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Shipping E-Brief July 2020

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News / Court construes International Group’s standard LOI wording in context of charterparty chain

10-06-2020 / Maritime

Trafigura v. Clearlake and Clearlake v. Petrobras (Miracle Hope) [2020] EWHC 995 (Comm)

Court construes International Group’s standard LOI wording in context of charterparty chain

News / Court finds ship operator can limit liability

01-06-2020 / Maritime

(1) Splitt Chartering APS (2) Stema Shipping A/S (3) Maibau Baustoffhandel GmbH (4) Stema Shipping (UK) Limited (Claimant) v. (1) Saga Shipholding Norway AS (2) RTE Reseau De Transport D’Electricitie SA and others (Stema Barge II) [2020] EWHC 1294 (Admlty)

Court finds ship operator can limit liability

Insights / The limited fiduciary duties of intermediary brokers

06-07-2020 / Maritime

In this case, negotiations for the chartering of two vessels took place via a number of brokers.

The limited fiduciary duties of intermediary brokers

Insights / When is a shipper not a shipper?

24-06-2020 / Maritime

A party named as the shipper in a bill of lading has successfully argued that it was not the shipper under the contract of carriage and that its inclusion in the bill of lading was a mistake.

When is a shipper not a shipper?

Insights / Court asserts its jurisdiction in marine insurance dispute

29-06-2020 / Maritime

In an insurance coverage dispute, the English Commercial Court has held that the insurers had much the better of the argument that the policies in question incorporated an exclusive English Court jurisdiction clause.

Court asserts its jurisdiction in marine insurance dispute

News / No extensions of time for delivery in shipbuilding contracts for buyer-induced delay

07-05-2020 / Maritime

Jiangsu Guoxin Corporation Ltd (formerly known as Sainty Marine Corporation Ltd) v. Precious Shipping Public Co. Ltd [2020] EWHC 1030 (Comm) This recent judgment reinforces some important points concerning the prevention principle, notice requirements for time extensions, and the effect of design modifications and non-payment of instalments under an amended SAJ form. The Court found, on an appeal from an arbitration award, that neither the prevention principle applied nor would the yard be entitled to extensions of time for buyer-induced delays where it had failed to serve appropriate notices or exercise other relevant contractual provisions.

No extensions of time for delivery in shipbuilding contracts for buyer-induced delay

News / Court grants anti-suit injunction in misdelivery claim

08-06-2020 / Maritime

Times Trading Corporation v. National Bank of Fujairah (Dubai Branch) (MV Archagelos Gabriel) [2020] EWHC 1078 (Comm)

Court grants anti-suit injunction in misdelivery claim

Insights / New UK restructuring tool: a potential game changer for the maritime sector

30-06-2020 / Maritime

With some signs of cautious optimism mounting that the shipping industry may have weathered the worst of the challenges posed by the pandemic, companies will need to start considering their restructuring options to ensure that they remain competitive in an uncertain recessionary trading environment.  

New UK restructuring tool: a potential game changer for the maritime sector