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.
Well the first half of 2018 seems to have positively flown by – a busy and eventful period. The world is certainly in an unusually volatile and unpredictable state; Trump meets Kim, US withdraws from JCPOA and reinstates sanctions against Iran, US and China rattle their trade war sabres, the UK indulgences in a post Brexit identity crisis, but with…Read More »
We have been speaking to clients and friends throughout the community about information dissemination; we are getting very positive feedback on the output that people see from us however its becoming clear that the use of e-mail is only one tool for distribution. Twenty years ago, we were printing and posting our newsletters to 1,500 recipients, the same distribution is…Read More »
Liability for damage arising out of swell conditions at the berth A vessel’s ability to perform cargo operations can be affected by ocean swell. At this time of year, the Club often receives reports of vessels calling at ports in the eastern tropical areas of the Pacific where the vessel’s mooring lines have parted at the berth and this has…Read More »
In the case CLEARLAKE SHIPPING PTE LTD v PRIVOCEAN SHIPPING LTD (2018), the English High Court was asked to consider whether a Master’s negligent decision to demand additional strapping in one of the cargo holds, on the grounds of safety, fell within the exception at section 4(2) of US COGSA, namely “Act, neglect or default of the master… in management…Read More »