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06/08/2018
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has recently reported a dispute in which a ship agent in Australia was held liable to its shipowner principal for excessive charges demanded by a contractor for the disposal of dunnage and other materials related to the packing of cargo.

20/12/2017
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has warned ship agents about the re-emergence of a scam whereby they are being used by people-smugglers to cover the movement of illegal migrants.

20/12/2017
ITIC has often issued warnings about ship agents being used by people smugglers to cover the movement of illegal migrants. This circular was issued in December 2017, to warn the membership about a re-emergence of this scam.

02/10/2017
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) recently settled a dispute between a shipowner and its Turkish agent for losses arising from the refusal of Turkish port authorities to allow a vessel to berth because of its connection to Cyprus.

23/08/2017
The FONASBA Young Ship Agent or Broker Award 2017, co-sponsored by International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC), has been awarded to Niklas Soltow of SCA Logistics GmbH of Kiel, Germany. Katy Aldrick of Seaforth (Kenya) Ltd also received a special ‘highly commended’ award for her paper on the threats and opportunities facing small independent shipping agents in East Africa.

13/04/2017
FONASBA and BIMCO have recently published a new agreement for use by ship agents.

13/04/2017
Ship agents can predict their financial exposure to the usual costs of a port call but there are occasions when unexpected developments mean the final disbursement account is far greater than could have been anticipated.

10/02/2017
Join FONASBA, BIMCO and ITIC on Monday 20 February 2017 at 14:00 CET and 08:00 (US East Coast) to hear about the newly published Agency Appointment Agreement.

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.

18/11/2016
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) says the misreading of tariffs in shipping documentation is a common cause of costly claims.

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