J.M William Turner – The Shipwreck, 1805, London - Tate Britain

Shipwrecks and other disasters at sea were frequently painted during the Romance period.

Costa Concordia Salvage Operation

It is expected to be the biggest salvage operation ever attempted. As of September 2013 the salvage has cost over $800 million.

The Bulk Carrier Double Fortune

The Panama flagged bulk carrier Double Fortune was built in 2010. Gross tonnage and deadweight are 50617 t and 95790 t respectively.

Manoeuvring Container Operations

Containerisation and multimodal transport: the development of door-to-door transport.

Fire Onboard Vessel

Fire on board ship is one of the most dangerous risks for vessels and cargos. Electrical equipments, flammable liquid on board, engines and boilers often cause it.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Introduction to Carriage of Goods By Sea

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Port of Singapore Launches First Request For Proposal for LNG Bunker Supplier Licence

July 29, 2015. 

The Port of Singapore launched today its first Request for Proposal (RFP) for interested parties to apply for the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker supplier licence, which would allow the licencee to supply LNG bunker to vessels in the Port of Singapore.

In their submissions to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), applicants are to propose an end-to-end LNG bunkering supply solution that details, amongst other things, their bunkering supply and delivery model, LNG sources and marketing plans for the sale of LNG to customers in the Port of Singapore.

As part of efforts to develop LNG bunkering, MPA has been collaborating closely with partner agencies, industry stakeholders and technical experts, to develop LNG bunkering standards, procedures and facilities. Last year, MPA announced commencing work on a pilot programme with interested parties of the LNG bunker supply chain to establish operation protocols for LNG bunkering. MPA will also provide funding of up to S$2 million per vessel for up to six LNG-fuelled vessels for the pilot programme.

Successful applicants of the RFP are expected to supply LNG bunker to support the LNG bunkering Pilot Programme that is scheduled to commence in early 2017.

The bunkering industry is an important and integral part of Singapore’s global hub port. With more than 42 million tonnes of bunker sales last year as the world’s top bunkering port, Singapore plays a key role in powering world shipping and promoting the use of cleaner fuels for ship bunkering.

Source: http://themaritimehub.org

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Arbitration Clause and Incorporation into Bill of Lading

July 28, 2015.

REGNO UNITO - COURT OF APPEAL (civil division), sentenza 21 ottobre 2014 — Giudice Beatson; Caresse navigation Ltd v Zurich Assurances Maroc and other.

Clausola compromissoria - Polizza di carico - Incorporazione della clausola arbitrale - Richiamo ad altro contratto che non contiene clausole arbitrali - Interpretazione della volontà dei contraenti - Criteri.

Allorché in una polizza di carico siano incorporate clausole arbitrali o di giurisdizione contenute nel contratto di noleggio, l’intenzione delle parti ricavata dal contesto del contratto prevale sul significato letterario di esso quando applicando quest’ultimo il contratto non avrebbe alcun senso dal punto di vista commerciale.

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Lorenzo Macchi, Clausole Arbitrali ed incorporazione nelle Polizze di Carico, Riv. Arb., Anno XXV Fasc. 1- 2015.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Introduction to Marine Insurance