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Hull cleaning
9
Jul
2019

Hull cleaning clauses produce a variety of disputes between owners and charterers, which often involve disagreements over the construction of the agreed clause.

Norgrain 89 Form
14
Jun
2019

An arbitration tribunal in London has recently looked at the inter-reaction between a valid notice of readiness “NOR” and the right to cancel the charterparty when problems occur.

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.