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DMC/SandT/17/08

England

Fulton Shipping Inc v Globalia Business Travel SAU (The “New Flamenco”)

United Kingdom Supreme Court: Neuberger, Mance, Clarke, Sumption and Hodge SCJJ: [2017] UKSC 43: 28 June 2017:[[1]]

TIME CHARTER: REPUDIATION: QUANTUM: WHETHER CREDIT TO BE GIVEN FOR CAPITAL VALUE OF VESSEL SOLD ON REPUDIATION FOR A GREATER SUM THAN VALUE ON CONTRACTUAL REDELIVERY DATE: ARBITRATION ACT 1996 SECTION 69 APPEAL


DMC/SandT/17/07

England

Gard Marine & Energy Ltd v China National Chartering Co Ltd and another/China National Chartering Co Ltd v Gard Marine & Energy Ltd and another/Daiichi Chuo Kisen Kaisha v Gard Marine & Energy Ltd and another (The “Ocean Victory”)

United Kingdom Supreme Court: Mance, Clarke, Sumption, Hodge and Toulson SCJJ: [2017] UKSC 35: 10 May 2017:[[2]]

DEMISE CHARTERPARTY: TIME CHARTERPARTY: CONTACT WITH BREAKWATER AND GROUNDING AT PORT RESULTING IN CONSTRUCTIVE TOTAL LOSS AND WRECK REMOVAL OF VESSEL: WHETHER LOSS CAUSED BY BREACH OF SAFE PORT UNDERTAKING OR BY AN ABNORMAL OCCURRENCE: WHETHER SUBROGATED RIGHTS OF HULL INSURERS AND INSURED LOSSES OF OWNERS AGAINST DEMISE CHARTERERS PRECLUDED BY DEMISE CHARTERPARTY TERMS: WHETHER TIME CHARTERERS ENTITLED TO LIMIT LIABILITY AGAINST HULL INSURERS AND OWNERS: BARECON 89 FORM: MERCHANT SHIPPING ACT 1995: CONVENTION ON LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR MARITIME CLAIMS 1976


DMC/SandT/17/06

England

Bahamas Oil Refining Company International Limited v Cape Bari Tankschiffahrts GmbH & Co KG (The “Cape Bari”)

Judicial Committee of the Privy Council: Neuberger, Mance, Clarke, Sumption and Toulson SCJJ: [2016] UKPC 20: 19 July 2016:[[3]]

CONDITIONS OF USE OF BERTH: COLLISION BETWEEN VESSEL AND BERTH: WHETHER – UNDER CONDITIONS OF USE OF BERTH - VESSEL CAN CONTRACT OUT OF OR WAIVE STATUTORY RIGHT TO LIMIT LABILITY: WHETHER UNDER CONDITIONS OF USE VESSEL DID CONTRACT OUT OF OR WAIVE RIGHT TO LIMIT: MERCHANT SHIPPING (MARITIME CLAIMS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY) ACT 1989 OF THE BAHAMAS: CONVENTION ON LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR MARITIME CLAIMS 1976


DMC/SandT/17/05

England

Oldendorff GmbH & Co KG v Sea Powerful II Special Maritime Enterprises (The “Zagora”)

English High Court (Commercial Court): Mr Justice Teare: [2016] EWHC 3212; 15 December 2016:[[4]]

LETTER OF INDEMNITY: WHETHER THE DISCHARGE PORT AGENT WAS ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE SHIPOWNERS OR THE PERSON NAMED IN THE LETTER OF INDEMNITY AS THE PERSON TO WHOM DELIVERY OF THE CARGO WAS TO BE MADE


DMC/SandT/17/04

England

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. v Cottonex Anstalt

Court of Appeal; Moore-Bick and Tomlinson LJJ, Keehan J.; [2016] EWCA Civ 789; 27 July 2016:[[5]]

CONTAINER DEMURRAGE: FRUSTRATION: REPUDIATION AND LEGITIMATE INTEREST: GOOD FAITH: PENALTIES


DMC/SandT/17/03

England

SPAR SHIPPING AS v GRAND CHINA LOGISTICS HOLDING (GROUP) CO LTD (THE “SPAR CAPELLA”, “SPAR VEGA” AND “SPAR DRACO”)

Court of Appeal; Sir Terence Etherton MR, Gross and Hamblen LJJ; [2016] EWCA Civ 982; 7 October 2016:[[6]]

NYPE 1993 FORM TIME CHARTERPARTY: WHETHER THE CHARTERERS’ DUTY TO PAY HIRE IS A CONDITION OR AN INNOMINATE TERM: WHETHER THE CHARTERERS’ CONDUCT AMOUNTED TO REPUDIATORY BREACH OF THE TIME CHARTER


DMC/SandT/17/02

England

Volcafe Ltd and Others v Compania Sud Americana de Vapores SA (trading as “CSAV”)

English Court of Appeal: Gloster LJ, King LJ and Flaux J: (2016) EWCA Civ 1103: [[7]]

CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY SEA: CONSIGNMENTS OF BAGGED COFFEE BEANS IN CONTAINERS CARRIED ON LCL/FCL TERMS: CARGO DAMAGED BY CONDENSATION: TEMPORAL SCOPE OF HAGUE RULES: BURDEN OF PROOF: WHETHER CARRIER FAILED PROPERLY AND CAREFULLY TO LOAD AND CARRY THE GOODS: WHETHER CARRIER ENTITLED TO RELY ON “INHERENT VICE” EXCEPTION: WHETHER DAMAGE INEVITABLE: HAGUE RULES, ARTICLE III RULE 2 AND ARTICLE IV RULE 2(M)


DMC/SandT/17/01

England

ST Shipping & Transport INC v Kriti Filoxenia Shipping Co SA (The “Kriti Filoxenia”)

High Court: Queen’s Bench Division (Commercial Court); Mr Justice Walker; [2015] EWHC 997 (Comm); 14 May 2015

CHARTERPARTY: WHETHER THE CHARTERERS’ RIGHT TO CANCEL THE CHARTERPARTY PURSUANT TO THE LAYCAN PROVISION SURIVIVES A RE-NOMINATION OF THE LOAD PORT


DMC/SandT/16/07

England

FSL-9 Pte Ltd and Nordic Tankers Trading A/S v Norwegian Hull Club (The “FSL New York”)

