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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.

7
Sep
2018

The world’s media continues to highlight the frequency with which cyber-attacks take place on the transport and supply chain.

Demurrage
10
Aug
2018

A recent judgment handed down by the Commercial Court in London, has raised an interesting question over a Banks exposure to claims, when they become the holder of an original bill of lading.

Cargo liens
19
Jul
2018

On the face of it, the right of a freight forwarder to exercise a lien for unpaid bills should be a relatively simple affair. Unfortunately, the complexities of modern supply chains can often throw up challenging situations, in which those rights need to be carefully weighed up, before deciding whether to exercise a lien over goods.

Misdelivery claims
5
Jul
2018

In a hotly contested battle between the owners of an oil product tanker and cargo owners, the English court has recently expressed its view on what time bar should apply to a misdelivery claim, where that cargo has been carried under a bill of lading, which incorporates the Hague Rules.

Apportionment of liability under the Inter-Club Agreement
11
Jun
2018

In a recent appeal from an arbitration decision, the English Court was asked to consider the apportionment of liability, under the Inter-Club Agreemen­­t, in respect of a cargo claim arising from the handling of cargo.

Cyber-attacks
29
May
2018

As the threat of malicious cyber attacks increases, ship owners are facing greater responsibilities to ensure that their risk management systems are resilient.

15
May
2018

A recent London arbitration decision 13/18, has looked at the how discounts and rebates on war insurance premiums interplay with the amounts that are required to be paid by charterers.