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Standard Bulletin, September 2014

News & Insights 3 September 2014

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In this edition we cover: an update on the Ebola outbreak, a change in the assessment of damages, safe carriage of yachts on deck, Brazil’s new port law, proposed changes to the NYPE form and the staff spotlight.

In this edition, we cover:

West African Ebola virus outbreak – an update
The Standard Club has been monitoring the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and, following a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) that the number of cases continues to increase, urges members to remain vigilant. 

A change in the assessment of damages?
The method on which the market value of goods is based may be changing. In a recent international trade case, the English High Court preferred to use a spread of dates rather than the spot rate when determining the market value of goods for the purposes of calculating damages for late delivery. This method may be applied in late delivery of goods by a shipowner. 

Safe carriage of yachts on deck
Yachts can easily be carried on deck with little risk of harm, when properly and safely secured. This article outlines some key checks to ensure safe passage. 

Brazil’s new port law
The new Brazilian port law (Law 12.815/13 – Nova Lei de Portos) was enacted to try and tackle one of Brazil’s most noticeable infrastructural challenges: ports and terminals. This article outlines the effects. 

Proposed changes to the NYPE form
The proposed draft amendment to the NYPE 93 form of charterparty is expected to incorporate a number of additional clauses, which are outlined in this article.

Staff spotlight
An interview with Mehtab Kassam, Claims Executive 

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