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Göteborg: 30 April 2016

Monthly Web News April

In April 2016 we reported the following:


Iran Trading – increased limit of fall-back cover
14 April - The International Group has bought “fall-back” cover, which is designed to respond to reinsurance recovery shortfalls that would result from the inability of US- domiciled reinsurers on the Group GXL and Hydra reinsurance programmes to make payments due to the continuing application of US primary sanctions, for the 2016/17 policy year.

P&I Insurance: Policy years 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 — Supplementary and Release Calls
11 April - At the meeting on 31 March 2016 the Board of Directors made decisions in respect of the open policy years.

Member Alerts

Legal update
29 April - Following the casualty of the MSC Flaminia in 2012 – coincidentally insured by The Swedish Club – the EU has been working on improving coastal states’ willingness to allow place of refuge to vessels in distress. This has resulted in new Guidelines on Place of Refuge.

Monthly Safety Scenario
28 April - To help our members in their efforts of complying with the safety regulations the International Safety Management Code (ISM Code) and the Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen, we have just published a new issue on Safety Scenario.

Zambales/Provincial Coast Watch Environmental Monitoring System User Fee
7 April - the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) issued the attached 16 February 2016 reply to our Law Firm’s letter requesting for the MARINA’s position on the implementation of subject ordinance by the Province of Zambales.

Club News

Triton CoverThe Latest Edition of Triton now with a new layout
26 April - The latest edition of Triton magazine, with a new layout, can now be found on our web. Take a look and read more about claims costs, lay-up procedures and potential risks and much more.

Shipping Podcast - The challenges of explaining the shipping industry to policy makers
25 April - In this episode of Shipping Podcast, Dr Tristan Smith talks about the challenges the researchers meet when trying to explain the shipping industry and the mechanisms to the policy makers. Further, what difficulties there is for the same researchers to reach the industry and convince them to let go of the mind-set of "What can we get away with?".

Shipping Podcast - Eco-shipping, scrapping and newbuilding market
8 April - Listen to Adam Kent,  Maritime Strategies International, explains what the drivers are for the various shipping segments and why they have a large impact on earnings and vessel values.

Out and About

A well-attended and interactive Club event in Istanbul
25 April - The Club event is highly appreciated as it is a valuable occasion to discuss and share business knowledge in a relaxed environment.

A family atmosphere at the Club lunch in Piraeus
22 April - Greek shipowners took the opportunity to meet with industry peers over a meal at the Piraeus Marine Club, which has a fabulous view over the Piraeus harbour.

Networking at the cocktail reception in Singapore
20 April - Valued members, business partners and other prominent guests from the shipping community took the opportunity of meeting the Board members as well as staff from The Swedish Club's headquarters and Hong Kong office.

The Swedish Club hosted the annual meeting for The Swedish Maritime Law Association
13 April - The Chairman, Jörgen Almelöv, congratulated Malin Högberg, Claims Executive, P&I and FD&D from The Swedish Club. Malin is fortunate to receive this year’s scholarship for young lawyers and will attend the next CMI conference in New York later this year.

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