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Deck Cargo and the Hague-Visby Rules

This recent decision deals with an issue of whether the Hague-Visby Rules applied to a carriage contract in circumstances where the cargo was carried…

Phil James
Phil James Partner

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Voyage charters and demurrage: interpreting strike exceptions

In a berth charter, can a laytime exclusion – here a strike preventing loading or discharging – rescue charterers from a demurrage claim?

Michael Burns
Mike Burns Partner

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BIFA Terms revisited: time bar and set off

This case reinforces the market understanding that the BIFA 9 month time limitation, and prohibition of setting off against charges, are reasonable.

Michael Burns
Mike Burns Partner

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Charterparty damages: Owners’ claim for wasted expenses fails

A number of cases have reached the courts regarding the approach to assessing damages arising out of early re-delivery and premature charter…

Michael Burns
Mike Burns Partner

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The last chance saloon: hire default and anti technicality notices

Charter termination and withdrawal has been a feature of the shipping landscape since the 2008 market slump.

Michael Burns
Mike Burns Partner

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Port or berth charter - who pays for delay?

As between owners and charterers, who is responsible for delay in loading a vessel following its arrival at the load port?

Phil James
Phil James Partner

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