Annual general meeting

, Navix Line Limited, TokyoStephen Pan, World-Wide Shipping Agency (S) Pte. Ltd., Singapore.

Third party liabilities of time and voyage charterers under Japanese law

.The then Tokyo High Court dismissed the Bank’s claim and determined that due to the characters of the time charterparties between ... the decision on the "KAISHO MARU" as above, and came to the same conclusion as the above-mentioned T...

Message from the Managing Director

Changes aheadAt its meeting in Tokyo on 25th October 1999 the Gard Committee decided that the Administration should enter into good faith and exclusive negotiations with the objective of establishing a joint management company to manage bot...

Cargo shipped on deck - The imperfect bill of lading

Most readers will probably find that the clear and unambiguous printed bill of lading clause quoted below leaves little room for argument insofar as liability for loss of deck cargo is concerned. The clause reads as follows:"…Goods stowed on deck sh...

Port state control - The future of sub-standard ships

the Asia-Pacific countries concluded a Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control which is known as the Tokyo MOU. By the beginning of 1996 the following countries had signed the Tokyo MOU: Australia, Canada, People’s Repub...

Belgium - Carriage of containers on deck

BelgiumCarriage of containers on deck Generally deck stowage of cargo will be "unauthorised" and the carrier will be liable for loss of or damage to the goods resulting from the deck stowage unless there is a custom of the trade or port of loading t...

Letters, faxes and e-mails to the Editor

the proposal.An example of this problem would be a Japanese pilot handling a VLCC in Tokyo Bay with five tugs attached and dozens

Limitation of liability for unauthorised deck stowage - Life after the CHANDA

IntroductionThe carriage of goods on deck is the most hazardous form of sea transport, with the goods being exposed to the risks associated with wind, waves and weather. For this reason, for many years it was accepted practice for vessel owners and ...

Double typhoon trouble

and drift until the typhoon had passed Tokyo Bay. Unfortunately, the typhoon followed a different course from that expected ... months after the incident the shipowners established a limitation fund in the Tokyo District Court, w...

Staff news

Svein A. Andersen has been appointed Senior Vice President and Head of Claims. Christen Guddal has been appointed Managing Director of Gard (UK) Limited. Dick Corwin has been appointed Regional Director – Asia, with regional responsibility for the H...

Into the world league

Gard News 189, February/April 2008

Pilotage Law

in the Yosuka Area (entrance of Tokyo Bay) and 29 in the port of Kobe. Pilotage is compulsory for all non-Japanese vessels over 300 ... ), Hosoi Law Office (Tokyo), C. Fernie & Co (Panama) and Niles, Barton & Wilmer (Baltimore) fo...

Deck cargo

INTRODUCTIONThe Norwegian Maritime Code of 24th June 1994 entered into force on 1st October 1994. Chapter 13 of the new Code deals with carriage of goods by sea. Chapter 13 incorporates the provision of the International Convention for the Unificati...

Deck watchmen - look here!

If the ship’s gangway has to be used alongside a berth, and the arrangement is such that the bottom of the gangway has to rest on the dock, with slack falls, please make sure that the bottom end can travel freely and without being caught up in obstr...

Deck Cargo - A Summary of English and US Law

GENERAL PRINCIPLENormally a carrier will not be authorised to stow goods on deck unless there is a custom of the trade or port of loading to stow the specific goods on deck for the voyage in question,1 or unless there is an express agreement with th...