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The guidance and advice from the club helps members operate as safely as possible, stay ahead of changing regulations and mitigate operating risks. Our team of experienced lawyers and technical experts specialise in particular ship types or geographical regions so they can provide tailored and relevant advice and guidance. These teams contribute to the wealth of best practice knowledge, news and opinion available to members

Latest items in 2021

Date Title

26 Feb 2021

Article: The Tai Prize Appeal

This case relates to a consignment of beans that were damaged before loading, where the shipper should have known about the condition of the cargo upon loading.

24 Feb 2021

News: Launch of the Nigerian Port Sector Process

In a bid to improve Nigeria’s ranking on the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) and to promote transparency, eliminate bottlenecks and illegal demands at seaports and terminals, the Nigerian Government has launched its Nigerian Ports Process Manual (NPPM).

23 Feb 2021

Press release: The Standard Club completes 2021 renewal

Please read the attached press release.

23 Feb 2021

News: New regulations on limestone exports in Vietnam

We have been advised that recent updated regulations on limestone exports in Vietnam have resulted in the detention of many limestone shipments after loading.

22 Feb 2021

News: UK list of approved ship recycling facilities

The Maritime and Coast Guard Agency (MCA) has issued attached marine information note (MIN 657 (M+F)) on the UK list of approved ship recycling facilities.