North adds details to previous General Increase Announcement

North Of England Club has released its pre-renewal report 2020, in which it adds flesh to the bones of its November 20th announcement of a 10% general increase (IMN November 23rd). Chairman Pratap Shirke, in his final statement as chairman of North, said that this was a time of “unparalleled global...

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Lebanon hires German firm to remove hazchem from Port of Beirut

The Lebanese authorities have signed a contract Germany-based Combi Lift to remove hazardous chemicals that has been stored for more than a decade at Beirut port. Early in August chemicals that had been stored poorly in a warehouse at the port resulted in a massive explosion killed about 200 people...

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Albanians appear in Suffolk court after vessel intercepted off Great Yarmouth

Seven Albanian nationals have appeared in court after a vessel with 69 migrants on board was intercepted off Great Yarmouth. On November 18th UK law enforcement agencies arrested all 72 people on board the fishing vessel, which had sailed from Ostend, including three crew on suspicion of people...

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London Club sets 10% General Increase, deductibles up by $2,000 in P&I

The London Club has set a 10% general increase for renewals into policy year 2021-22. It is seeking to increase deductibles by $2,000. The Club said that “the challenging picture for Pool claims comes at a time when the impact of Covid-19 on P&I liabilities has still to unfold fully; when...

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China increases checks on imports in order to prevent Covid-19 re-entering country

China has increased its checks on refrigerated shipments, which has led to considerable delays at a number of ports. Chinese health officials said last week that two cold-chain storage workers in the port city of Tianjin were infected with Covid-19.  Covid-19’s re-emergence in the summer in cities...

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Turkey extends seismic survey; says it sees itself as “part of Europe”

Turkey has extended until November 29th the seismic survey work that its survey vessel Oruc Reis has been carrying out in a disputed part of the eastern Mediterranean. Turkey and Greece disagree as to the extent of their continental shelves, resulting in conflicting claims to the rights to...

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