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Charterers held to have lost right to cancel where revised loadport orders given
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 5 2015

The charter, on BPVOY3 form, provided that subject to the provisions of clause 24, the vessel would proceed to “12 safe port(s) Black Sea excl


Court of Appeal holds standard clause in bills of lading to be exclusive English jurisdiction clause
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 29 2015

The Appellant Freight Forwarder commenced actions in China under 70 bills of lading, which incorporated the Respondent’s standard clauses. Clause 23


Is payment of time charter hire a condition? “The Astra” re-considered
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 26 2015

In Kuwait Rocks Co v AMB Bulkcarriers Inc (The Astra) (as reported in a previous post), the court determined that the obligation to make punctual


Loss of cargo due to piracy held not to be an “in-transit loss”
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 5 2015

The subject vessel was chartered to carry a cargo of oil from Abidjan, Ivory Coast to Lagos, Nigeria. Clause 46 of the charter (on an amended BPVOY3


Court considers the documents required to be supplied in support of a demurrage claim under BPVOY4
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 2 2015

Owners and Charterers had entered into a voyage charter on the BPVOY4 form. The charter contained the following provisions: Clause 19.7.1: demurrage


What is your broker up to? Broker found to have authority to enter into a fixture and guarantee
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 27 2015

After extensive negotiations, London brokers fixed a 10-year charterparty on behalf of their principals, the Charterers. The Charterers were named as


Owners’ demurrage claim succeeds where Charterers fail to bring themselves within a force majeure clause
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 16 2015

A vessel was chartered for one voyage from “1-2 load berth chop always afloat Santander” to a port in the UK. Charterers ordered the vessel to load


High Court rules on inconsistency in charterparty arbitration clauses and applicable curial law
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 16 2015

The Respondent Owners chartered their vessel to the Claimant Charterers by a fixture note, clause 23 of which stated, “ARBITRATION: ARBITRATION TO BE


Owners held not liable under charterparties signed by manager in breach of implied warranty of authority
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 30 2015

The claimant had chartered four vessels, the charterparties for which had been signed by the vessels’ commercial manager. Each charterparty contained


“Ocean Victory” Court of Appeal decision
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 30 2015

In Gard Marine & Energy Ltd v China National Chartering Co Ltd (Rev 1) 2015 EWCA Civ 16, the Appellant sub-charterers appealed the 2013 judgment of