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By: George | December 14, 2019

As a local P&I correspondent GEOMAR successfully assisted to West of England P&I Club member to execute a maritime lien on cargo due to unpaid freight.

In accordance with Maritime Code of Georgia shipowner has rights to execute a Maritime Lien on cargo and detain cargo for 72 hours which gives further time to obtain arrest of cargo via Courts and secure own interest during arbitrage process.

Considering above, cargo has been discharged and afterwards detained which gave to members ability not to keep vessel idle at port, but to fix vessel for next voyage. Within short period of time, members received full compensation which already included unpaid freights, correspondnets & legal costs and related dememmurages.


By: George | December 10, 2019

On December 3-4, GEOMAR Co.Ltd. participated P&I ASIA correspondents seminar in Singapore. This is was a first Asian Seminar for P&I Club correspondents organised by the International Group of P&I Clubs on behalf of its members.

Seminar covered following topics:

The role of the International Group of P&I Clubs, Current people risks issues in Asia, Mental Wellness at Sea, Load Port Surveying in Asia, Carriage of foodstuffs in Asia, Rules & Practical considerations for world-wide exporters of goods and services to China, Claims arising from Pollution of Fish Farms, Investigating Fixed Object Damage, Main challenges associated with salvage and towage in remote locations, Salvage challenges and the effectiveness of outreach with authorities in the correspondents' respective jurisdictions, P&IQ & Guidelines for Correspondents.

Seminar speakers were from industry leading associations and clubs:

  • Paul Jennings CEO | Chairman North of England P&I Club | International Group of P&I Clubs
  • Garry Stevens | Associate Director | IG Correspondents Subcommittee | London P&I Club | Chairman
  • Nick Shaw | CEO | International Group of P&I Clubs
  • Captain Anuj Velankar | Senior Loss Prevention Adviser (Singapore) | The UK P&I Club 
  • Julia Ju | Head of P&I Claims (Hong Kong) | The Swedish Club
  • Toby Abaya | Medical Director | Health Metrics, Inc
  • Derek Birch | Fleet Manager Claims | Britannia P&I Club
  • Andy Glen | Director, Loss Prevention (Singapore) | North of England P&I Club

  • Christopher Ellyatt | Consultant, Food & Agricultural Commodities | CWA International §  Yafeng Sun | Partner | Wikborg Rein 
  • Shang Doe Shim | Deputy Regional Claims Director | The Standard Club Asia Ltd 
  • Karen Purnell | Managing Director | ITOPF Ltd
  •  Rene Angelo Macahig | Consultant Scientist | Andrew Moore & Associates 
  • Wei Yang Tan | Consultant Civil Engineer | LOC Group 
  • Tetsu Morita | Team Leader | Japan P&I Club §  Kunal Pathak | Loss Prevention Manager, Asia | Gard P&I Club 
  • Xinyi Yao | Claims Manager | Huatai Insurance Agency & Consultant Service Ltd, Shanghai Branch
  • Neil Gibbons | Correspondent & Communications Manager | Steamship Mutual

By: George | November 22, 2019

GEOMAR Co.Ltd. acting as P&I Correspondents took active part in investigation of the detention of liner vessel by Coast Guard due to violation of port regulations. Particularly, for the violation procedure of obtaining permissions for Rescue Boat drills purpose as per SOLAS requirements.

In a result of active actions taken during investigation and timely represented evidences, vessel has been promptly released from detention and shipowner avoided administrative fine in amount of 50 000 GEL (17 000USD).

For more detailed information about the risks, legal aspects and recommendations to avoid risks, please see link to our latest related Loss Prevention Publication.

See LP publication.

Category: Loss Prevention 

Tags: Fines 

By: George | November 01, 2019

On October 25, GEOMAR Co.Ltd. participated seminar "Container carriages. Challenges" orginized by Interlegal, jointly with the German logistic holding company HHLA and Maersk Line.

For more details see link : Interlegal News

Category: Activities 

Tags: Business Forum, Seminar 

By: George | June 24, 2019

On June 14, 2019 EU -Georgia Business Council organized Regional Business Forum in Bratislava, titled “Doing Business in Georgia”. 

Representatives of more than 80 Slovak, Austrian, Polish, Czech and Georgian companies participated in the business forum, mainly from the following sectors – Free Industrial Zone, Banks, Transport Transportation and Logistics, Construction, Energy, Tourism, Agriculture and Business Consulting.

The forum was followed by the economic photo exhibition and B2B meetings, in order to discuss future cooperation between the interested companies.

EUGBC organized the following Business Forum in cooperation with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Georgian Embassies in Slovakia and Austria, Slovak Chamber of Commerce, Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) and with the Agency “Enterprise in Georgia”. More..


Category: Activities 

Tags: Business Forum