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A Shipowner’s Right to Freight: The “Bulk Chile”

Posted in Bills of Lading, Case Law, Freight

In Dry Bulk Handy Holding Inc v Fayette International Holdings Ltd (The “Bulk Chile”) [2013] EWCA Civ 184, the court considered whether a shipowner is entitled to demand payment to himself of freight under his bill of lading when that contract stipulates for payment to another party, provided the shipowner makes his demand before the freight has been paid to that other party.

Thomas Steward of Stone Chambers has considered this case in a recent article, the full text of which is available here.