Insights

Management of Marine Pollution Incidents

The Netherlands, with its extensive coastline and intricate port and inland waterways in combination with the many marine ecosystems can be a particular challenge when it comes to pollution incidents.…
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NNPC Correspondents – update 2024

It’s hard to believe that almost three years have passed since our establishment. We are very pleased with the progress we have made and eagerly anticipate expanding both our client…
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Transport of steel products

Transporting steel products such as coils, profile sections, slabs, wire rods by sea is not without risk. These cargoes are sensitive to moisture, corrosion and mechanical damage and any contact…
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Loss of Anchor and Anchoring Safety

The loss of an anchor may have substantial financial as well as bureaucratic consequences for shipowners. In the last months NNPC Correspondents have been requested to assist in a number…
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Electronic Bills of Lading

Recently NNPC has participated in a seminar discussing the implications for the legal status of electronic Bills of Lading in Rotterdam. During the seminar a presentation was delivered by Karel…
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Bunkering in the ARA Area

In December 2022 Antwerp-Bruges Port Authority and Port of Rotterdam Authority decided to make it mandatory to use a bunker measuring system (such as a Mass Flow Meter) on board…
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The UK Electronic Trade Document Act 2023

On September 20, in the UK, the Electronic Trade Document Act 2023 has come into effect meaning that businesses relying on English law are now legally permitted to exchange bills…
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The Dutch Safety Board

When accidents or calamities occur in the Netherlands, the Dutch Safety Board (“ the Board”) has a mandate to investigate on board, identifying the cause of these incidents and advising…
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Dockers clause

As part of collective labor agreement negotiations between international maritime employers and international trade unions for seafarers, it was agreed in February 2018 that the crew of container ships up…
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The Rotterdam Guarantee Form

The use of the Rotterdam Guarantee Form in the Netherlands is well known, but it is useful to recap the benefits. The guarantee form is used to prevent or retract…
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