News items in 2016
19 May 2016
Web Alert: Deck cargo
Our new information sheet looks at guidelines for carrying cargo on deck, the relevant conventions and how P&I cover is affected.
11 May 2016
Web Alert: MoUs signed between Iran and South Korea
With the lifting of the UN and EU sanctions and secondary sanctions against Iran under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) which came into effect on 16 January 2016, Iran has become an attractive place to trade – particularly as its oil can now be sold worldwide.
10 May 2016
Web Alert: The Carriage of Wood Pulp
Wood pulp is a wood fibre which has been reduced chemically or mechanically to pulp and is used in the manufacture of paper. The product has a high moisture content and can be susceptible to damage if not carried correctly.
6 May 2016
Web-alert: Panama Canal - Postponement of Third Draft Restriction
Further to the club’s last update on the Panama Canal draft reduction, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has issued a new Advisory to Shipping (No. A-23-2016) announcing the postponement of the third draft restriction, originally scheduled for 9th May 2016, but now postponed until 25th May 2016.
3 May 2016
Web Alert: The importance of near-miss reporting
The ‘Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme’ (CHIRP) works to collect information regarding incidents or near-misses and distribute this knowledge to assist others to learn from these experiences. Their latest initiative, sponsored by The Standard Club, is the production of new ‘video maritime feedback bulletins’ which are released on a quarterly basis