation of the vessel by the owner. The vessel, a bulk carrier, was chartered on the NYPE form …Read the full article

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