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Electronic Bills of Lading
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Global, United Kingdom
  • January 14 2016

With the inclusion of an electronic bills of lading clause in the latest iteration of the NYPE form, as well as the International Group of P&I Clubs'


Electronic Bills of Lading: Another step forward!
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 11 2016

Electronic trading systems (‘ETS’’) are online platforms by which electronic bills of lading (‘e-bills’) can be created and traded. It is crucial to


Court of Appeal finds that ship owner “got what it agreed to pay for”
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 23 2015

In a decision which has wide reaching implications for ship owners, the Court of Appeal yesterday upheld the decision of the Commercial Court


A timely lesson: understanding how a sale contract dispute may have serious financial consequences beyond that contract alone
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 17 2015

In the recent case of Sang Stone Hamoon Jonoub Co Ltd v Baoyue Shipping Co Ltd (2015 EWHC 2288 (Comm)), Mr Justice Males provided direction on the


Cargo owner has no claim for conversion where a shipper has discharged cargo into storage due to cargo owner’s failure to present a bill of lading
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 11 2015

The dispute related to a cargo of iron ore carried from Iran to China by the Defendant Shipper. The bill of lading had been issued “to order”, with


When is a "contract for the sale of goods" not a contract of sale of goods?
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 31 2015

A recent decision in the English Commercial Court has potentially significant ramifications for the shipping and trading industry. This decision will


“At the expenses and risk of Charterers” what does this mean?
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 8 2015

The decision of Mr. Justice Flaux in (1) Societe de Distribution de Toutes Merchandises en Cote D'Ivoire trading as "SDTM-CI" (2) Kouma Assitan (3


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