Five new partners, two from marine, at Miller Insurance Services

Phil Wheeler, who leads Miller Insurance Services’ marine liability reinsurance team, and Martin Henderson, who heads the marine, energy and transportation liability (METL) team within Miller, have been made equity partners alongside three other senior executives. The move comes as Julian Taylor,...

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Local contract law as applied to liability limitation, etc – Part 15, USA

Standard Club has noted that its members were regularly exploring new opportunities in diverse territories and thus frequently needed to ask how the law in a particular jurisdiction might impact the enforceability of key contractual provisions. Standard Club has therefore produced a list of key...

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Port Eliizabeth STS gantry crane blown off rails by strong winds

At Port Elizabeth, South Africa, a Transnet Port Terminals ship-to-shore (STS) gantry crane was blown off its rails at the container terminal during the morning of October 30th, ending up partially submerged at the harbour entrance. No employees were injured. The Port experienced winds in excess of...

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Exploding container said to have held fuel, but tagged as scrap metal

Initial investigations by the port authority into the causes of Tuesday’s container explosion in the Port of Los Angeles have indicated that a form of combustible fuel or other compound was ignited in the sealed container, but that it was labelled as scrap metal rather than as a hazardous material....

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