20/21 March 2024

Vehicle Carrier Safety Forum common guidance on the presentation and loading of vehicles
- Skuld
- Gard
- The Swedish Club

12 March 2024 Gard: Soya bean export season is peaking - prepare for claims
7 March 2024 Skuld: Case study: Dangers of coal cargo
  The Swedish Club: Cargo advice factsheets
18 January 2024 Gard: Carbon capture: Risks and opportunities
9 November 2023 Gard: The risk of EV battery fires should not be downplayed
7 November 2023 The Swedish Club: Successfully navigating the transporting grains and soya beans 
13 September 2023 The Swedish Club: Cargo advice - Flighted Spongy Moth Complex
24 August 2023 Skuld: Banana claims
14 August 2023 The Swedish Club: Bulker focus: Carriage of grains and soya beans
28 June 2023 Skuld: Handling of cargo samples
19 April 2023 Skuld: Guidelines on carriage of lithium-ion batteries in containers
18 April 2023 Skuld: A vessel's preparation before crude oil loading
30 March 2023 Gard: Lithium-ion battery fires in containers - industry guidance
16 February 2023 Gard: Safe handling and carriage of scrap metal in bulk
19 December 2022 Skuld: Hot work on board - Fire in cargo holds
17 November 2022 Gard: Beware of the danger of in-transit fumigation
6 September 2022 Alandia: Steel cargo: reduce the occurence of damage
23 August 2022 Skuld: Practice guidance for shipment of project and equipment cargoes
24 March 2022 Gard: Argentina - determining the cargo quantity for bulk cargoes - are shore figures mandatory?
24 February 2022 Gard: Export season for Brazilian soya beans is underway - reminder for the recommended precautions
16 February 2022 The Swedish Club: Grain and oilseed cargoes
8 February 2022 Skuld: Indonesia: Coal export ban
27 January 2022 Gard: The purpose and limitations of Steel Nitrate Testing
30 November 2021 Skuld: Hot tips for soybeans bound for China
3 November 2021 Gard: Clearing of shore pipelines - a final step in cargo loading operations
29 October 2021 The Swedish Club: Cargo in focus: Petroleum products
21 September 2021 The Swedish Club: Refrigerated cargoes
5 August 2021 Gard: Soya bean claims in China - Wang Jing reports a positive outcome in appellate decision
28 June 2021 Skuld: Shipment of project cargo and equipment cargoes
8 June 2021 The Swedish Club: Cargo in focus: Soya beans
3 June 2021 Gard:
- Soybean claims again on the rise 
- Do not depart port without knowing the final cargo weight distribution
1 April 2021 Gard: The Tai Prize - Court of Appeal reaffirms Master's duty to independently record the order and condition of cargo
29 March 2021 Gard: Soya bean damage claims - the legal landscape
18 March 2021 Gard: Discharging soyabeans in China
10 March 2021 Gard: Masters' checklist for loading and carriage of soya beans
4 March 2021 Gard: Microbiological instability in soya bean cargoes
16 December 2020 Gard: Loading soya beans in Brazil
3 August 2020 Skuld: Inter-Club Agreement - validity of written notification
24 July 2020 Gard: The importance of manifold and first foot samples at load ports
23 July 2020 Gard: An expert's view on the carriage of soya beans cargo from Brazil to China
22 June 2020 Updated industry guidelines on the carriage of seed cake in containers:
- Skuld
- Gard
- The Swedish Club
12 June 2020 Gard: Crude and water
4 February 2020 Gard: Ventilation records - a defence against expensive cargo claims
30 January 2020 Skuld: Guidelines for the carriage of seed cake in containers
9 October 2019 Skuld: Sampling of liquid cargoes
20 August 2019 Gard: Can cargo vapours contaminate the full cargo parcel?
2 May 2019 Skuld: Wood pellets and risk of fire
27 March 2019 Gard: Volcafe: the UK Supreme Court rules on the burden of proof in cargo claims
15 February 2019 Gard: Misdelivery of coal shipments in India
11 January 2019 Skuld: Carriage of Divinylbenzene (DVB) in containers
26 July 2018 Skuld: West Africa - Cargo fines
3 May 2018 The Swedish Club: Wet damage on bulk carriers
12 April 2018 Gard: Liquid cargo sampling
21 March 2018 Gard: Tackling cargo misdeclaration - a first line of defence against container fires
8 March 2018 Skuld: Crude and water - Far East discharge ports - a case study
15 January 2018 Guidelines for the carriage of Calcium Hypochloride in Containers
- The Swedish Club
27 November 2017 Gard: Bulk cargoes to/from Argentina
3 November 2017 Gard: Carriage of hides and skins in containers
October 2017 The Swedish Club: Fire! A guide to the causes and prevention of cargo fires
11 October 2017 Skuld: Guidelines for the carriage of charcoal and carbon in containers
September 2017 Alandia: Guidelines - damage to steel cargo
26 September 2017 Gard: The impact of extreme weather on contracts of carriage
8 August 2017 Gard: Guidelines on carrying cargo in non-operating reefer containers
12 July 2017 Gard: Soya bean claims due to self-heating on the rise in China
May 2017 The Swedish Club: Dealing with the issue of ship shore discrepancies
21 April 2017 Skuld: Brazil & Argentina: Soybeans with high moisture content
6 January 2017 Gard: Carriage of palm kernel shells
26 October 2016 Gard: Heat damage in soya bean cargoes - the importance of inspections
29 September 2016 Gard: Egypt reinstates the 0.05 per cent tolerance level for ergot in wheat
14 September 2016 Gard: Egypt enforces zero-tolerance for ergot in wheat
11 July 2016 Gard: Shortages of bulk cargo in Vietnamese ports
30 June 2016 Gard: Carriage of castor metal
27 April 2016 Gard: Loading a packed container without a verified weight to be a violation of SOLAS
4 March 2016 Gard: Guidance on Freight Containers
12 February 2016 Gard: Transport of coiled materials in containers
3 February 2016 Gard: Wave of DDGS discoloration claims in China
29 January 2016 Gard: Brazil - new regulations covering wood packing material
26 January 2016 Gard: Panama Canal - deck cooling during transit
9 November 2015 Gard: Loading of coal cargoes
14 September 2015 Gard: Fire risk associated with Charcoal loaded at Walvis Bay, Namibia
24 July 2015 Gard: Iron ore shortage claims in China
27 March 2015 Gard: Third party requests for verification of bills of lading and other shipping documents
4 June 2014 Gard: Organically grown food cargoes carried in bulk
15 April 2014 Gard: Guidance: SOLAS prohibition of the blending of liqid bulk cargoes and production processes during sea voyages
26 February 2014 Gard: 
Blending of bulk liquid cargoes prohibited
Shipowners' responsibility for cargo operations
2013 Alandia: Guidelines - damage to cargo
16 April 2013 Gard: Paper loss claims in Tunisia and Algeria
2013 The Swedish Club: Wet damage to cargo
8 November 2011 Gard: Fumigation of cargo on board ships: the invisible killer