Claims Review 11

01/01/2003
A ship passed through the Suez Canal, and the agent's principal, a Canadian charterer who he had acted for on several previous occasions, confirmed that the transit fees of US$100,000 payable to the Suez Canal Authority had been...

01/01/2003
A tanker broker, who had moved from a large firm to a smaller one, was pleasantly surprised when a charterer client of his former employer approached him asking the broker to take over his account.  The charterer told the...

01/01/2003
When one of the branch offices of a multinational ship agent contacted the Club in respect of a large outstanding disbursement account, the ship concerned was tracked and arrested. The owners paid up immediately, and the ship was...

01/01/2003
Several offices of a large ship agency had provided services to a shipowner's owned ships and to one that had been chartered-in. Outstanding fees and disbursements totalled nearly US$200,000. Several months later, the shipowner...

01/01/2003
A Belgian port agent accepted a booking from a local forwarder for his principal's sailing to North Africa.  He then received a document headed "Liner Booking Note" from the forwarder setting out the terms of the...

01/01/2003
A ship manager in South East Asia ordered bunkers to be supplied at Chittagong on behalf of one of its shipowner clients. Unfortunately, the shipowner did not pay the bunker costs of approximately US$ 60,000. The bunker trader...

01/01/2003
An error by a chartering broker during charterparty negotations resulted in a large claim.  A chemical tanker was fixed to load a part cargo at a designated berth in a terminal which could only accommodate ships having a...

01/01/2003
A ship agent booked 10 containers to Houston, but after the containers had been discharged at Houston, Texas, it was discovered that they were intended for Houston, Pennsylvania.  The additional cost of moving the containers...

01/01/2003
An in-house liner agent received a booking for eight metal-clad switchgear units to be transported on his principal's service to Panama.  Although the agent informed the shipper by telephone that he could not guarantee...

01/01/2003
A UK liner agent booked the carriage of an electrical cable from Southampton to Singapore via Felixstowe. During the inland trucking of the cable to the port, the cable struck the underside of a road bridge.  The cable was...

01/01/2003
The broker for a charterer was informed by his principal that he owned tugs, shore facilities and other assets. The broker passed this information to the owner without mentioning that the information had been received direct from...

01/01/2003
A ship agent in the Middle East agreed to "look after" two old Russian flag ships prior to sale.  This decision cost the Club a large amount of money.  Parties from the Middle East, who were owed approximately...

01/01/2003
A commercial manager took over a newly built container ship from a Chinese shipyard and arranged a first charter to a Korean company.  The charter called for the ship to proceed to load her first cargo at Keelung, Taiwan and...

01/01/2003
73 containers were carried from Saudi Arabia to Benghazi on a "free-out" basis (i.e. all port charges to be paid by the consignee). However, due to a clerical error on the part of the line's agent in Saudi Arabia, the...

01/01/2003
A forwarder booked the transportation by rail of 140 steel coils in 70 containers.  When notifying the railway authorities, the forwarder inadvertently informed them that there were 70 containers each containing 140 steel...

01/01/2003
The most common claims against tanker brokers involve demurrage statements which have been received by the ship broker, but allegedly, not passed on to the charterers within the time limit set out in the charterparty.  ITIC...

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