Elisabeth Birch, Senior Claims Executive and Jamie Wallace Legal Director of The Standard Club, on Thursday (30 April) published a comprehensive guide on handling bunker claims post IMO 2020:
IMO 2020 has wide implications for all parties involved in the physical shipping chain, and will involve increased risk, responsibility and costs. The Bunker Claims Handling Guide for a new decade, introduces Members to some of the issues that may arise when seeking to comply with the Sulphur Cap and Carriage Ban, as well as likely areas of dispute under time and voyage charterparties, bunker supply contracts.
We would like to thank Alessio Sbraga and Joseph Malpas from HFW for their assistance and contribution with this article.
A full copy of IMO 2020 – Bunker Claims Handling Guide for a new decade can be downloaded here.
Photo credit and source: The Standard Club
Published: 4 May, 2020
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Claim relates to deliveries of MGO to the vessels Pacific Diligence, Pacific Valkyrie, Pacific Defiance, Crest Alpha 1, and Pacific Warlock between March 2020 to April 2020.