An article by Edward Yang Liu, Legal Assistant at Reed Smith Richards Butler in Hong Kong, commenting on Isabella Shipowner SA v Shangang Shipping Co Ltd (The “Aquafaith”) (2012) EWHC 1077 (Comm) has been published in Shipping and Trade Law.

The article considers the issues examined by the court, in particular whether Owners could refuse to accept the early redelivery of the vessel if Charterers announced their intention to repudiate the contract, or whether Owners were limited to suing for damages. The article also reviews the case law on repudiation.

A full copy of the article is available in the July/August edition of Shipping and Trade Law and through i-law.