Akabogu & Associates


Laytime and demurrage in wet cargo trade

Nigeria - February 7 2018 For those in the business of shipping, delays can be costly. It is common practice for shipowners to charter vessels in return for freight. When

Supreme Court overrules previous case law on service outside jurisdiction

Nigeria - October 10 2018 In a watershed decision, the Supreme Court appears to have overruled itself on the question of what constitutes 'outside jurisdiction' in relation to

Maritime insurance claims: limiting insurers' liability

Nigeria - October 4 2017 A marine insurance contract is one of indemnity: the insurer agrees to indemnify the insured to an extent, in a manner agreed by both parties

Legal limits of armed guards on board ships

Nigeria - January 16 2019 Voyaging in West African waters, particularly the Gulf of Guinea, is considered dangerous and raises the question of whether shipowners are entitled

Concurrent liabilities for loss of or damage to goods in tort and contract

Nigeria - July 19 2017 Both Broadline Enterprises Ltd v Monterey Maritime Corporation and Pacers Multi-Dynamics Ltd v The MV Dancing Sister provide Supreme Court case law

Demystifying ship arrests in Nigeria

Nigeria - January 29 2020 Persons claiming against Ships should be careful to comply with the detailed procedural requirements, otherwise valid claims may be compromised by the

What do caveats have to do with ships?

Nigeria - November 6 2019 A caveat registered in the courts serves to prevent a ship's arrest by committing to pay a bond for any sum claimed against the ship which is equal to

Doing maritime business in Nigeria's $10 billion charter market

Nigeria - August 21 2019 The general Nigerian economic landscape could be seen as challenging, but its robustness and potential make it worthwhile for parties that do their

Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offences Act 2019: a review

Nigeria - July 31 2019 The president recently assented to the Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offences Bill, successfully concluding almost a decade of advocacy to

Special tariff regime proposed for vessel acquisition

Nigeria - June 5 2019 A tripartite arrangement between the Federal Ministry of Finance, the Customs Service and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency