Inspection reveals ‘inadequate lashing’ and rusty securing points on APL England

The vessel APL England has been detained in Australia over inadequate lashing, after losing 40 containers overboard off the coast of Sydney on Sunday. After the vessel docked in the port of Brisbane, an inspection by the the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) revealed lashing arrangements for cargo were “inadequate” and securing points for containers on theContinue reading “Inspection reveals ‘inadequate lashing’ and rusty securing points on APL England”

Shipper’s presentation of bill of lading for signature is merely an invitation to master to make his own assessment of cargo’s apparent condition on loading

[Sample Bill of Lading, Image for Representation only] A recent High Court decision, The Tai Prize [2020] EWHC 127 (Comm), has held that where an agent presents a clean bill of lading to the Master for signing, this is not a warranty to the Master that the cargo is actually in good order and condition.Continue reading “Shipper’s presentation of bill of lading for signature is merely an invitation to master to make his own assessment of cargo’s apparent condition on loading”

Livestock Carrier with Confirmed Covid 19 cases Remains in Australia as Deadline Looms

After causing shockwaves in cruise ship industry, Covid 19 is back in the shipping Industry killing all the hopes for animal transport through the sea. Already a deadline for animal export via sea is approaching. In Western Australia,Health Authorities are struggling to deal with Covid 19 situation. There is a feeling of hope in theContinue reading “Livestock Carrier with Confirmed Covid 19 cases Remains in Australia as Deadline Looms”

Hope Finally, Heads of Maritime, UN and IMO Meet Plight of Seafarers Discussed – Covid 19

The heads of the maritime, labour and aviation organisations of the United Nations, including the International Maritime Organization, have issued a plea for urgent action on crew changes and for keyworker designation so that sea and air workers can be relieved and repatriated in a safe way during the COVID-19 pandemic. This comes as aContinue reading “Hope Finally, Heads of Maritime, UN and IMO Meet Plight of Seafarers Discussed – Covid 19”

DCSA Predicts $4B in Annual Savings From E-Bill of Lading

Ad Observater is a Marine Services Company Based in Mombasa Kenya, Services include, Bunker Survey, Draft Suvery, Cargo inspection, Tally Count Services… Click Home on our Menu Above to view more of our services. —–End of Ad—- The Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA), a nonprofit independent organization formed to bring innovation to the market, released newContinue reading “DCSA Predicts $4B in Annual Savings From E-Bill of Lading”