English Commercial Court: Blair J: [2016] EWHC 1091 (Comm): 10 May 2016: [[8]]

LETTER OF UNDERTAKING: P&I CLUB: WHETHER CLAIMANT OWNERS COULD APPLY TO HIGH COURT TO REQUIRE DEFENDANT P&I CLUB TO INCREASE LEVEL OF SECURITY AVAILABLE UNDER A LETTER OF UNDERTAKING ISSUED BY THE CLUB TO OWNERS: MEANING OF “LIBERTY TO APPLY” IN LETTER OF UNDERTAKING SUBJECT TO ENGLISH LAW AND EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF HIGH COURT IN LONDON


DMC/SandT/16/06

England

NYK Bulkship (Atlantic) NY v Cargill International SA, The “Global Santosh”

Court; Lords Neuberger, Mance, Clarke, Sumption, Toulson; [2016] UKSC 20; 11 May 2016:[[9]

OFF-HIRE CLAUSE RE DELAY ARISING FROM ARREST OF VESSEL: WHETHER ACTS OF RECEIVERS AND SUB-CHARTERERS WERE TO BE CONSIDERED “DEFAULT OF THE CHARTERERS OR THEIR AGENTS”


DMC/SandT/16/05

England

PST Energy 7 Shipping LLC & Product Shipping and Trading SA v OW Bunker Malta Limited & ING Bank NV, the “RES COGITANS”

Supreme Court; Lords Neuberger, Mance, Clarke, Hughes, Toulson; [2016] UKSC 23, 11 May 2016: [[10]]

RETENTION OF TITLE CLAUSE; GOODS CONTEMPLATED TO BE CONSUMED BEFORE TITLE PASSED; SALE OF GOODS ACT 1979 INAPPLICABLE; COMMENTS ON POSITION IF SALE OF GOODS ACT 1979 APPLIED


DMC/SandT/16/04

England

Crescendo Maritime Co. & Alpha Bank AE v Bank of Communications Co Ltd & Ors.

English High Court; Teare J; [2015] EWHC 3364 (Comm), 25 November 2015: [[11]]

BACK-DATED SHIPBUILDING CONTRACT: REFUND GUARANTEES: ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS: ACTION COMMENCED IN CHINESE COURTS BY A PARTY TO THE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT: BREACH OF ARBITRATION AGREEMENT:WHETHER AN ANTI-SUIT INJUNCTION SHOULD BE ISSUED:: WHETHER CHINESE PROCEEDINGS A COLLATERAL ATTACK ON ARBITRATION AWARD


DMC/SandT/16/03

England

SBT Star Bulk & Tankers (Germany) GmbH & Co KG v Cosmotrade SA (The “Wehr Trave”)

English Commercial Court: Eder J: [2016] EWHC 583 (Comm): 22 March 2016:[[12]]

TIME CHARTER TRIP: WHETHER THE PARTICULAR TERMS OF THE CHARTER PERMITTED CHARTERERS TO ORDER THE VESSEL TO LOAD A FURTHER CARGO AFTER THE INITIAL CARGO HAD BEEN DISCHARGED: ARBITRATION ACT 1996 SECTION 69 APPEAL


DMC/SandT/16/02

England

Fulton Shipping Inc v Globalia Business Travel SAU (The “New Flamenco”)

English Court of Appeal: Longmore, Christopher Clarke and Sales LLJ: [2015] EWCA Civ 1299: 21 December 2015:[[13]

TIME CHARTER: REPUDIATION: QUANTUM OF DAMAGES: WHETHER CREDIT TO BE GIVEN FOR CAPITAL VALUE OF VESSEL SOLD ON REPUDIATION FOR A GREATER SUM THAN ITS VALUE ON CONTRACTUAL REDELIVERY DATE: ARBITRATION ACT 1996 SECTION 69 APPEAL


DMC/SandT/16/01

England

Louis Dreyfus Commodities Suisse SA v MT Maritime Management BV (The “MTM Hong Kong”)

English Commercial Court: Males J: [2015] EWHC 2505 (Comm): 1 September 2015: [[14]]

CHARTERPARTY: QUANTIFICATION OF DAMAGES FOR REPUDIATION OF VOYAGE CHARTER: DAMAGES FOR POSITIONAL LOSS IN ADDITION TO USUAL PROFIT LOSS: WHETHER DAMAGES LIMITED BY REFERENCE TO PERIOD WHEN CONTRACT VOYAGE WOULD HAVE ENDED: APPEAL UNDER SECTION 69 OF THE ARBITRATION ACT 1996


DMC/SandT/15/18

England

Société de Distribution de Toutes Marchandises en Côte D’Ivoire, trading as “SDTM-CI”, and others v. Continental Lines N.V. and another (the “Sea Miror”)

English High Court: Flaux J; 18 June 2015: [2015] EWHC 1747 (Comm): [[15]]

SYNACOMEX 90 CHARTERPARTY: LOADING AND DISCHARGING TO BE AT THE EXPENSE AND RISK OF THE SHIPPERS/CHARTERERS AND RECEIVERS/CHARTERERS RESPECTIVELY: WHETHER OWNERS RESPONSIBLE FOR CARGO LOSS AND DAMAGE OCCURRING DURING LOADING AND DISCHARGE


DMC/SandT/15/17

England

PST Energy 7 Shipping LLC & Product Shipping and Trading SA v OW Bunker Malta Limited & ING Bank NV, the “RES COGITANS”

Court of Appeal; Moore-Bick, Longmore, McCombe LJJ; [2015] EWCA Civ 1058, 22 October 2015: []

ARBITRATION ACT 1996 SECTION 69 APPEAL: SUPPLY OF BUNKERS: RETENTION OF TITLE CLAUSE: CONTEMPLATED THAT GOODS WOULD BE CONSUMED BEFORE TITLE PASSED: NO PASSING OF PROPERTY INTENDED: SALE OF GOODS ACT 1979 INAPPLICABLE


DMC/SandT/15/16

Singapore

Equatorial Marine Fuel Management Services Pte Ltd v MISC Berhad, the “BUNGA MELATI 5”

High Court; Prakash J; [2015] SGHC 190, 22 July 2015:[[16]]

BUNKER BROKERS: AGENCY: ACTUAL AUTHORITY, APPARENT AUTHORITY, AND ESTOPPEL: NO GENERAL ‘DUTY TO SPEAK’


