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Stink bugs
21
May
2019

Countries such as Australia and New Zealand are determined to keep stink bugs out and are therefore taking a hardline approach to ensuring that these dangerous pests do not infiltrate their borders.

Arbitration
16
Apr
2019

Charterparties contain a variety of arbitration clauses which identify where and how parties wish their disagreements to be resolved.

18
Mar
2019

A recent arbitration decision considered a good weather clause which included two descriptions of wave height, causing the charterers and the owners to take opposing views.

Brexit Authorised Economic Operator
1
Mar
2019

With Brexit on the horizon, there is now a big push at Government level to encourage UK companies to apply for Authorised Economic Operator status.

Charterers liability for cargo claims
19
Feb
2019

A recent London arbitration decision has looked at how a receiver’s claim for the diminution in the value of a cargo, which arose solely because of the delay by a ship caused by the owners of the vessel, should be interpreted against the backdrop of the Inter-Club Agreement (ICA) wording.

No deal brexit
4
Feb
2019

One area where there may need to be a change of tactics and approach in the event of a no deal Brexit, relates to the enforceability of UK court judgements in countries which are part of the EU.

Demurrage claims
15
Jan
2019

In a recent marine case, the court was asked to decide whether a company, which had not been named as a contracting party in a sale contract, could be held responsible for demurrage and other claims worth USD18 million.

Fire container ship
6
Nov
2018

Following a major fire and tragic loss of life on one of its newest vessels, Maersk’s new stowage principles for dangerous cargoes have potential to make container shipping safer.

“About “ tolerances, currents and speed claims
8
Oct
2018

A recent London arbitration decision has examined a number of issues which crop up fairly regularly when dealing with speed and consumption disputes.

Carriage of goods by sea
13
Sep
2018

A useful summary of the principles of being an agent and the functions of a bill of lading has been provided by the Cypriot Supreme Court in the recent decision of Associated Agencies Limited v Roha Premium Potato Limited.