ITIC says shipbrokers and agents are among those most at risk of exposure to fraud in the shipping industry and urges them to carry out simple checks in order to protect themselves.
ITIC recently represented a shipbroker accused by an owner of a breach of warranty of authority in a dispute arising under a non-performing CoA.
ITIC has recently reported a dispute in which a shipping agent in Australia was held liable to its shipowner principal for excessive charges demanded by a contractor for the disposal of dunnage and other materials related to the packing of cargo.
International Transport Intermediaries Club has warned ship agents about the re-emergence of a scam whereby they are being used by people-smugglers to cover the movement of illegal migrants.
ITIC has highlighted the costly consequences of a shipping pool manager’s failure to accurately describe a tanker, leading to a substantial claim by charterers.
ITIC has reimbursed a marine surveyor accused of negligence by the owner of a ferry which sustained significant machinery damage while being towed to a shipyard.
ITIC and ASG have launched a new surveyors’ indemnity wording designed to address the imbalance between owners’ and surveyors’ responsibilities.
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) says the misreading of tariffs in shipping documentation is a common cause of costly claims.
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) says it continues to deal on a regular basis with claims resulting from errors by agents involving transhipment cargoes.