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Back to formalities: recap fixture held insufficient evidence of charter contract

July 3 2019 The Tribunal of Milan recently published a judgment analysing a common occurrence in shipping matters where a contract of charter is not incorporated…

Ship arrest for unpaid bunkers following OW Bunker group collapse

October 14 2015 The OW Bunker group collapse occurred in late 2014 and continues to affect the wider shipowning community. A considerable number of physical bunker…

Tribunal confirms sea waybill is evidence of contract of carriage

January 4 2017 The Tribunal of Genoa recently issued two decisions dealing with the legal nature of sea waybills.

Sea Watch 3: can coastal states limit right of innocent passage?

January 29 2020 Can a coastal state prevent a ship from exercising the right of innocent passage into its territorial waters to access one of its ports in a maritime…

Limitation of maritime pilots' liability

January 25 2017 With Parliament's recent passage of Act 230, the long-awaited reform of the Italian legal regime regulating maritime pilots' liability has now come to…

Quiet enjoyment letters and long-term charter contracts

June 30 2021 A charterer that enters into a long-term time charter with a shipowner will expect undisturbed use and enjoyment of the vessel. However, this may…

Quiet enjoyment letters in lease financing transactions

June 2 2021 In the context of lease financing transactions, it is not uncommon for the financier (registered owner) to refinance part of the transaction by…

Limitation of shipowners' liability

May 12 2021 The concept of limitation of a shipowner's liability is well known in maritime law and is generally the same across many maritime jurisdictions…

Exercise of maritime liens on cargo to secure credits for freight and demurrages

February 24 2021 The Civitavecchia Tribunal recently considered a vessel owner's application to exercise a maritime lien on a quantity of coal carried on board the…

Supreme Court rules on defence of lack of jurisdiction due to state immunity

December 23 2020 The Supreme Court recently ruled in a case concerning the defence of lack of jurisdiction due to state immunity claimed by Rina SpA in the matter…