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IMO 2020 creates legal stress points

Shipowners, operators and charterers face technical, commercial and legal challenges in the run-up to the IMO’s January 2020 sulphur cap. In the following article, Ian Short, a Campbell Johnston Clark partner, explains some essential contractual precautions.

Career Paths: Peter Sand, BIMCO

In our special column this time, we are pleased to host an interview with Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst at BIMCO who finds his job both exciting and challenging as it combines his two key areas of interest: geography and money in a perfect manner, as he explains.

Career Paths: Sandra Welch, Sailors Society

In our special column this time, we are pleased to host an interview with Sandra Welch, who is the Chief Operating Officer of Sailors’ Society, an International charity providing a personal lifeline for merchant seafarers.

Reimagining Maritime Boundaries in a Digital Age

Adm. (USCG Ret) Thad William Allen notes that we are living in a digital age and therefore industry needs to tackle with new and emerging issues. Earlier this year leaders from the Hellenic and American shipping communities came together in Athens to discuss current issues and exchange views to promote safer, smarter, greener, optimized, innovative, and sustainable shipping. 

Sulphur Cap 2020: Many questions, one answer

With the official starting date for the global sulphur cap 2020 only a few months away, ship owners and technical managers are still left with a number of issues to resolve. While many owners have decided to install scrubbers already at this stage, the majority opted to switch from HFO to compliant fuels.

Inventory of Hazardous Materials: Common sense or witchcraft?

As the EU Ship Recycling Regulation is to take effect in 2020, stakeholders should stand up to their responsibilities and IHM Service suppliers should create effective procedures to promote compliance, argues Consulting Engineer Stefanos Magoulas.

Making maritime dispute resolution more efficient: what the Singapore Convention may mean for the shipping community

Litigating maritime claims can cost P&I clubs, and vessel and cargo interests, millions of dollars in legal costs per year. It takes time and resources to achieve the desired result or not, and at the forefront of The Standard Club’s claims handling philosophy is reducing costs for its members. With this in mind, are there alternatives to potentially costly litigation?

Zeaborn: Fostering safety is a top management commitment

While the voting procedure for the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Rob Grool, CEO, Zeaborn Ship Management refers to the three basic principles that the company has established to ensure safety at sea. Zeaborn Ship Management has been nominated for the Dry Bulk Operator award.

North Club: Addressing the 5 key areas of safety culture

While the voting procedure for the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Simon MacLeod (Deputy Director – Loss Prevention) for North P&I Club tells a few words about SCORA, a safety culture tool for which the Club has been nominated for the Initiative Award. This tool aims to enhance performance in five key safety areas: Safety Leadership, Health and Wellbeing, Risk Management, Learning and Development and Safety Reporting.

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