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implications of brexit logistics shipping
14
Feb
2017

LA Marine is hosting a joint seminar with Coleman Insurance Brokers on 22 February 2017 from 16.00 at their office in Bournemouth; “The Implications of Brexit on your Import and Export Business”.

Discharging cargo without production of Bills of Lading
6
Feb
2017

In Oldendorff GmbH & Co KG v. Sea powerful II Special Maritime Enterprises (The “Zagora”) [2016] EWHC 3212, the Commercial Court considered where liability lay arising from the discharge of cargo to a nominated agent without the production of bills of lading.

disembarkation complete
31
Jan
2017

In the case of Collins v Lawrence, His Honour Judge Simpkiss provides helpful analysis and guidance clarifying when a passenger can be deemed to have ‘disembarked’.

London Arbitration 1/17 pumping warranties
20
Jan
2017

A recent London arbitration has examined the pumping warranty in an amended London Molasses form, version 2 – for the carriage of a cargo of molasses.

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20
Dec
2016

In Transgrain Shipping (Singapore) PTE Ltd v Yangtze Navigation (Hong Kong) Ltd 2016 the English Court were asked to consider an appeal of an arbitration award which focused on one element of the Inter Club Agreement.

Carriage of goods cmr conventions
19
Dec
2016

The CMR Convention 1956 is a legal framework facilitating and governing the transport of goods by road. The Convention contains provisions regarding jurisdiction, limitation of liability and time bars for claims

the-burden-of-proof
13
Dec
2016

The question of who bears the burden of proof when handling cargo claims is an important one. Francisco Gozálvez revisits this topic as The English Court of Appeal in the case of Volcafe Ltd and Others v Compania Sud Americana de Vapores SA [2016] EWCA Civ 1103 was asked to deal with this question on an Appeal.

Increases-to-limit-of--liability-for-martime-claims
1
Dec
2016

With effect from 30 November 2016, the UK is implementing increases to the limits of liability for property and personal injury claims in order to bring the UK in line with increases at international level.

Package Limitation and Bulk Cargoes
4
Nov
2016

There has always been an assumption that the package limitation under the Hague Rules does not apply when dealing with bulk cargo, but, it has been difficult to identify a reported case that which states that principle in black and white.

interview
28
Oct
2016

Walking into the legal world can be extremely daunting; there is so much to understand in such a short space of time, especially if you are the one looking to take legal action. Lester Aldridge provides a variety law expertise from family disputes to international maritime law. But what exactly is Marine Law?