DMC/SandT/15/15

England

Arnold v Britton

UK Supreme Court: Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury PSC, Lord Sumption, Lord Carnwath, Lord Hughes, Lord Hodge JJSC: [2015] UKSC 36, [2015] 2 WLR 1593: 10 June 2015:[[17]]

LANDLORD AND TENANT: LONG RESIDENTIAL LEASES: INCREASE OF SERVICE CHARGE AT YEARLY RATE OF 10% ON COMPOUND BASIS: CONTRACTUAL INTERPRETATION: CONTROL OF PARTIES OVER LANGUAGE USED IN CONTRACT: THAT CONTRACTUAL ARRANGEMENT WORKED OUT BADLY FOR ONE PARTY NO REASON FOR DEPARTING FROM NATURAL LANGUAGE


DMC/SandT/15/14

England

Bunge SA v Nidera BV

UK Supreme Court: Lords Neuberger, Mance, Clarke, Sumption and Toulson: [2015] UKSC 437: 1 July 2015:[[18]]

INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS: DAMAGES: SALE OF GRAIN BASED ON GAFTA FORM 49: EMBARGO ON EXPORTS: PREMATURE TERMINATION OF CONTRACT BY SELLERS BEFORE EMBARGO TOOK EFFECT: ASSESSMENT OF DAMAGES TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT EFFECT OF EMBARGO: NO LOSS SUFFERED BY BUYERS


DMC/SandT/15/13

The Netherlands

The Kingdom of The Netherlands v Owners of the yacht Qubio – “The Qubio”

Supreme Court of the Netherlands: Vice-President F.B. Bakels as chairman and judges G. Snijders, G. de Groot, M.V. Polak and T.H. Tanja-van den Broek'; 10 July 2015, Case no. ECLI:NL:HR:2015:1836:[[19]]

WRECK OF VESSEL: EXTENSION OF LIABILITY OF THE OWNER OF A SUNKEN VESSEL TO PAY FOR COSTS OF MARKING THE WRECK AS A TEMPORARY OR PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE


DMC/SandT/15/12

Singapore

Precious Shipping Public Company Ltd & Ors v OW Bunker Far East (Singapore) Pte Ltd & Ors and other matters

Singapore High Court; Chong J; [2015] SGHC 187, 21 July 2015: [[20]]

WHETHER INTERPLEADER RELIEF AVAILABLE TO ULTIMATE PURCHASERS OF BUNKERS: WHETHER POTENTIAL CLAIMS BY PHYSICAL SUPPLIERS (WHO SOLD THOSE BUNKERS TO INTERMEDIATE BUYERS) WERE SUFFICIENT TO FOUND THE COURT’S INTERPLEADER JURISDICTION


DMC/SandT/15/11

England

Glencore Energy UK Ltd v Cirrus Oil Services Ltd

English High Court (Commercial Court): Cooke J: [2014] EWHC 87 (Comm), [2014] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 1: 24 January 2014::[[21]]

CONTRACT FOR SALE OF OIL BLEND: WHETHER A BINDING CONTRACT EXISTED: FIRM OFFER WITH ESSENTIAL TERMS ACCEPTED: NAME OF SELLER INFERRED FROM PREVIOUS DEALINGS BETWEEN PARTIES: DAMAGES FOR NON-ACCEPTANCE UNDER SALE OF GOODS ACT 1979, SECTIONS 50(2) AND (3) NOT EXCLUDED BY CLAUSE 32.1 OF BP 2007 GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR CFR SALES


DMC/SandT/15/10

England

Maestro Bulk Ltd v Cosco Bulk Carrier Ltd, the “Great Creation”

English High Court; Cooke J; [2014] EWHC 3978 (Comm), 15 December 2014:[[22]]

TIME CHARTERPARTY: UNTIMELY REDELIVERY NOTICES: “BELOW MARKET” FOLLOW-ON FIXTURE: HOW DAMAGES TO BE CALCULATED: MITIGATION


DMC/SandT/15/09

England

Metall Market OOO v Vitorio Shipping Co Ltd (The “Lehmann Timber”)

English Court of Appeal: Arden, Patten LLJ andSir Bernard Rix: [2013] EWCA Civ 650: [2014] QB 760, [2013] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 541:[[23]]

CARRIAGE OF GOODS: GENERAL AVERAGE: REQUEST BY SHIPOWNER FOR SECURITY IN THE FORM OF GENERAL AVERAGE BOND SUPPORTED BY GENERAL AVERAGE GUARANTEE: WHETHER TERMS OF REQUEST REASONABLE: WHETHER ACCEPTANCE OF PART SECURITY A WAIVER OF SHIPOWNER’S LIEN: WHETHER EXPENSES OF STORING CARGO ASHORE IN EXERCISE OF LIEN RECOVERABLE


DMC/SandT/15/08

England

PST Energy 7 Shipping LLC & Product Shipping and Trading SA v OW Bunker Malta Limited & ING Bank NV, the “RES COGITANS”

English High Court; Males J; [2015] EWHC 2022 (Comm) 14 July 2015:[[24]]

ARBITRATION ACT 1996 S.69 APPEAL: BUNKER SUPPLY CONTRACT ON CREDIT TERMS: RETENTION OF TITLE CLAUSE: PARTIES CONTEMPLATED BUNKERS WOULD LIKELY BE CONSUMED BEFORE PAYMENT MADE AND TITLE PASSED: WHETHER SALE OF GOODS ACT 1979 APPLICABLE: WHETHER REQUIREMENTS OF S.49 MET


DMC/SandT/15/07

England

Spar Shipping AS v Grand China Logistics Holding (Group) Co., Ltd

English High Court: Queen's Bench Division Commercial Court: [2015] EWHC 718 (Comm): Popplewell J.: 18 March 2015[[25]]

NYPE 1993 FORM TIMECHARTER: FAILURE TO PAY HIRE ON TIME: WHETHER BREACH OF CONDITION: WHETHER BREACH OF AN INNOMINATE TERM: RIGHT TO CLAIM DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BARGAIN: WHETHER CHARTERER’S CONDUCT AMOUNTED TO REPUDIATORY BREACH OF CONTRACT


DMC/SandT/15/06

England

Gard Marine & Energy Ltd (Respondents/Claimants) v China National Chartering Co. Ltd (Intermediate Charterers) v China National Chartering Co. Ltd v Daiichi Chuo Kisen Kaisha (Charterers/Appellants), - The “Ocean Victory”: [[26]]

