MARKET COMMENTARY – MAR 2011

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HAVE you ever seen so much “news” all at one time? It's hard to know which way to turn. At a certain rugby match in Dublin last weekend, large groups of hairy men temporarily put to one side talk of the fairer sex as the momentous events of recent weeks sobered their conversations. It's true – but it was only temporary of course…

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EXPOSURE GUIDELINES

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WORRIED about your exposure to hazardous chemicals on ships? The Oil Companies International Marine Forum has now issued new guidelines which enable crew members to be tested for signs of harmful chemicals including benzene.

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ICS – 100 NOT OUT

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THE Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers celebrates its centenary this year with a series of events including a splendid black tie dinner at the National Maritime Museum in London on May 26th…

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WHO WANTS TO BE A…

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THE number of billionaires in leading emerging economies has surpassed the number of those in Europe for the first time and is quickly closing in on the US, according to new figures from Forbes…

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CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER

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CORPORATE manslaughter was once again on the legal agenda in recent months when Cotswold Geotechnical was fined 385,000 pounds after being found guilty following the death of a geologist when a trial pit collapsed on him…

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ROTTERDAM RULES

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WHO stands to gain by using the Rotterdam Rules as opposed to the other carriage options? That was the question before the panel at the London Shipping Law Centre's March seminar to discuss the issue. Hamburg, Hague-Visby – there are any number of regimes to consider…

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DRAWING A BLANK

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SURROGATE mothers have seemed all the rage in recent years, but surrogate fathers? A great tale then from Germany where a sterile husband got the next door neighbour to “stand-in”…

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DRY BULK

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Dry bulk handling issues is the next topic on the agenda for the London Shipping Law Centre on March 30. Loading issues, ballasting and deballasting, seaworthiness, and causation are just some of the topics on the agenda.

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