Shipping E-Brief September 2020
Featured news & insights
Insights / Court considers scope and effect of demurrage clause
16-09-2020 / Maritime
K Line Pte Ltd v. Priminds Shipping (HK) Co Ltd (Eternal Bliss)  EWHC 2373 (Comm)
Insights / The dangers of overlooking a bareboat charter in the charterparty chain
13-07-2020 / Maritime
This decision provides guidance on the circumstances in which the Court will grant a retrospective extension of time for commencing arbitration proceedings.
Insights / Charterparty hire adjustment terms upheld despite apparent commercial illogicality
27-07-2020 / Maritime
Altera Voyageur Production Limited v. Premier Oil E&P UK Ltd (Voyageur Spirit)  EWHC 1891 (Comm)
Insights / Misleading impression as to identity of carrier justifies time extension for misdelivery claim
29-07-2020 / Maritime
The Court has granted a time extension for commencing arbitration proceedings in a misdelivery claim in circumstances in which the correspondence between the Claimant and the ship interests’ lawyers resulted in a misleading impression as to the true identity of the carrier under the bills of lading.
Insights / Court finds marina can limit liability
10-07-2020 / Maritime
The Admiralty Court has held that the owners of a marina could limit their liability for damage to property, including vessels, pursuant to s.191 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995.
Insights / Court declines to imply delivery and discharge terms into contract of carriage
08-09-2020 / Maritime
Sea Master Shipping Inc v. (1) Arab Bank (Switzerland) Limited and (2) Yousef Freiha & Sons SAL (Sea Master)  EWHC 2030 (Comm)
Insights / Court dismisses challenge to award on grounds of procedural unfairness
10-09-2020 / Maritime
This case involved an unsuccessful appeal to the Court, where charterers contended that there was serious irregularity in the way that the sole arbitrator had dealt with two issues in the underlying arbitration, which had caused them substantial injustice.
Insights / UK steps up sanctions regime and shipping must navigate carefully
23-09-2020 / Maritime
Following the UK’s departure from the EU, there have been some recent developments with regard to the approach of the UK to sanctions, including the issuance of guidance to the shipping industry on financial sanctions. We summarise some of these recent developments below.
Insights / Domicile and issues of taxation
Taxation is complicated at the best of times but for many people in the shipping industry who often work in a country other than the one where they were born or grew up, there are invariably added cross border complications.