• Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) Position...

    Nippon Life Insurance Co. reduced its position in shares of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) by 1.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • What is a release call?

    Joining a mutual P&I Club means each Member shares in the fortunes of that Club and its membership. The continuity of Club membership, which is typical within the mutual P&I environment, permits longer term investment and planning to be undertaken.

  • North Korea Sanctions Hit Global Cargo Shipping

    Global shipping services providers and ports in the US, Russia, Iran, Syria, and China, for example Dandong and Dalian, have been caught up in the US’s latest offensive on North Korean trade, analysis has found.

  • Mixed earning weigh on Saudi stocks with regional...

    Two most heavily traded Dubai stocks were Islamic insurers. Poor corporate earnings, many of them the result of Saudi Arabia's austerity policies and sluggish economic growth, weighed on the Saudi stock market in early trade on Tuesday as regional bourses were generally soft.

  • Horrors of Crewing a Flag of Convenience Merchant...

    Following our recent piece on the M/V Seccadi, a freighter registered under a flag of convenience and held by the British authorities after non-payment of crew wages and the discovery of disgusting conditions on board, comes more information regarding this and two other ships similarly flagged as Panamanian and also crewed by personnel abandoned by the vessels owners and operators. In each case the crews have been supported by the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) which equates the cases to a culture close to modern day slavery.


The impact of extreme weather on contracts of carriage

Extreme weather events may have an impact on the trading of cargo vessels, for example during the recent hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in the USA and Caribbean, as they give rise to legal and cover questions in relations to the contracts of carriage agreed by the carrier.