The Turkish office of an international agency group was appointed to handle a ship’s call at their local port. The owner was an existing customer of the group but had not called at that Turkish port before. Turkish regulations prohibit any vessel directly or indirectly related to the Republic of Cyprus from calling at Turkish ports.
A crew manager acted for an owner operating in Norwegian waters. The crew manager arranged for crew from the Philippines. The crew manager was required, on behalf of the owners, to report the presence of the crew in Norway.
Remit regarding a refit
A yacht manager was contracted to provide crew management and ISM consultancy for a superyacht. Although the manager was not contracted to provide technical management, the owner sought their advice on two refits. The manager reviewed the scope of works and the budgets from the refit yards as a favour to their client.
Not so peachy
A clerical error by a ship agent meant that the temperature on a reefer container, carrying a shipment of peaches, was set at 5.5C instead of 0.5C. The shipping line passed the cargo claim of US$59,000 to their agent. The agent settled the claim and was reimbursed by ITIC
All in the timing
A ship agent was advised by the local pilots’ association that ships arriving or departing the port needed to give two hours’ notice for pilot services instead of one.
As part of a pipeline project a surveyor carried out geotechnical sampling which required the collection of samples at numerous stations. Unfortunately the surveyor did not follow proper procedures in handling some of the core samples for laboratory tests.
Devil in the detail
The commercial manager of a tanker arranged a voyage charter. The fixture was recorded in a recap message and was based on the BP Voy 4 form of charterparty with a large number of amendments and additional clauses.
Manager’s maintenance matters
A ship manager was responsible for the technical management of a bulk carrier which called regularly at an Australian port to load iron ore.
Demurrage dispute doesn’t delay commission
Ship brokers arranged a voyage charter between Rotterdam and the Far East. The charterparty was subject to English law, based on the Asbatankvoy form, and provided that the brokers would receive 1.25% commission.
Standard trading conditions
ITIC has promoted the use of trading conditions by its members. Where these are not produced by industry bodies ITIC has produced suggested wordings available free of charge. These include...