Lawrence Graham Warns On Tanker Approvals

Wednesday, March 28, 2001
London law firm Lawrence Graham says tanker owners and charterers can expect more disputes over oil major approvals. Imogen Rumbold, partner, says that since the Erika sinking oil majors have been changing vetting criteria and that approval is now only obtainable on a voyage-by-voyage basis. "In the recent Seaflower case the charterer was able to cancel a charter because the owner did not hold a specific oil major approval. But now that approval has become a dynamic standard, how can owners ever be sure of meeting the conditions?" asks Rumbold. In Lawrence Graham's latest shipping newsletter, Shipping Lawgram, Rumbold goes on to call for owners' bodies such as Intertanko to sit down with oil majors and address and clarify how approvals can be sought and maintained against a background of strict but changing standards. Elsewhere in Shipping Lawgram, Robert Searle, claims director at the West of England P&I Club, says it may be time for clubs to reconsider the terms on which they use law firms.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter January 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Legal

$55M Berth Upgrade in Townsville Port

Townsville contractor CivilPlus Constructions has been awarded the design and construct tender for the primary wharf works component of Port of Townsville’s $55 million Berth 4 Upgrade project.

Container Weighing at Felixstowe Port

The Port of Felixstowe has confirmed that it will offer a container weighing service to ensure UK shippers are able to comply with new international regulations

CMA-CGM and Cosco Alliance in the Offing?

The newly-formed shipping giant China Cosco Shipping Corporation and CMA CGM met recently in Shanghai to discuss the possibility of a new French-Asian alliance, say local Chinese media.

Marine Electronics

Transas Academy Launched

Transas Academy launched during the Simulation User Conference 2016   Transas has launched its newly established Transas Academy, part of the company's THESIS,

Voyager IP Launches Prepaid VSAT and IT Scheme

A new scheme by marine broadband solutions company Voyager IP aims to alter the way customers can keep track of their VSAT and IT support services.   The Irish-based

Interactive Map Highlights Shipping's Global Security Threats

Ship owners and managers can now view what security threats a country poses to shipping lines with the click of a button thanks to a new live interactive map.   The

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0681 sec (15 req/sec)