English Court of Appeal: Longmore, Gloster and Underhill LJJ: [2015] EWCA Civ 16: 22 January 2015:

SAFE PORT: WHETHER COMBINATION OF ‘LONG WAVE’ SWELL AND A SEVERE GALE AN ‘ABNORMAL OCCURRENCE’: SUBROGATION: WHETHER INSURER OF BOTH PARTIES TO A BARECON CHARTERPARTY MAY SUE AN ASSURED FOR BREACH OF CHARTER


DMC/SandT/15/05

England

Standard Chartered Bank v Dorchester LNG (2) Limited (The “Erin Schulte”)

English Court of Appeal: Sir Bernard Rix, Moore-Bick and Briggs LJJ: [2014] EWCA Civ 1382: 22 October 2014:[[27]]

BILL OF LADING: LETTER OF CREDIT: INITIAL REJECTION OF THE PRESENTATION: MEANING OF “INDORSEMENT” OF BILL OF LADING: TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF SUIT: CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY SEA ACT 1992 SECTIONS 2(2)(A) AND 5(2)(B)


DMC/SandT/15/04

Hong Kong

The Alas renamed The Kombos: Hong Kong Court of First Instance: Ng J: HCAJ 241/2009: [2014] 4 HKLRD 160: 21 July 2014:[[28]]

ADMIRALTY: WARRANT OF ARREST: SHIPOWNERS’ CLAIM FOR DAMAGES AND UNPAID HIRE: FOREIGN ARBITRAL AWARD NOT SATISFIED: NO BAR TO ACTION IN REM FOR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF AGREEMENT FOR USE OR HIRE OF THE SHIP


DMC/SandT/15/03

Hong Kong

Antwerp Diamond Bank NV v Brink’s Inc

Hong Kong Court of First Instance: Lam and Lunn VPP and Barman JA: CACV No.282 of 2012: [2014] 4 HKLRD 158: 17 July 2014: [[29]]

CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY AIR: MISDELIVERY: GOODS RELEASED TO BUYER WITHOUT CONSENT OF PLEDGEE BANK AND WITHOUT PAYMENT: LOCUS OF PLEDGEE BANK TO SUE FOR CONVERSION: AGREEMENT BY SELLER TO PLEDGE FINISHED GOODS TO BANK: DELIVERY OF GOODS TO FREIGHT FORWARDER COMPLETED PLEDGE: CONSTRUCTIVE DELIVERY OF GOODS TO BANK


DMC/SandT/15/02

England

E D & F Man Sugar Ltd v Unicargo Transportgesellschaft GmbH (Polska Zegluga Morska PP, interested party), The “Ladytramp”

Court of Appeal; Pattern, Tomlinson, Christopher Clarke LJJ; [2013] EWCA Civ 1449, 19 November 2013: [[30]]

SUGAR CHARTERPARTY 1999: DESTRUCTION BY FIRE OF FACILITIES AT LOADING TERMINAL NOT WITHIN CLAUSE 28 EXCEPTION TO LAYTIME OF “MECHANICAL BREAKDOWNS”


DMC/SandT/15/01

England

NYK Bulkship (Atlantic) NY v Cargill International SA, The “Global Santosh”

Court of Appeal; Gross LJ, Gloster LJ, Sir Burnton; [2014] EWCA Civ 403, 8 April 2014:[[31]]

OFF-HIRE CLAUSE RE DELAY ARISING FROM ARREST OF VESSEL: WHETHER SUB-CHARTERERS AND RECEIVERS WERE ‘AGENTS’ OF THE CHARTERERS: WHETHER THE PERSONAL ACT, OMISSION OR DEFAULT TO WHICH CLAUSE REFERRED MUST HAVE OCCURRED DURING PROVISION OF RELEVANT SERVICES


DMC/SandT/14/17

Singapore

Singapore Court of Appeal

Out of the Box Pte Ltd v Wanin Industries Pte Ltd [2013] SGCA 15:

Sundaresh Menon CJ, Chao Hick Tin JA and Andrew Phang Boon Leong JA: 6 February 2013: [2013] 2 SLR 363:[[32]]

CONTRACT: REMOTENESS OF DAMAGE: BEVERAGE DISTRIBUTOR ENGAGING MANUFACTURER TO PRODUCE NEW SPORTS DRINK: MANUFACTURER UNAWARE OF DISTRIBUTOR’S PLAN TO PROMOTE POPULAR DEMAND FOR GENERIC DRINK THROUGH AGGRESSIVE ADVERTISING: MANUFACTURER SUPPLYING DEFECTIVE SHIPMENT OF DRINKS IN BREACH OF CONTRACT: ABANDONMENT OF PROMOTION: WHETHER WASTED ADVERTISING EXPENSES CLAIMED BY DISTRIBUTOR TOO REMOTE


DMC/SandT/14/16

England

Great Elephant Corporation v Trafigura Beheer BV v Vitol SA & Vitol Asia Pte Ltd v China Offshore Oil (Singapore) International Pte Ltd (The “Crudesky”)

English Court of Appeal: Longmore, Tomlin and Underhill LJJ: [2013] EWCA Civ 1547, [2014] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 1: 25 July 2013:[[33]]

VOYAGE CHARTER: FOB SALE CONTRACT CHAIN: DEMURRAGE: “RESTRAINT OF PRINCES” EXCEPTION: UNFORESEEABLE FORCE MAJEURE BEYOND CONTROL OR REASONABLE CONTROL


DMC/SandT/14/15

England

Fulton Shipping Inc v Globalia Business Travel SAU (The “New Flamenco”)

English Commercial Court: Popplewell J: [2014] EWHC 1457 (Comm): 21 May 2014:[[34]]

TIME CHARTER: REPUDIATION: QUANTUM: WHETHER CREDIT TO BE GIVEN FOR CAPITAL VALUE OF VESSEL SOLD ON REPUDIATION FOR A GREATER SUM THAN VALUE ON CONTRACTUAL REDELIVERY DATE: ARBITRATION ACT 1996 SECTION 69 APPEAL


DMC/SandT/14/14

England

Geden Operations Ltd v Dry Bulk Handy Holdings Inc (The “Bulk Uruguay”)

English Commercial Court: Popplewell J: [2014] EWHC 885 (Comm): 28 March 2014[[35]]

