13/01/2017
FONASBA and BIMCO announce the launch of a new Agency Appointment Agreement document. The Agency Appointment Agreement provides an effective means of setting out the details of an agency appointment.

03/07/2016
The amendment to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS), which requires that all containers loaded onto a ship for export have a verified gross mass (VGM), came into force on 1st July.

28/04/2014
ITIC has become aware of a scam which has resulted in pre-funded port costs being diverted to a fake bank account.

28/08/2013
What are "switch" bills of lading? “Switch” bills of lading are a second set of bills issued by the carrier (or by the carrier’s agent) in substitution for the bills of lading issued at the time of shipment....

16/08/2013
ITIC has a long history of issuing warnings on the subject of ship agents being used by unscrupulous migrant smugglers to move illegal immigrants around the world. This Circular was issued to all ship agency members in August 2013.

02/10/2005
Our Ref: 2005/03 October, 2005 To:  all Australian ship agency members and their insurance brokers  Road Transport Regulations – Compliance and Enforcement The Managers have been contacted by a number of...

02/02/2004
What are "switch" bills of lading? “Switch” bills of lading are a second set of bills of lading issued by the carrier (or by the carrier’s agent) in substitution for the bills of lading issued at the time of...

16/04/2002
Some years ago the Club included an article on the dangers attached to "pre-dating and clausing" of bills of lading in its newsletter, "The Intermediary".  The Club issued a circular on the same subject...

01/03/2001
THE SHIP CALLING FOR A CREW CHANGE MAY INVOLVE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS The Club first issued a circular as long ago as 1989 on the subject of ship agents being used by unscrupulous migrant smugglers to move illegal immigrants...

31/07/1996
Our ref: 96/01 August 1996 TO: Members and their brokers Some years ago the Club included an article on the dangers attached to "pre-dating and clausing" of bills of lading in its newsletter, "The...

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