Members of the shipping community met on Monday (18 March) to discuss bunker contamination cases at an Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAAC) organised breakfast seminar in early March.
The event brought together a wide community of bunker traders and lawyers to listen to a presentation by Rania Tadros, Managing Partner and Natalie Jensen, Managing Associate from Ince & Co., about marine fuel contamination.
The duo shares with delegates the types of issues that are repeatedly encountered in bunker contamination and the consequences that arise as a result.
Safe bunker operations, proper follow through on testing and proper processing of documentation are amongst the steps that Ince & Co. advice on, in order to ensure that parties are well positioned to protect themselves in case of a dispute.
“EMAC's Breakfast Series has increased in popularity,” said Mr. Majid Obaid bin Bashir, Acting Chairman and Secretary General, EMAC.
“In keeping up to date with industry trends and concerns, we ensure that value for time is delivered in our monthly breakfast gatherings.
“We stand fast in our mission to provide a trusted global standard in maritime arbitration and mediation, and we hope that these breakfast seminars affirm our commitment.”
Photo credit: Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre
Published: 19 March, 2019
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