Legal

03/11/2017

Inherent vice is a defence to a cargo claim under the Hague/Hague Visby Rules and could mean that the carrier can defend a claim by cargo receivers.

24/10/2017

An article on Force Majeure – (1) what it is; (2) force majeure clauses; (3) effect upon performance and, (4) proving force majeure.

22/09/2017

A recent London Arbitration (21/17) decided that charterers had wrongfully sought to redeliver the vessel before the end of the charter as a result of an economic hardship. There was no clause in the charterparty allowing for this and, therefore, chartere…

04/09/2017

In a recent London Arbitration decision (18/17) the Tribunal had to consider whether the owners were entitled to recover additional expenses incurred in complying with charterers’ orders to stop loading operations.

22/08/2017

This month BIMCO and ISCO (International Spill Control Organisation) have launched two new agreements which should make it easier for members to arrange for clean-up services in the event of an emergency spill incident.

25/07/2017

The English High Court recently held that a Master had not tendered a Notice of Readiness (“NOR”) within port limits. This was despite the vessel being anchored in a location directed by the Port Authority. Accordingly the NOR was invalid.

11/05/2017

The Malaysian Government is scrapping its 30-year old cabotage law between the east and west of the country from 1 June 2017.

09/05/2017

The Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) has recently opened in Dubai.

06/03/2017

The Master must exercise reasonable care and skill when signing the SOF.

20/02/2017

The online ship vetting provider, Rightship, has recently changed their predictive vetting platform. The existing ship vetting information system (SVIS) has been replaced with Qi.