TIME CHARTER: ANTICIPATORY REPUDIATORY BREACH: RIGHT TO GIVE VOYAGE ORDERS TO TRANSIT GULF OF ADEN: ARBITRATION ACT 1996 SECTION 69 APPEAL


DMC/SandT/14/13

England

Proton Energy Group SA v Orlen Lietuva

English Queen’s Bench Division (Commercial Court): HH Judge Mackie QC: [2013] EWHC 2872 (Comm): [[36]]

CONTRACT: CONTRACT FOR SALE OF OIL BLEND: EXISTENCE OF BINDING CONTRACT: PARTIES REGARDED THEMSELVES AS BEING BOUND AFTER DEAL WAS CONFIRMED: SPECIFICATION OF OIL BLEND NOT FORMING PART OF SALE BY DESCRIPTION


DMC/SandT/14/12

England

Falkonera Shipping Company v Arcadia Energy Pte Ltd (The “Falkonera”)

English Court of Appeal (Civil Division); Floyd and Christopher Clarke LJJ, Sir Stanley Burnton; [2014] EWCA Civ 713; 5 June 2014:[[37]]

SHIPPING: TANKER TRANSHIPMENT: SHIP-TO-SHIP (“STS”) TRANSFERS: CHARTERPARTY PROVIDING FOR STS TRANSFERS TO BE SUBJECT TO OWNERS’ APPROVAL WHICH NOT TO BE UNREASONABLY WITHHELD: OWNERS WITHHOLD CONSENT FOR A STS TRANSFER BETWEEN TWO VLCCs: WHETHER OWNERS’ WITHHOLDING OF APPROVAL REASONABLE


DMC/SandT/14/11

England

British American Tobacco Switzerland SA v Exel Europe Ltd; British American Tobacco Denmark A/S v Exel Europe Ltd

Court of Appeal: McFarlane L.J.; Sir Bernard Rix; Sir Timothy Lloyd: [2013] EWCA Civ 1319: 30 October 2013:[[38]]

CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY ROAD: CMR CONVENTION: CARGO LOSS: ESTABLISHING JURISDICTION AGAINST SUCCESSIVE CARRIERS: WHETHER CLAIMANT THAT HAS ESTABLISHED JURISDICTION UNDER ART.31.1 AGAINST ONE CARRIER CAN RELY ON THAT JURISDICTION TO JOIN SUCCESSIVE CARRIERS


DMC/SandT/14/10

England

Trafigura Beheer BV v Navigazione Montanari SPA [2014] EWHC 129 Comm

English High Court: Queen’s Bench Division: Andrew Smith J.: 30 January 2014:[[39]]

CHARTERPARTY: CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY SEA: VESSEL CARRYING CONSIGNMENT OF MOTOR OIL ATTACKED BY PIRATES: WHETHER QUANTITY OF OIL TAKEN BY PIRATES CONSTITUTED "IN-TRANSIT LOSS" OR "LOST CARGO" FOR PURPOSES OF IN-TRANSIT LOSS CLAUSE IN CHARTERPARTY


DMC/SandT/14/09

England

Yuzhny Zavod Metall Profil LLC v Eems Beheerder B.V. (“the M/V EEMS SOLAR”):

English High Court, Queen’s Bench Division, Admiralty Court: Jervis K, Q.C, the Admiralty Registrar: 5 June 2013:[[40]]

BILLS OF LADING: INCORPORATION OF CHARTERPARTY TERMS PROVIDING THAT CHARTERERS WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR STOWAGE: WHETHER OWNERS COULD RELY ON THAT CLAUSE AS DEFENCE TO CLAIM BY RECEIVERS FOR CARGO DAMAGE CAUSED BY BAD STOWAGE


DMC/SandT/14/08

England

Martrade Shipping & Transport GmbH V United Enterprises Corporation (The “Wisdom C”):[[41]]

English High Court, Queen’s Bench Division (Commercial Court); Popplewell J; [2014] EWHC 1884 (Comm); 12 June 2014

TIMECHARTER PROVIDING FOR ENGLISH LAW AND LONDON ARBITRATION: ARBITRATORS AWARDING PENAL RATE OF INTEREST: WHETHER “SIGNIFICANT CONNECTION” BETWEEN CHARTERPARTY AND ENGLAND: WHETHER “APPLICABLE LAW” A FOREIGN LAW: LATE PAYMENT OF COMMERCIAL DEBTS (INTEREST) ACT 1998: ARTICLES 3 AND 4 – CONTRACTS (APPLICABLE LAW) ACT 1990


DMC/SandT/14/07

Hong Kong

Darby International Investment Ltd v Rong Tai International Shipping Ltd

Hong Kong Court of First Instance: Deputy High Court Judge B Chu: HCMP1438 of 2013: 2 December 2013:[[42]]

http://www.hklii.hk/eng/hk/cases/hkcfi/2013/2031.html

MARITIME LAW: REGISTRATION OF VESSELS: VESSEL APPARENTLY REGISTERED IN MORE THAN ONE JURISDICTION: DECLARATION AS TO VALIDITY OF REGISTRATION IN HONG KONG: PURPOSE OF GRANTING DECLARATION


DMC/SandT/14/06

England

Flame SA v Glory Wealth Shipping Pte Ltd

English Commercial Court: Teare J: [2013] EWHC 3153 (Comm): 22 October 2013:[[43]]

CONTRACT OF AFFREIGHTMENT: REPUDIATION: QUANTUM OF DAMAGES: COMPENSATORY PRINCIPLE: WHETHER INNOCENT PARTY MUST PROVE ABILITY TO PERFORM OBLIGATIONS, HAD CONTRACT CONTINUED, TO RECOVER SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGES FROM CONTRACT BREAKER


DMC/SandT/14/05

England

Bulk Ship Union SA v Clipper Bulk Shipping Limited (The "Pearl C")

English High Court: Popplewell J.: 26 June 2012 [2012] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 533:[[44]]

TIMECHARTER ON NYPE FORM: SLOW STEAMING: WHETHER A BREACH OF ‘UTMOST DESPATCH’ OBLIGATION: WHETHER VESSEL OFF-HIRE BY REASON OF DEFAULT OF MASTER: WHETHER PARTIAL INTERRUPTION IN SERVICE SUFFICIENT TO TRIGGER OFF-HIRE CLAUSE


