This early issue of the Intermediary contains the following chapters: The year 2000 The role of the P&I correspondent Fast and low cost arbitration Intermediary news - Loss prevention for Marine Surveyors The contribution of shipbroking research to the shipping industry Current developments Charterparty clauses Pursuing claims in China Illegal immigrants posing as crew members Shipman '98 agreements Agents and conflicting interests Please be aware that some data within this issue is now out of date, but for completeness it is still held on our website.

The Intermediary - November 1998

02/11/1998
The Year 2000 problem, or the “millennium bug” as it is sometimes called, arose several decades ago when the memory resources of computer chips were very limited and programmers were encouraged to save disk space by storing the...

02/11/1998
ITIC insures the professional liabilities of many of the world's leading P&I Club correspondents and this article examines the role of correspondents as well as their potential exposure to claims. The correspondent acts as...

02/11/1998
Further to the article which appeared in the October 1996 edition of “The Intermediary”, we are pleased to announce the successful completion of ITIC's first FALCA; one of the first such decisions to be announced. The dispute...

02/11/1998
This edition of The Intermediary is the first in the Club's new colours. It also features our new logo. The changes reflect ITIC's role as the leading international insurer of transport professionals. We hope you like them....

02/11/1998
A personal view by Dr. Philip Rogers, MD of SSY Consultancy & Research Ltd With so many shipping decisions driven by “gut feeling” and instinct, what is the role of shipbroking research today? Industry players...

02/11/1998
It is essential that the language of standard shipping documentation should reflect current practice in the various trades and sectors for which the documents were originally drafted and the updating and revision of shipping...

02/11/1998
Outstanding fees, commissions and other charges are not at all uncommon in most businesses, but in shipping there can be significant problems in pursuing such claims when they are against companies from all over the globe. For...

02/11/1998
The reasons for emigrating are essentially the same today as they were at the Beginning of the century; deteriorating economic conditions coupled with political unrest. However, a hundred years ago there was a better balance...

02/11/1998
The final draft of the “Shipman” 1998 form was approved at the BIMCO Documentary Committee meeting in May 1998. The primary objective behind the revision of the “Shipman” (and “Crewman”) agreements, was to make clear the...

02/11/1998
Most ship agents are aware of the conflict of interest which may exist if they represent two principals engaged in the same trade. Indeed the FONASBA Standard Liner Agency Agreement contains a clause which states: “The...

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