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Göteborg: 2 September 2019

Montly web news: August 2019

In August 2019 we reported the following.

Member Alerts

Fire risks when shipping vehicles and refrigeration units
7 Aug - Cars and other vehicles carried on board ships present a risk of fire, as does the carriage of refrigeration units. Our Loss Prevention team are presenting some claim’s cases regarding the issue.

Latest figures on misrepresented Bills of Lading from IMB
7 Aug -  Analysis of the Bills of Lading (BsL) referred to International Maritime Bureau (IMB) during Q2 shows that the Iran trade accounted for over 70% of the misrepresented BsL.

U.S increase sanctions against Venezuela
8 Aug - On 5th August 2019 President Trump issued Executive Order 13884. The Order targets the government of Venezuela and blocks all its assets and property in the U.S. The Order also prohibits the Venezuelan government to use the US financial system.

CCI updates on the piracy situation in West Africa
 9 Aug - Active information sharing between clusters of countries and regions in West Africa is a positive way forward in tackling piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, according to the Commercial Crime International (CCI) August newsletter.

Latest news reg. problem with misdeclared hazardous goods from IMB
16 Aug - The new IMB Bulletin highlights the problem with misdeclared hazardous goods and that carriers have started to impose fines against shippers in order to combat the practice.

Focus: Cargo hatch covers
22 Aug - Wet damage on cargo is a common problem at sea. Seawater may ingress into cargo holds in bad condition and cause serious damage.

Stowaways in South Africa
22 Aug - No stowaways will be permitted to be landed in South African ports, according to a new sharpened policy from the immigration authority.

MSS Case September: At anchor during a typhoon resulting in a grounding and total loss
30 Aug -  In the Monthly Safety Scenario Case of September, the importance of the crew being aware of the equipment limitations is being highlighted. In this case the anchoring equipment was overloaded in a typhoon.

Club News

Check our latest FD&D Claims Guidance
8 Aug - n this series of FD&D Guides, developed by James Mackay and Russell Harling of CJC
(Campbell Johnston Clark), we provide brief notes on issues to address and practical steps to take in a situation where this is non-payment or short-payment of hire.

Shipping Podcast: Michael Kjellberg from Swedish Orient Line, SOL
15 Aug - Meet Michael Kjellberg, owner of Swedish Orient Line, SOL which together with Wallenius formed a Swedish shipping company, servicing the forest industry.

Maritime Resource Management seminar in Wuhan, China
20 Aug - The Swedish Club Academy will be holding a Maritime Resource Management (MRM) seminar 3 September 2019 in Wuhan.

The Club furthered its competitive position in the first six months of the year
21 Aug - The highlights of The Swedish Club's half-year report: 6.3% Return on Investments, Combined ratio of 108%, Result USD 17 million, Free Reserves USD 221 million...

The Shipping Podcast: Heidi Johannessen Paulsrud from Wärtsilä about exhaust gas cleaning
27 Aug - Hear the chemist and Director of Sales and Marketing for Exhaust Gas Cleaning at Wärtsilä, Heidi Johannessen Paulsrud, about scrubbers and the environmental footprint of ships.

The Swedish Club at Donsö Shipping Meet
29 Aug - We are looking forward to seeing you at this year's Donsö Shipping Meet 3-4 September.


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