This edition of the Intermediary contains the following articles: Whistleblowers, Oily Water and Ship Managers, Further Guidelines for the Release of Cargo, Overall Limitations of Liability, Maritime Liens, ITIC Forum 2004, ITIM News, A look at Ship Broker Commission Collection in the United States, BIMCO's View on the Importance of Co-assurance Under Ship Management Agreements, 80% of all Business Communications are Electronic, The ISPS Code and Intermediaries, The End of an Era, Negligence and Cargo Surveyors, ITIC News.

The Intermediary - October 2005

02/10/2005
Although I have now served as Chairman of ITIC for only nine months I have had the pleasure to have served on the Board for 13 years. Someone told me very early on in my career that there is nothing new in the shipping industry...

02/10/2005
Port state authorities around the world, but most notably in the USA, Germany and France, are taking an increasingly hard line on ships which have, or are suspected of having, breached the MARPOL Regulations which govern the...

02/10/2005
In the September 2003 edition of The Intermediary, the Club provided the answers to questions which had been posed by ITIC Members in respect of the ITIC GUIDELINES FOR THE RELEASE OF CARGOES 2003. One of those questions...

02/10/2005
Marine professionals (surveyors, designers, naval architects etc) operating in any of the marine industries as independent contractors should endeavour to limit their exposure to claims by ensuring that their terms and conditions...

02/10/2005
There is a common misconception among ship agents that all disbursements incurred by a ship owner or a time charterer constitute a maritime lien which is automatically enforceable against the ship that incurred the debt. A...

02/10/2005
IT may only have been four years since the 2000 ITIC Forum, but it has been a busy four years. During that time not only has the Club’s membership risen from 1,200 companies to 1,800, but premium income has also increased from...

02/10/2005
ITIC SAILING DAY - TRAFALGAR 200 In connection with the Trafalgar 200 events, ITIC arranged for a day’s sailing on the Solent for some its Members. We were joined by Peter French (British Maritime Technology Ltd), Peter...

02/10/2005
Typically shipbroker commission collection cases center around the language found in the commission clause of a charter party. These clauses generally provide that a broker acting for a principal in negotiating a charter is...

02/10/2005
BIMCO’s attention has been drawn to the fact that some shipowners do not name third party ship managers as co-assured on their hull and machinery policies. This is a highly dangerous practice that may leave ship managers exposed...

02/10/2005
Ship managers need to be co-assured because the economics of ship management are based on a management fee structure that does not envisage the manager purchasing separate P&I and hull and machinery cover.

02/10/2005
Approximately 80% of all business communications are electronic. Agents (which terms includes ship agents, shipbrokers, ship managers and forwarding agents) will send many important documents by e-mail, including manifests, bills...

02/10/2005
On 1 July 2004 the International Ship and Port Facility (ISPS) Code came into force. Although, as predicted, ships have been subjected to delays, detentions, inspections and increased costs, there has not, as was feared, been a...

02/10/2005
After almost thirty years in the business, ITIC’s Claims Director, Julia Mavropoulos, has retired. On the last day of 2004, Julia Mavropoulos, Claims Director of ITIC for the past eleven years, retired. Julia has been...

02/10/2005
This article only deals with the type of surveyor who goes on board a ship which is loading or discharging cargo, and inspects the cargo operations on behalf of the seller or the buyer of the cargo. The difference between...

02/10/2005
ITIC BOARD OF DIRECTORS The Club has announced the retirement of Erik Nes from its Board. Mr. Nes retired at the meeting in London in March 2005 after 10 years as a Director of ITIC. He was presented with an inscribed fountain...

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