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Update on recent developments in the Shipping Industry

For an update on recent developments in the Shipping Industry, click here to listen to our recent webinar. During the webinar, we cover some of the key shipping cases in the last 6 months. We also take a look at electronic bills of lading including how they work, common benefits and pitfalls, as well as … Continue Reading

Culpability and Clause 8(d) of the Inter-Club Agreement – The Yangtze Xing Hua

TRANSGRAIN SHIPPING (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD v YANGTZE NAVIGATION (HONG KONG) CO LTD [2016] EWHC 3132 This was an appeal from an LMAA arbitration award, considering the true construction of clause 8(d) of the Inter-Club Agreement 1996 (“ICA”); specifically, whether the meaning of the term “act” in the phrase “act or neglect” should be restricted to … Continue Reading

Tribunal considers issues of shipment and authorised bills of lading in the context of an ICA claim

London Arbitration 3/13 The vessel was chartered on the NYPE 1996 form, which incorporated the Inter Club Agreement (ICA). Following discharge of a cargo of bagged wheat flour, cargo interests alleged that the cargo was damaged and in part shortlanded, and claimed against Charterers for US$187,000.60. US$134,222.54, i.e. 72%, of the claim related to short … Continue Reading

The “Genius Star 1” : conflicting time bar provisions and the Inter-Club Agreement

The recent decision of the Commercial Court in the “Genius Star 1” [2011] EWHC 3083 confirms that where there are multiple and conflicting time bar provisions in a charterparty, the Inter-Club Agreement (“ICA”) two-year limitation will prevail.  The judge placed weight on the provision in clause (2) of the ICA 1996 that “the terms of … Continue Reading
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