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News Alerts

To help keep members abreast of relevant industry news, we add Alerts to our website with information on topical developments from around the world. Please see the latest Alerts below.

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24 January 2020

“Seed Cake” is the term used for a wide range of pulp, meals, cake, pellets, expellers and other similar cargo, which is the residue after the edible vegetable oils have been removed.

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23 January 2020

Members calling at ports in China will be aware of a new virus which according to the World Health Organisation (“WHO”) may be linked to cases of pneumonia first reported in Wuhan City

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14 January 2020

27 December 2019

Members should note that the International Group's FAQs on Piracy have recently been updated

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20 December 2019

As Members are already aware from our News Alert of 13 December 2019, the US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

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18 December 2019

13 December 2019

US law firm Freehill Hogan & Mahar (“Freehills”) advise that due to alleged serious human rights abuses and corruption, Aivars Lembergs, mayor of Ventspils, has been made a SDN by the US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) under Executive Order 13818. OFAC has also designated as SDNs four Latvia-based entities that are owned or controlled by him.

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9 December 2019

We are delighted to announce two important promotions involving our team in Asia. From 20 February 2020, Frank He and Deborah Yu will be appointed respectively General Manager and Deputy General Manager of our Hong Kong office.

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26 November 2019

Members calling at Lanshan Port in Shandong Province will already be aware from previous News Alerts and circulars of the need for Masters to navigate carefully to avoid fish farms. The Correspondent, Huatai Insurance Agency and Consultant Service Limited, have issued an updated circular

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7 November 2019

Members whose ships call at ports in India or pass through Indian territorial waters should note that the Ministry of Shipping in India has imposed a ban on the use and disposal of single-use plastics. The ban is already enforceable for certain types of single-use plastics (eg. cutlery, plates, cups, water and drinks bottles, bags, cleaning fluid containers of less than 10 litres) and will come in full effect for a wider range of items from 1 January 2020.

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