DMC/SandT/14/04

Hong Kong

Maintek Computer (Suzhou) Co Ltd v Blue Anchor Line

Hong Kong Court of First Instance: To J: HCAJ No.106 of 2008: 2 April 013:[]

http://www.hklii.hk/eng/hk/cases/hkcfi/2013/506.html

CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY SEA: MISDELIVERY BY OCEAN TERMINAL: CLAIM FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT AGAINST CARRIER: MEANING OF “DELIVERY” FOR PURPOSE OF TIME LIMITATION: WHETEHR EXEMPTION CLAUSE FOR ANY CAUSE OR EVENT WHICH CARRIER COULD NOT AVOID APPLICABLE: WHETHER LIMITATION OF LIABILITY BY REFERENCE TO WEIGHT OF CARGO APPLICABLE


DMC/SandT/14/03

England

Sea-Cargo Skips AS v State Bank of India

English High Court: Queen’s Bench Division (Commercial Court): Teare J: [2013] EWHC 177 (Comm): 26 June 2013:[[45]]

SHIPBUILDING CONTRACT: REFUND GUARANTEE: QUESTION OF CONSTRUCTION: WHETHER DEMAND WAS SUFFICIENT TO TRIGGER BANK’S LIABILITY: AMBIGUOUS DEMAND NOT COMPLIANT


DMC/SandT/14/02

Singapore

Singapore High Court

The “Turtle Bay” [2013] SGHC 165 : Judgment delivered by Belinda Ang Saw Ean J, 30 August 2013: [[46]]

SALE OF VESSEL UNDER ARREST: WHEN DIRECT PRIVATE SALE OF VESSEL UNDER ARREST CONSTITUTES CONTEMPT OF COURT: PRINCIPLES AND EFFECT OF ADMIRALTY JUDICIAL SALE: WHEN COURT WILL SANCTION A DIRECT PRIVATE SALE


DMC/SandT/14/01

England

Minerva Navigation Inc v Oceana Shipping AG; Oceana Shipping AG v Transatlantica Commodities S.A. The MV “Athena”

Court of Appeal; Tomlinson, Lewison and Underhill LJJ; [2013] EWCA Civ 1723; 17 July 2013[[47]]

TIME CHARTER ON NYPE FORM 1946: OFF-HIRE CLAUSE 15: WHETHER “LOSS OF TIME” MEANS NET LOSS OF TIME IN THE SERVICE IMMEDIATELY REQUIRED OR IN THE OVERALL CHARTER SERVICE


DMC/SandT/13/17

England

MRI Trading AG v Erdenet Mining Corporation LLC

English Court of Appeal: Pill, Tomlinson, McCombe LJJ: [2013] EWCA Civ 156: 08 Mar 2013:[[48]]

SALE OF GOODS: CERTAINTY OF CONTRACT TERMS: WHETHER TERMS AMOUNTED TO 'AGREEMENTS TO AGREE': PROPER APPROACH TO CONSTRUCTION AND IMPLICATION OF TERMS WITHIN A CONTRACT WHICH CONTAINS TERMS LEAVING MATTERS TO BE SUBSEQUENTLY AGREED


DMC/SandT/13/16

England

NYK Bulkship (Atlantic) N.V. v Cargill International S.A., The “Global Santosh”

English High Court; Field J; [2013] EWHC 30 (Comm); 1 February 2013:[[49]]

PERIOD OFF-HIRE CLAUSE COVERING DELAY ARISING FROM DETENTION OR ARREST OF VESSEL: WHETHER SUB-CHARTERERS OR RECEIVERS WERE AGENTS OF THE CHARTERERS: WHETHER DELAY TO VESSEL “OCCASIONED BY” RECEIVERS’ FAILURE TO DISCHARGE WITHIN THE LAYTIME AND/OR TO SECURE SELLERS’ DEMURRAGE CLAIM


DMC/SandT/13/15

England

Greatship (India) Limited v Oceanografia SA de CV (The “Greatship Driti”)

English Commercial Court: Gloster J: [2012] EWHC 3468 (Comm): 5 December 2012:[[50]]

TIME CHARTER: BIMCO SUPPLYTIME 89 FORM: CLAUSE 10(E): RIGHT TO SUSPEND PERFORMANCE FOR FAILURE TO PAY HIRE PUNCTUALLY: WHETHER GRACE PERIOD (ANTI-TECHNICALITY) NOTICE REQUIRED BEFORE EXERCISING RIGHT


DMC/SandT/13/14

England

Minerva Navigation Inc v Oceana Shipping AG; Oceana Shipping AG v Transatlantica Commodities S.A. The MV “Athena”

English High Court; Walker J; [2012] EWHC 3608 (Comm); 13 December 2012:[[51]]

TIMECHARTER ON NYPE FORM 1946: OFF-HIRE CLAUSE 15: WHETHER “LOSS OF TIME” MEANS NET LOSS OF TIME IN THE SERVICE IMMEDIATELY REQUIRED OR IN THE OVERALL CHARTER SERVICE


DMC/SandT/13/13

England

Griffon Shipping LLC v Firodi Shipping Limited – The “MV Griffon”

High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division, Commercial Court: Teare J.: [2013] EWHC 593 (Comm): 21 March 2013:[[52]]

SHIPSALE AGREEMENT ON NORWEGIAN SALE FORM 1993: WHETHER SELLER CAN RECOVER UNPAID DEPOSIT WHERE BUYER IN REPUDIATORY BREACH


DMC/SandT/13/12

England

Wuhan Guoyu Logistics Group Co Ltd & Anor v Emporiki Bank of Greece SA

English Court of Appeal: Longmore, Rimer and Tomlinson, LJJ.: [2012] EWCA Civ 1629:[[53]]

SHIPBUILDING CONTRACT: PAYMENT GUARANTEE: WHETHER PAYMENT GUARANTEE A TRUE GUARANTEE OR AN ON-DEMAND BOND


DMC/SandT/13/11

England

Dalmare SpA v Union Maritime Ltd & Anor English High Court: Queen’s Bench Division: Commercial Court; Flaux J; [2012] EWHC 3537; 13 Dec 2012:[[54]]

