the charterers P&I club
We are an international team of reputable, dedicated and knowledgeable marine insurance professionals, proud of delivering high quality insurance products and advisory services to companies that charter vessels to carry cargo by sea.
With the creation of the Charterers P&I Club in London in 1986, we set up the first vehicle dedicated exclusively to charterers and rapidly established ourselves as a respected market leader. Since then we have consolidated this position and our international team of maritime professionals can offer clients unrivalled levels of expertise and experience in this specialised and technical field. This formidable resource is backed up by an insurance policy underwritten by one of the world’s largest insurance companies, with a market-leading financial rating.
China MSA implements safety inspection for vessels entering Qingdao Waters from April 20th this year
The Club correspondents in China, Huatai, have published the attached circular advising of new safety inspection requirements imposed in Qingdao. Read the full circular hereRead More »
Lukoil Asia Pacific Pte Limited v. Ocean Tankers (Pte) Limited (“Ocean Neptune”)  EWHC 163 (Comm) Following on from our recent article Click here the question of demurrage time bars has again been the subject of litigation, this time on appeal from an arbitration award to the Commercial Court. The vessel was fixed on the ExxonMobil VOY 2005 form with…Read More »
“Our correspondents in Venezuela, GLOBALPANDI, have recently issued the attached Circular dealing with the Petro, a so-called "cryptocurrency" recently launched by Venezuela as the country faces deepening economic and political problems. From a shipping perspective, Assureds should be aware that it is highly likely that payment of port and other related services may in future have to be made in whole…Read More »
Background Assureds will no doubt be familiar with the terms “always accessible” and “reachable on arrival” used in some voyage charterparties, particularly in the tanker trade. While it is accepted the latter term applies only to the arrival of the vessel at the loading/discharging berth, it is questionable whether the former applies to both arrival and departure or to arrival…Read More »