Shipping and Commodities Brief
Welcome to the latest edition of Shipping and Commodities Brief.
This year has seen two landmark Supreme Court decisions:
• Versloot Dredging abolished insurers’ remedy of forfeiture where an insured gilds the lily to improve the speed of claims settlement.
• Res Cogitans exposes shipowners to the risk of double jeopardy on bunker supplier insolvency.
As always, we hope you enjoy reading this edition and welcome your feedback.
In this issue
- Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010: implications for marine insurers
- Bills of lading: “Hague Rules as enacted” can mean the Hague-Visby Rules
- Charterparty: limited meaning of ‘agent’ in off-hire provision
- Detention perils: broad application of infringement of customs regulations exclusion
- Hull insurance: SCOPIC and past expenses count towards constructive total loss