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Marine and logistics report 2023: trends and future risks
In this report, we examine the priority topics that insurers in the marine and logistics sectors need to consider to ensure business resilience.
Marine Brief: latest decisions February 2023
In this briefing, we consider some recent decisions covering limitation for economic damage to cargo under the Hague Visby Rules, the use of anti-suit injunctions to overturn a non-English court judgment, and limitation of liability under the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims 1976.
Case review 11/11/2022
Time Bars under the Hague-Visby Rules and misdelivery by a carrier after discharge
The Commercial Court considered an arbitration tribunal decision that found that the time bar in Article III rule (6) of the Hague Visby Rules (HVR) does apply to misdelivery claims after the discharge of cargo.
Marine Brief: latest decisions July 2022
In this briefing, we consider some recent decisions covering wilful misconduct under the CMR, apportionment of liability under the Collision Regulations, the construction and scope of indemnity cover of mortgagee's interest insurance policies and the power of a ship’s master to arrest or confine a person on a ship at common law.
Case review 07/07/2022
Admiralty court apportions liability under Collision Regulations’ crossing rules
The Admiralty court handed down judgment on 20 May 2022 in Wilforce LLC v Ratu Shipping Co.SA in which it considered the scope and application of the Collison Regulations’ crossing rules and where they should, or should not, be overridden.
Marine Brief: latest decisions February 2022
In this briefing, we consider some recent decisions addressing issues including who is the operator of a vessel, general damages and demurrage, and passage planning and unseaworthiness.
Case review 23/12/2021
STEMA BARGE II: Court of Appeal provides clarification as to who is the ‘operator’ of a vessel
In this case, the Admiralty Court provides helpful clarification as to who should be considered an ‘operator’ for the purposes of limitation.
Marine Brief: latest decisions November 2021
In this briefing, we consider some recent decisions addressing issues including sanctions clauses in LOUs, appropriate time zones when calculating demurrage notice periods and safe navigation duties for ports and ship owners.
Marine Brief: latest decisions March 2021
In this briefing, we consider some recent, global decisions addressing issues including: the application of the Collision Regulations; a Master’s responsibilities when presented with a draft bill of lading; a statutory moratorium’s effect on in rem writs in Singapore; the general average position when insurance provisions are contained in the contract of carriage; and the interpretation of letters of undertaking wordings.
Marine Brief: latest decisions November 2020
In this briefing, we consider some recent, global decisions addressing issues including: multiple collision liability; the correct defendant when vessel ownership has changed; charterers’ liability for additional heads of loss; service by email on an unattended vessel; and a representative action application in Hong Kong.