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.
A landmark decision was handed down last week by the UK Supreme Court dealing with the question of burden of proof in the context of cargo damage and The Hague-Visby Rules. In short, a Carrier will not be able to avail itself of the defences and exceptions contained in the H-V Rules if, in addition to raising a prima facie…Read More »
Our correspondents in Singapore have released the below information concerning a recent territorial dispute in the Singapore and Johore Straits, between the littoral States of Singapore and Malaysia. Following the recent Malaysian Attorney General’s Chambers and the Malaysian Marine Department’s declaration of an alteration to the Port Limits for Johore Bahru Port, the MPA of Singapore has responded stating that…Read More »
Assureds are probably accustomed to working with different type of Dispute Resolution Clauses, some more sophisticated than others, all designed to agree on a specific law and jurisdiction that will govern any potential dispute that may arise under the relevant charterparty, Booking Note, COA or Bill of Lading. Like BIMCO, the LMAA now has its own arbitration clause which, from…Read More »
Further to yesterday’s update on the situation in Ukraine, we have received a follow-up status report from local correspondents DIAS which can be found below: “These days we are getting numerous questions from both the P&I Clubs and their Members concerning imposition of Martial Law in Ukraine. The experience tells me that we are going to get even more and…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.
Carlos Vasquez talks about LOIs, whether they are enforceable in the courts, and how an assured can best protect themselves as they are not covered by your insurance.
Chris Ward talks about a recent arbitration which the Charters’ Club successfully defended, whereby the parties contended whether an Interclub Agreement had been incorporated into a charter.
Stephen Mann explains the 4 step process that is needed when wording a shipping contract, including assembling the material, identifying conflicting clauses, and what is actually meant from the contract wording.
Ed looks at the case of Classic Maritime v Limbungan Makmur, where the Charterer was unable to fulfill its shipment obligations when the Fundao dam in Brazil burst in 2015.
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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