Tag Archives: Voyage Charter

The Approach Voyage

The Pacific Voyager [2017] EWHC 2579 is a Commercial Court decision about which a number of articles have been written over the last week. It considers the often neglected approach voyage;  identifying the moment when the duty to proceed with utmost despatch to the loadport arises under a voyage charter; and whether that obligation is … Continue Reading

Court of Appeal considers issues relating to Oil Major Approvals

The Court of Appeal’s judgment in Transpetrol Maritime Services Limited v SJB (Marine Energy) BV (the “Rowan”) [2012] EWCA Civ 198 is interesting in two respects: 1. It considered the meaning of clause 18 of the Vitol terms, which provides under the heading “Oil Company Approvals Clauses” that “Owner warrants that the Vessel is approved … Continue Reading

Do you know who you are contracting with? The Commercial Court’s decision in TTMI Sarl v Statoil ASA [2011] EWHC 1150 (Comm)

In TTMI Sarl v Statoil ASA [2011] EWHC 1150 (Comm), the Court was required to consider whether the Defendant Voyage Charterers had contracted with the Claimant Disponent Owners, or with the Claimant’s parent company. In the fixture recap which fixed the terms of the charterparty, the shipbrokers had mistakenly named the Claimant’s parent company, rather … Continue Reading
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