SALE OF VESSEL "AS SHE WAS AT THE TIME OF INSPECTION": STATUTORY IMPLIED TERM AS TO QUALITY UNDER SALE OF GOODS ACT 1979: WHETHER SELLERS HAD EXCLUDED APPLICATION OF STATUTORY IMPLIED TERM; WHETHER SELLERS IN BREACH OF STATUTORY IMPLIED TERM


DMC/SandT/13/10

The Netherlands

Dana Petroleum Netherlands B.V. v Vos Sympathy B.V. The “Vos Sympathy”

Court of Appeal of The Hague: Judges: M.M. Olthof, A.A. Rijperman and R. van der Vlist: 11 December 2012: Case no. 200.079.897/01:[[55]]

SUPPLYTIME 2005 CHARTERPARTY: WHETHER HIMLAYA AND KNOCK FOR KNOCK CLAUSES 'REASONABLE AND FAIR' UNDER DUTCH CIVIL CODE ART.6:248.2


DMC/SandT/13/09

England

White Rosebay Shipping SA v Hong Kong Chain Glory Shipping Limited

English High Court: Queen’s Bench Division: Commercial Court; Teare J; [2013] EWHC 1355 (Comm); 23 May 2013:[[56]] TIME-CHARTERPARTY: CHARTERERS EVINCING INTENTION NOT TO PERFORM: OWNERS AFFIRMED CHARTERPARTY: WHETHER CHARTERERS’ REPUDIATORY CONDUCT CONTINUED: WHETHER OWNERS SUBSEQUENTLY ENTITLED TO TERMINATE


DMC/SandT/13/08

Hong Kong

Kulemesin Yuriy v HKSAR - The Neftegaz67

Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal: Ma CJ, Chan, Riberio and Tang PJJ and Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony NPJ: FACV No. 6 and 7 of 2012: 22 February 2013:[[57]]

http://www.hklii.hk/eng/hk/cases/hkcfa/2013/15.html

COLLISION: OFFENCE OF ENDANGERING THE SAFETY OF OTHERS: STATE OF MIND REQUIRED FOR THE OFFENCE OF ENDANGERMENT: NARROW CHANNEL AS QUESTION OF FACT: SHIPPING AND PORT CONTROL ORDINANCE (CAP.313, LAWS OF HONG KONG)


DMC/SandT/13/07

England

Bunge SA v Kyla Shipping Company Limited - The "Kyla"

English High Court; Flaux J; [2012] EWHC 3522 (Comm); 10 December 2012:[[58]]

NYPE 1946 CHARTERPARTY: H&M INSURANCE REQUIRED FOR AGREED FIGURE: CASUALTY REPAIRS EXCEED SHIP’S MARKET VALUE BUT NOT AGREED HULL VALUE: WHETHER CHARTERPARTY FRUSTRATED


DMC/SandT/13/06

England

Kuwait Rocks Co v AMN Bulkcarriers Inc (The “Astra”)

English Commercial Court: Flaux J: [2013] EWHC 865 (Comm): 18 April 2013: [[59]]

TIME CHARTER: WHETHER CHARTERERS’ CONDUCT REPUDIATORY: WHETHER OBLIGATION TO PAY HIRE IS A CONDITION: RIGHT TO CLAIM LOSS OF PROFIT FOR REPUDIATION OR BREACH OF HIRE PAYMENT OBLIGATION


DMC/SandT/13/05

The “Decurion”

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Court of Appeal: Fok, Chu JJA and McWalters J: CACV No.97 of 2012: 12 May 2012:[[60]]

http://www.hklii.hk/eng/hk/cases/hkca/2013/180.html

ADMIRALTY: IN REM JURISDICTION: CLAIM AGAINST VESSEL OWNED BY DEFENDANT: PAYMENT OUTSTANDING FOR BUNKERS SUPPLIED TO DEFENDANT FOR VESSELS CHARTERED BY RELATED COMPANY: STRIKING OUT: WHETHER DEFENDANT “IN POSSESSION OR IN CONTROL” OF CHARTERED VESSELS WITHIN SECTION 12B(4) OF HIGH COURT ORDINANCE


DMC/SandT/13/04

Germany

German Federal Supreme Court: Date of Judgement: 13 June 2012: [[61]]

CMR TRANSPORT: APPLICATION OF ART. 29 CMR: BURDEN OF PROOF: REDUCTION OF UNLIMITED LIABILITY DUE TO CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF THE SENDER IF THE CARRIER IS NOT NOTIFIED OF AN UNEXPECTEDLY HIGH VALUE OF THE TRANSPORT GOODS


DMC/SandT/13/03

England

Dry Bulk Handy Holding Inc and Compania Sud Americana de Vapores SA v Fayette International Holdings Ltd and Metinvest International SA (The “Bulk Chile”): English Commercial Court: Andrew Smith J: [2012] EWHC 2107 (Comm): 24 July 2012:[[62]]

CHAIN OF CHARTERPARTIES: HEAD TIME CHARTER, SUB-TIME CHARTER, TIME TRIP CHARTER AND VOYAGE CHARTER: OWNERS’ BILLS OF LADING: RIGHT TO INTERVENE IN COLLECTION OF FREIGHT: RIGHT TO LIEN SUB-FREIGHT AND SUB-HIRE: RIGHT TO HIRE OR REASONABLE REMUNERATION FOR COMPLETION OF VOYAGE FOLLOWING TERMINATION OF TIME CHARTER


DMC/SandT/13/02

England

Wuhan Ocean Economic & Technical Cooperation Co Ltd v Schiffahrts-Gesellschaft “Hansa Murcia” MBH & Co KG

English Queen’s Bench (Commercial Court): Cooke J: [2012] EWHC 3104 (Comm): 6 November 2012:[[63]]

CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF VESSEL: ADDENDUM FOR SELLERS TO OBTAIN EXTENSION OF REFUND GUARANTEE: IMPLIED TERM TO OBTAIN EXTENSION WITHIN REASONABLE TIME BEFORE EXPIRY OF ORIGINAL GUARANTEE: INNOMINATE TERM: BUT BREACH OF IMPLIED TERM NOT A REPUDIATORY BREACH AS, UNDER THE TERMS OF THE GUARANTEE, BUYERS COULD MAINTAIN THE SECURITY BY COMMENCING ARBITRATION


DMC/SandT/13/01

Germany

German Federal Supreme Court

"Und Adryatik"; Date of Judgement: 15 December 2011: [[64]]

