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The Russian and Ukrainian flags (illustration)

War in Ukraine: Latest developments

War in Ukraine: Latest developments
Coronavirus virus originating in Wuhan China and possible worldwide pandemic (illustration)

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Reporting of vessel calls to Russia and transiting Russian territorial waters

Reporting of vessel calls to Russia and transiting Russian territorial waters

INSIGHT: Russia Sanctions

INSIGHT: Russia Sanctions

Colombia: Drug smuggling - update

Colombia: Drug smuggling - update

Condition surveys - More than just a binary conclusion

Condition surveys - More than just a binary conclusion

Singapore: HSFO contamination cases

Singapore: HSFO contamination cases

Guidance for a successful vetting inspection onboard a tanker

Guidance for a successful vetting inspection onboard a tanker

Piracy and armed robbery in Asia - update

Piracy and armed robbery in Asia - update

FAQs: English Law Charterparty issues relating to hostilities between the Ukraine and Russia

FAQs: English Law Charterparty issues relating to hostilities between the Ukraine and Russia

Propeller damage due to ice

Propeller damage due to ice

Indonesia: Coal export ban

Indonesia: Coal export ban

Time loss during crew change – responsibility when the contract is not clear

Time loss during crew change – responsibility when the contract is not clear

Sanctions: Recent deceptive practices

Sanctions: Recent deceptive practices

Indonesia: Vessel detentions

Indonesia: Vessel detentions

Fuel change-over procedure

Fuel change-over procedure

Turkey: Pollution fines and criminal proceedings 2022

Turkey: Pollution fines and criminal proceedings 2022

Piracy and armed robbery at sea

Piracy and armed robbery at sea
Skuld Charterer December 2021 banner (photo illustration)

STS operations from a Charterers’ perspective

STS operations from a Charterers’ perspective
Three large soybean storage silos located at the Port of Cargill, in Santarem, awaiting transport by ships (photo)

Hot tips for soybeans bound for China

Hot tips for soybeans bound for China

MARPOL Annex VI: Ship decarbonisation - IMO strategy of 2018

MARPOL Annex VI: Ship decarbonisation - IMO strategy of 2018

Bunker procurement

Bunker procurement

Sanctions and STS Transfers – legal risks

Sanctions and STS Transfers – legal risks

INSIGHT: Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006

INSIGHT: Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006

Ratifications of MLC convention

Ratifications of MLC convention

INSIGHT: Bunker Convention 2001

INSIGHT: Bunker Convention 2001

INSIGHT: Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks (Wreck Removal Convention) 2007

INSIGHT: Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks (Wreck Removal Convention) 2007

Bulkers and Boxes – Let’s talk and find a solution together

Bulkers and Boxes – Let’s talk and find a solution together
Packets of cocaine opening with a knife on grey background

Narcotics smuggling - increasing risk for ships

Narcotics smuggling - increasing risk for ships

Electronic (Paperless) Trading Systems: Corda eBL replacing E-Title

Electronic (Paperless) Trading Systems: Corda eBL replacing E-Title

LOIs - worth more than the paper they’re printed on?

LOIs - worth more than the paper they’re printed on?

Stowaways: Rise in numbers equates to the rise of risk

Stowaways: Rise in numbers equates to the rise of risk

Sierra Leone: Iron ore fines – liquefaction risk

Sierra Leone: Iron ore fines – liquefaction risk

Parametric Rolling Movement

Parametric Rolling Movement

Vaccination of seafarers - IG FAQs

Vaccination of seafarers - IG FAQs

The EVER GIVEN, claims and cover implications from a charterer’s perspective

The EVER GIVEN, claims and cover implications from a charterer’s perspective

Shipment of project and equipment cargoes

Shipment of project and equipment cargoes

Electronic Paperless Trading: Update to essDOCS Terms and Conditions

Electronic Paperless Trading: Update to essDOCS Terms and Conditions

Bunker sampling guidelines for Port State Control

Bunker sampling guidelines for Port State Control

INSIGHT: Sudan Sanctions

INSIGHT: Sudan Sanctions

Recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitration awards in Mainland China

Recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitration awards in Mainland China

Skuld’s IMO 2020 sulphur cap experience

Skuld’s IMO 2020 sulphur cap experience

Stowaways and COVID-19

Stowaways and COVID-19

Gulf of Guinea persists as maritime security hotspot

Gulf of Guinea persists as maritime security hotspot

Proper handling of internal transfer of bunker and bulk oils

Proper handling of internal transfer of bunker and bulk oils
Container ship carrying container for import and export, business logistic and transportation by ship in open sea, Aerial view container ship (picture)

Updated industry guidelines on the carriage of seed cake in containers

Updated industry guidelines on the carriage of seed cake in containers
Dry bulk shipping

Aligning sales contract and charter party terms

Aligning sales contract and charter party terms
Marine engineer officer repairing vessel engines and propulsion in engine control room ECR. Ship onboard maintenance

Bunker fuel contamination by chemicals onboard

Bunker fuel contamination by chemicals onboard

Electronic (Paperless) Trading: TradeLens (TradeLens eBL)

Electronic (Paperless) Trading: TradeLens (TradeLens eBL)

Implied indemnities 3: Charterers’ obligation to employ competent stevedores

Implied indemnities 3: Charterers’ obligation to employ competent stevedores
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