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SHIPMAN 2009

20 September 2016

SHIPMAN is a ship management agreement that may include crew, technical and commercial management as well as insurance arrangements in respect of a ship. The latest edition of this contract is SHIPMAN 2009. Copyright in SHIPMAN 2009 is held by BIMCO.

USCG Ballast Water Management information

07 March 2018

The USCG Ballast Water Management regulations entered into force in June 2012 and is now close to being fully implemented so any ship calling US ports have to be in compliance with the relevant regulations and requirements. It should also be noted that a number of US individual States have implemented their own requirements beyond the USCG regulations so liaison with a local agent is recommended. 

Lars Robert Pedersen

15 October 2018

Lars Robert Pedersen has over 30 years’ experience in the shipping industry, which combined with his insight into IMO makes him a respected authority on technical and regulatory issues. In early 2010, Robert was appointed Deputy Secretary General of BIMCO, which is the world’s largest international shipping association providing a wide range of services to over 2,200 members globally. Robert leads a team of experts responsible for BIMCO's technical, security and operational activities. This includes direct membership services and active involvement in regulatory developments related to ship operation at international and regional levels. BIMCO promotes fair business practices, free trade and open access to markets and advocates for the harmonisation and standardisation of all shipping related activity. Before joining BIMCO, he had a career at A.P. Moller-Maersk handling regulatory affairs and technical management of the Maersk fleet of container ships after having spent 7 years as a seagoing officer. Robert holds an unlimited Chief Engineer’s licence.

Richard Neylon

30 July 2018

Richard Neylon is Partner at HFW in London. Richard specialises in shipping and crisis response. He acts for a range of shipowners, charterers and insurers, in wet and dry shipping disputes. A large proportion of Richard's work involves resolving disputes arising from marine casualties and he has been involved in many of the recent high profile incidents. He has particular experience of collisions, fires/explosions, salvage, piracy, capture/seizure, groundings and unsafe port claims – often involving complex multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration. Whilst he works in the Admiralty & Crisis Management department, the complexity of modern marine casualties necessarily involves him in a mix of wet and dry work. 

Punit Oza

07 July 2017

Punit Oza is the Vice President & Head of Supramax Pacific of Klaveness Asia Pte Ltd. Punit Oza has over 23 years of experience in dry bulk shipping. He started his career at Precious Shipping PCL in Thailand in 1993. He then held a number of positions in the Middle and Far East and is currently the Vice President and Head of Supramax Pacific at Torvald Klaveness’ Singapore Regional Office. Punit is responsible for the entire Supramax Portfolio in the Asia Pacific region with a specialisation in the Indian and Thai markets. He is also a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (FICS) and Chairman of the Singapore Branch as well as a member of Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA) and Maritime Law Association of Singapore (MLAS). Punit has a degree in Financial Management and Accounting from the University of Mumbai and an MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance from City University (now CASS) Business School, London. He also has a LLB from the University of London.

Søren Larsen

22 January 2018

Following his graduation from Copenhagen University and the Institute of Maritime Law, Søren Larsen joined BIMCO in August 1985. He was appointed Head of Department for Documentary and Legal Affairs in 1993 and became Deputy Secretary General, with primary responsibility for BIMCO’s documentary affairs, in 1999. From 2005 to 2009, Søren Larsen assumed particular overview of the Documentary, Security & International Affairs, and Services Departments at BIMCO and is currently primarily responsible for BIMCO’s Contracts & Clauses and Support & Advice departments. In addition, he represents BIMCO’s and shipowners’ interests in various international fora, such as the IMO, UNCITRAL, ICC and CMI and works closely with the Secretary General in the management of the BIMCO Secretariat. He has represented BIMCO at meetings with various government bodies in the United States.

Peter Glover

18 January 2019

Peter is Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, Hong Kong. Peter is a master mariner and disputes lawyer based in Hong Kong. He focuses his practice on the shipping, international trade, regulatory and marine insurance sectors of the international transport industry.  Peter offers a broad range of services to multinational trading companies, shipowners, charterers, banks and insurers in all aspects of dispute resolution involving trade, commercial shipping, admiralty, salvage, pollution, investigations, marine insurance, risk management and regulatory compliance. 

Vessel Traffic Separation

12 September 2016

With the completion of the VTS system and the related Data Handling System, the Port Management now has one of the world's most advanced safety systems for the control of shipping. However, it is always open to improvement.  The Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS) is in operation for the approaches to Europoort and the New Waterway; it covers an area from 45 miles West of Noorderhoofd up to 2 miles East of the van Brienenoord Bridge and 4 miles East of the Spijkenisse Bridge in the Oude Maas river, including all adjacent harbour basins.  The area is divided into three regions, each having its own Traffic Centre to communicate with the shipping (VHF 13). The three regions are sub-divided into 12 sectors, each having a traffic attendant and a seperate VHF-channel. Traffic centre Hook of Holland:  Maas Approach VHF 1  Pilot Maas VHF 2  Maas Entrance VHF 3  Waterweg VHF 65  Europoort VHF 66 Traffic centre Botlek:  Maassluis VHF 80  Botlek VHF 61  Oude Maas VHF 62 Traffic centre City:  Eemhaven VHF 63  Waalhaven VHF 60  Maasbruggen VHF 81  Brienenoord VHF 21