North Club

Ivory Coast taxes shipowners

The North P&I Club informs that the Ivory Coast have issued a notice on their intention to collect fees from vessels that are engaged on international voyages and are loading or discharging at Ivorian ports. Namely, the country’s Secretary of State of the Minister of Transports has issued a note to shipowners whose vessels call at Ivory Coast, referencing the l’Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine (UEMOA) regulations in relation to the Rights of Maritime Traffic, which took effect on 1 January 2020.

North P&I Club warns about inserted charterparty clauses

The responsibilities of the shipowner and the charterer in an unamended time charterparty, such as NYPE, are usually clearly stated and understood. However, sometimes, charterers try to add clauses, in order to transfer responsibility for cargo operations onto the shipowner. North P&I Club addresses this issue.

Dealing with disputes arising from additional mooring ropes costs

Disputes between shipowners and charterers can take place when additional mooring ropes are required by a port. This causes confusion as to who is responsible to bear the cost. North P&I Club presents such a case and provides recommendations on how to reduce the risk of such disputes from happening.

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