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Shipping law disputes

Resolving disputes and claims can be challenging, time consuming and costly, which is why our highly experienced team is on hand to offer help, advice and support concerning international shipping law.

As a member of www.shiparrested.com, a group of international shipping lawyers, we regularly advise managers, charterers, operators and owners on disputes that arise under all forms of charterparties (time or voyage or COAs). We’re able to provide expert advice on multi-jurisdictional issues such as arrest, liens on cargo and bunkers, local court proceedings and enforcement options.

Here’s what we specialise in:

Charterparty claims:

  • Delivery and withdrawal claims
  • Recovery of hire and off hire claims
  • Exercising liens
  • Bunker off-specification claims
  • Crane breakdown claims
  • Collision claims
  • Pilotage claims
  • Cargo damage claims
  • Cargo contamination claims
  • Laytime, demurrage and detention disputes
  • Ice claims
  • Recovery actions in arbitration and court

Bills of lading claims:

  • Issues over liens
  • Issues over ownership and possession of cargo
  • Cargo claims with particular emphasis on the Hague/Hague Visby and Hamburg Rules regimes
  • Contractual and tortious rights of cargo receivers under bills of lading
  • Time bar issues
  • Multi-jurisdictional recovery issues including title to sue / time bars

If you find yourself dealing with bills of lading, whether they are liner operators, receivers or shippers, our full business service can help and advise you. In addition, you’re welcome to attend our regular presentations on charterparty and bills of lading claims.

Latest News & Blogs

Approach voyages
Feb
2018

In a recent case, the English Court was asked to consider the nature of the obligations on the owners of the vessel on an approach voyage, when the charterparty did not include any ETA dates for the ship for the delivery port, but did include a cancelling date.

Containers coffee
Jan
2018

A legal dispute concerning a cargo of Columbian green coffee beans, which were carried in 20 unventilated containers to Germany, has made its way up to the Court of Appeal.

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