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Göteborg: 3 June 2019

Monthly web news: May 2019

In May 2019 we reported the following.


Marine: War Risk Insurance 2019 - Notice of Cancellation
21 May - The Association hereby gives notice of cancellation as per relevant Notice of Cancellation Clause for List of Areas of Perceived Enhanced Risk (“Listed Areas”) with effect from 00:01 hours GMT 1 June 2019.

Member Alerts

ICC: Gulf of Guinea piracy and how to tackle it
2 May - The May 2019 newsletter from International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) regarding commercial crime is highlighting piracy in Gulf of Guinea and new methods on how to report piracy globally.

Major flooding on the Mississippi River
2 May - Rises of 6 to 7 feet are expected on the Upper Mississippi above the junction with the Ohio River, according to forecast of May 1, from Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center, LMRFC.

Fraud trends in the latest IMB bulletin
3 May - Which cargoes and routings where the most common in the cases of misrepresented bills of lading during the first quarter of 2019? International Maritime Bureau (IMB) presents the numbers after analysing the considerable amount of bill of lading referrals handled during Q1.

MSS Case May: Accident during Man Overboard drill
6 May -  In the May Monthly Safety Scenario (MSS) case a common safety drill causes one of the crew members life-changing injuries. Read more about how and why this happened in this month's MSS Case.

Cargo fires – the problem with self-heating
9 May - Many marine cargo fires and explosions are due to self-heating in some form. Bulk coal and direct reduced iron (DRI) are high-risk cargoes that our Loss Prevention department has been focusing on.

New U.S. sanctions against Iran
9 May - On 8 May, U.S. President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order targeting the iron, steel, aluminium and copper sectors in Iran.

What happens when you issue multiple sets of bills of lading?
17 May - To minimise the risk of conflicting claims of title for the cargo, it is crucial to have just one set of original bills of lading.

Focus: Wet damage on cargo
23 May - Heavy weather combined with leaking hatch covers is the most common cause of wet damage on cargo, according to the Club’s experiences. Through several cases we are now highlighting how to avoid wet damaged cargo.

Club News

Summons Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2019 - Kallelse till ordinarie bolagsstämma 2019
16 May - Members are invited to The Swedish Club's AGM which will be held in Gothenburg on Thursday 13 June 2019 at 2.00 pm.

The Shipping Podcast: Per Westling at Stena RoRo about the world's largest hospital vessel
27 May - In this podcast we get to the hear the story of Global Mercy, that will be the world’s largest hospital ship and will be serving in African waters.

Out & About

Member's Lunch in Piraeus
15 May - In the warm and friendly atmosphere of the Piraeus Marine Club, yet another popular Member’s Lunch came to an end.

Well-attended Club Evening in Istanbul
16 May - Almost 100 members, brokers and friends of The Swedish Club met up at the Club Evening in Istanbul 16 May. A sunny, friendly and relaxed atmosphere with nice views over the city framed the event.



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