This early edition of the Intermediary features the following articles: Untangling the Current PI Insurance Market, When is it safe to Destory Your Documents?, Master of all your Survey, The port agent and the arrested ship, Expert Witness Immunity, Co-Assurance, an ITIC Requirement, Introduction Contracts - Cutting out the Middleman, Ship Manager held Liable for Cargo Claim, Sub-Agents - Roles and Responsibilities.

The Intermediary - October 2003

30/09/2003
Many of those involved in the marine services industry, will have experienced the damaging side-effects of the current hard insurance cycle. Professional indemnity insurance is one particular area where the hard market has been...

30/09/2003
ITIC is frequently asked to advise Members from different jurisdictions who have been requested to produce their files. Usually, it is because their principals have a dispute with another party and their lawyers wish to consider...

30/09/2003
John Noble, chief executive of the Salvage Association, looks at the challenges facing the restyled organisation, and at why good surveyors need good support and advice from their liability insurers. THE Salvage...

30/09/2003
The port agent who is unfortunate enough to be appointed by the owner or charterer of a ship which is arrested immediately it arrives at the port, can face unforeseen and adverse consequences. The arrest is often by a third party...

30/09/2003
There are ITIC Members who offer to act as an expert witness as a regular part of their professional practices. There are, however, a number of other Members who are occasionally asked to act in this capacity without specifically...

30/09/2003
After the success of the last Forum in 2000, the Club is pleased to announce that it will be holding a second Forum on 28 and 29 September 2004. The purpose of the event is to discuss topics of mutual interest and to provide...

30/09/2003
Fraudsters continue to involve ship agents in the smuggling of illegal immigrants by pretending they are joining crew. In the past twelve months over twenty approaches to ship agents have been reported to ITIC. The Club has...

30/09/2003
ITIC makes it a condition for its ship management Members to be co-assured because ship managers are deemed to be the operator in many jurisdictions around the world. By being named on the hull and P & I policies, the ship...

30/09/2003
The below article was written in 2003. ITIC's Guidelines for the Release of Cargoes were updated in...

30/09/2003
USA Customs 24 Advance Manifest Rule Following the tragic events of 11th September, 2001 the US Government put in place various security measures to assist the US Customs Service (recently renamed the Bureau of Customs...

30/09/2003
Battle of the Forms Paul Dickie of Prettys reviews the perennial problem of parties fighting to incorporate their own terms and conditions into a contract. Central to many transport disputes is the question of...

30/09/2003
Now and then a broker might get to hear of a ship sale or other shipping transaction which has gone through, and the details of which sound familiar. Wasn’t that the transaction he had introduced and worked on for that principal?...

30/09/2003
Demurrage claims routinely run into tens, and sometimes hundreds, of thousands of dollars. Demurrage should be a matter between the owners and the charterers but often ITIC has to pay substantial amounts because a shipmanager or...

30/09/2003
A compelling reason to have a Himalaya clause in your contract. A recent decision in the United States District Court, the Lady Marian, has increased the risk that liability may be imposed on the manager deemed to be...

30/09/2003
This article will endeavour to examine the English law approach to the problems which arise when an agent or broker appoints a sub-agent or sub-broker. 1. Problem The question arises as to whether the contractual...

30/09/2003
THE BALTIC EXCHANGE TENNIS TOURNAMENT 2003 Despite sweltering temperatures at the Surbiton Tennis Club in West London, ITIC/Thomas Miller's first pairing of Damian Mustard and Chi Wong successfully defended the Fehr Trophy at...

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