UK P&I Club highlights consequences of flouting maritime cabotage regulations

UK P&I Club, one of the leading providers of protection and indemnity insurance, has published a legal briefing on the main global cabotage regimes, highlighting the restrictions, exceptions, and penalties for shipowners who violate these regulations. Maritime cabotage is the sea transport of passengers and goods between two sea ports located in the same country. […]

Ship agent liable for negligence leading to excessive dunnage disposal charges

International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has recently reported a dispute in which a ship agent in Australia was held liable to its shipowner principal for excessive charges demanded by a contractor for the disposal of dunnage and other materials related to the packing of cargo. The agent was asked by its principal to arrange for […]