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The guidance and advice from the club helps members operate as safely as possible, stay ahead of changing regulations and mitigate operating risks. Our team of experienced lawyers and technical experts specialise in particular ship types or geographical regions so they can provide tailored and relevant advice and guidance. These teams contribute to the wealth of best practice knowledge, news and opinion available to members

Latest items in 2020

Date Title

3 Jul 2020

News: The current regulatory framework for disposing waste in Portugal is blocking 150 waste containers at Sines and 36 waste containers at Leixoes ports

​Carriage of waste by sea is regulated by regional, national and international legislation that decide how to transport such cargo between different countries. These shipments must be authorised by all the concerned states.

2 Jul 2020

Article: English courts clarify parties’ obligations in a chain of letters of indemnity

The English Court handed down a judgment on two related actions which provided guidance on the requirements imposed by the International Group of P&I Clubs’ Letter of Indemnity ('LOI') wording and the position of parties in a back-to-back charterparty chain.

2 Jul 2020

Press Article: Many shipowners likely to miss EU recycling deadline

Standard Club suggests that in order to avoid any compliance-related issues all inventories of hazardous materials should be submitted two months before the EU’s December 31 deadline.

1 Jul 2020

News: Reminder - South Korean ECA to take effect from 1 September 2020

Members are reminded that from 1 September 2020 it will be mandatory for ships calling at certain ports to use fuel with maximum 0.1% sulphur content

1 Jul 2020

News: Australia maximum employment period for seafarers

We have been informed by our Correspondent in Western Australia of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Marine Notice 04/2020 which refers to the maximum period of ship board service for seafarers.