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Standard Bulletin

Standard Bulletin

The Standard Bulletin provides up-to-date information on activities at the club, in the P&I and shipping markets and maritime law.

Download and view recent editions of the Standard Bulletin. To search previous years, please use the quick links on the right.


Technology bulletin, September 2018Technology bulletin, September 2018

The pace of technological change in the shipping industry has accelerated exponentially in the last two years. This bulletin explores the impact of technological advancements upon both the shipping and insurance industries. 



US bulletin, June 2018US bulletin, June 2018

The Standard Club has long recognised the importance of New York as a global hub. This bulletin looks at some issues specific to our US membership and our non-US members who call at US ports.


GDPR bulletin, April 2018GDPR bulletin, April 2018

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in the EU/EEA on 25 May 2018. This bulletin looks at the potential implications and issues to consider.


Standard Bulletin, March 2018Standard Bulletin, March 2018

This bulletin covers a range of topics, including: discovery and disclosure in different jurisdictions, blockchain technology and the impact on the marine industry, practical considerations of the right to lien on sub-freights and sub-hire, the use of DNA tracer technology for onboard fluids, and an interview with an intern from the MPA Global Internship Award. 


Claims Methodology Bulletin, January 2018Claims Methodology Bulletin, January 2018

We know that members rate our claims handling service highly and that this is something that sets us apart from other clubs. We are constantly striving to enhance our service through a comprehensive programme of initiatives. In this bulletin, we highlight the ways in which we believe our claims service is market-leading.