Shipowners face a growing cyber threat to their electronic systems both ashore and afloat as well as regulatory pressure to enhance their cyber resilience. West are here to help by with a comprehensive solution provided by our strategic partner, leading cyber specialist Astaara.
The shipping industry faces a major challenge in complying with the global 0.5% sulphur cap for bunker fuel under MARPOL Annex VI as from 1 January 2020. This webpage provides resources from the Club and elsewhere to help guide Members in meeting those obligations.
The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (“MLC”) entered into force on 20 August 2013, following ratification by thirty states representing at least 33% of the world’s gross tonnage. This webpage is intended to provide Members with information on the Convention and how the Club is supporting them in complying with its requirements.
In September 2020, West launched it’s long-term charity program and made commitments of financial support to three select charities (National Oceanography Centre, Sailors’ Society and Blue Marine). We worked closely with each of them to initiate activities and projects that would make a real difference.
Notices to Members
Notices to Members 24 Sep, 2021No.8 2021/2022 - Paperless Trading Electronic Trading Systems Update to E-TITLE
Paperless Trading Electronic Trading Systems Update to E-TITLE - Change of Ownership and approval of Corda eBL as replacement of E-TITLE. Members are referred to Notice to Members No.11 2015/2016 dated October 2015.Tony PaulsonCorporate Director
Notices to Members 14 Sep, 2021No.7 2021/2022 - Sierra Leone - Carriage of Iron Ore Fines Cargoes - Liquefaction Risk
Members are referred to previous circulars and the risks arising from the carriage of mineral ores from certain jurisdictions, including possible liquefaction of such cargoes and the lack of a regulatory oversight at the loading ports.Dean CrossleyLoss Prevention Manager
Notices to Members 12 Aug, 2021No.6 2021/2022 - Carriage of Containers on Dry Bulk Carrier
The container shipping markets and trades have recently seen an unprecedented demand for container vessels. However, due to the growing pressure on container slot availability with demand exceeding the current supply on container vessels on specific routes, exporters are looking at alternative vessels to fulfil carriage commitments.Simon ParrottUnderwriting Director