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22 May 2019

22 May 2019, War Risks Class circular - Additional Premium Areas

Please read attached circulars.

21 May 2019

Web Alert: New US sanctions imposed against Iran’s metals industry

On 8 May 2019 President Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) which imposes sanctions in respect of the iron, steel, aluminium, and copper sectors of Iran with the aim of targeting the Iranian government’s development of a nuclear weapon and intercontinental ballistic missiles, by denying them a revenue stream through the export of these products.

16 May 2019

Web Alert: Ukraine adopts new ballast water regulations

For the past several months ships trading in Ukrainian ports have reported being unfairly detained on the basis that they failed ecological inspection.

9 May 2019

Web Alert: USCG ballast water developments in the US

All ships calling at US ports and intending to discharge ballast water must either carry out ballast water exchange or treatment. US legislation requires the ballast water treatment system to be type-approved by the USCG. ​

8 May 2019

Web Alert: Drought forces further draft restrictions on the Panama Canal

The unprecedented drought hitting Panama has forced authorities to make a sixth draft restriction change this year. Effective from May 28, ships transiting through the new neopanamax locks will have a maximum authorised draft of 13.11m, shaving another 30cm off from the last restriction issued at the end of last month.