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.
Our correspondents in Singapore, SPICA SERVICES, have provided the Club with the following update in relation to the recent earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Western Sulawesi, Indonesia with catastrophic consequences. SPICA will continue monitoring the situation as information becomes available and will update. Background Western Sulawesi was on 28 September 2018 struck by an earthquake soon to be followed…Read More »
2018 International Maritime Arbitration Practical Symposium – from the perspective of the Belt & Road Initiative It order to promote and develop the international arbitration community and strength the communications and contacts between mainland China, HK, London and Singapore, the 2018 arbitration forum was held in Qingdao on 15,16 Sept 2018. About 250 domestic and overseas guests including arbitrators,…Read More »
By Sian Morris, Deputy Claims Manager, London Office London Arbitration 18/18 A recent arbitration award brings welcome news for charterers in relation to the obligation to provide counter security to owners under the Interclub NYPE Agreement 2011 (“ICA 2011”.) Readers may recall that the ICA 2011 incorporated a new provision, which sought to create an entitlement to counter security upon…Read More »
By Marta de Leon, Claims Executive, London The recent Admiralty Court decision on Natwest Markets plc v. Stallion Eight Shipping & Co S.A.  EWHC 2033 (The “ALKYON“) re-affirms the existing legal principles that a claimant in rem, as a matter of English law, can arrest a vessel without a requirement to provide a cross-undertaking in damages. The Facts This…Read More »
The Club maintains a list of commercial and legal correspondents in most ports who are able to assist the Club’s claims staff with investigations, surveyors and casualties.
Ed Turner reviews an important judgment by the court of appeal regarding the interplay of wording between a Letter of Indemnity and a charter party clause.
Ed Turner discusses the high court’s interpretation of a clause in a charter party requiring the parties to have commenced procedures within a certain time period.
Chris Ward of Charterers’ P&I discusses the legal liabilities due to unsafe berth conditions due to swell brought about by weather conditions in the local area.
Stephen Mann discusses the subject of defending Demurrage claims where loading has been delayed due to cargo not arrived or bad weather.
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