CMR TRANSPORT: APPLICATION OF ART. 2 CMR: FIRE ON RO-RO-CARRIER: HAGUE RULES AS ‘CONDITIONS PRESCRIBED BY LAW’: FIRE AS AN EVENT WHICH COULD ONLY HAVE OCCURRED BY REASON OF CARRIAGE BY SEA


DMC/SandT/12/25

England

E.D. & F. Man Sugar Ltd v Unicargo Transportgesellschaft mBh

English High Court (Commercial Court): Eder J: [2012] EWHC 2879 (Comm): 23 October 2012:[[65]]

CHARTERPARTY: LAYTIME AND DEMURRAGE: DESTRUCTION OF CONVEYOR-BELT SYSTEM AT LOADING PORT BEFORE FIXTURE: DELAY IN BERTHING: NO OBLIGATION ON CHARTERERS TO NOMINATE A SECOND BERTH: DESTRUCTION DID NOT CONSTITUTE MECHANICAL BREAKDOWN: ACT OF STATE-SPONSORED PORT AUTHORITY IN ORDINARY COURSE OF CARRYING OUT PORT OR ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS DID NOT FALL WITHIN EXCEPTION OF GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE


DMC/SandT/12/24

England

Carboex SA v Louis Dreyfus Commodities Suisse SA

English Court of Appeal: Lord Neuberger MR, Moore-Bick and Toulson LJJ: [2012] EWCA Civ 838: 19 June 2011:[[66]]

DEMURRAGE: CALCULATION OF LAYTIME: STRIKE EXCEPTION: STRIKE CAUSING CONGESTION AT PORT AND CHARTERED VESSELS DELAYED FROM BERTHING AS A RESULT: PERIOD OF DELAY TO BE DISCOUNTED FROM CALCULATION OF LAYTIME SO LONG AS STRIKE WAS THE EFFECTIVE CAUSE OF DELAY


DMC/SandT/12/23

Singapore

Singapore Court of Appeal

The “Bunga Melati 5” [2012] SGCA 46: Judgment delivered by VK Rajah JA, 21st August 2012: [[67]]

ADMIRALTY JURISDICTION: WHETHER A GOOD ARGUABLE CASE ON THE MERITS REQUIRED: THE VASILIY GOLOVNIN EXPLAINED


DMC/SandT/12/22

Australia

1. Jebsens International (Australia) Pty Ltd and Anor v Interfert Australia Pty Ltd and Ors (2011) 112 SASR 297, 25 August 2011 (Anderson J)

2. Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S v Beach Building & Civil Group Pty Ltd [2012] FCA 696, 29 June 2012 (Foster J):[[68]]

WHETHER VOYAGE CHARTERPARTY A "SEA CARRIAGE DOCUMENT" FOR PURPOSES OF S.11 AUSTRALIAN CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY SEA ACT 1991


DMC/SandT/12/21

England

TAOKAS NAVIGATION SA v. KOMROWSKI BULK SHIPPING KG (GMBH & CO); KENT LINE INTERNATIONAL LTD. v. SOLYM CARRIERS LTD THE MV “PAIWAN WISDOM”

English High Court; Teare J; [2012] EWHC 1888 (Comm); 11 July 2012: [[69]]

CONWARTIME 2004: OWNERS’ LIBERTY TO REJECT VOYAGE ORDERS: MATERIAL INCREASE IN RISK BETWEEN CHARTERPARTY DATE AND DATE OF ORDER NOT REQUIRED: CONTRACTUAL INTERPRETATION


DMC/SandT/12/20

England

Petroleo Brasileiro SA v ENE Kos 1 Ltd

United Kingdom Supreme Court: Lords Phillips, Walker, Mance, Clarke and Sumption: [2012] UKSC 17, [2012] 2 WLR 976: 2 May 2012:[[70]]

TIME CHARTERPARTY: SHELLTIME 3 FORM: VESSEL WITHDRAWN FOR NON-PAYMENT OF HIRE WHILST LOADING: LOSS OF USE OF VESSEL: EXPENSES INCURRED IN DISCHARGING CARGO BACK TO SHORE: WHETHER LOSS AND EXPENSE RECOVERABLE UNDER INDEMNITY CLAUSE: WHETHER RECOVERABLE AS RIGHT CORRELATIVE TO DUTY AS BAILEE TO LOOK AFTER GOODS: WHETHER CHARTERERS’ ORDER TO LOAD AN EFFECTIVE CAUSE...


DMC/SandT/12/19

Hong Kong

The “Decurion”

Hong Kong Court of First Instance: Reyes J: HCAJ No.141 of 2010: 4 May 2012: [[71]]

ADMIRALTY: IN REM JURISDICTION: CLAIM AGAINST VESSEL OWNED BY DEFENDANT: PAYMENT OUTSTANDING FOR BUNKERS SUPPLIED TO DEFENDANT FOR VESSELS CHARTERED BY RELATED COMPANY: STRIKING OUT: WHETHER DEFENDANT “IN POSSESSION OR IN CONTROL” OF CHARTERED VESSELS WITHIN SECTION 12B(4) OF HIGH COURT ORDINANCE


DMC/SandT/12/18

England

EITZEN BULK A/S v. TTMI SARL - THE “BONNIE SMITHWICK”

English High Court; Eder J; [2012] EWHC 202 (Comm); 14 February 2012:[[72]]

SHELLTIME 4: CONTRACTUAL INTERPRETATION: “BUNKERS ON DELIVERY/REDELIVERY” CLAUSE: MEANING OF ‘PRICE ACTUALLY PAID’


DMC/SandT/12/17

Hong Kong

The “Marcatania”

Hong Kong Court of First Instance: Reyes J: HCAJ No.138 of 2008: 2 December 2011:[[73]]

CONTRACT: AGREEMENT TO EXCHANGE SLOTS FOR USE: SLOTS ON VESSEL CHARTERED BY THIRD PARTY: FAILURE TO PAY HIRE: VESSEL WITHDRAWN BY SHIPOWNER: WHETHER SHIPOWNER OBLIGED TO ON-CARRY CARGO UNDER BAILMENT: WHETHER LIABLE IN CONVERSION FOR DELAY IN RELEASING CARGO


DMC/SandT/12/16

England

M.H. Progress Lines SA v Orient Shipping Rotterdam BV and other, The “Genius Star 1”

English Queen’s Court (Commercial Court): Teare J: [2011] EWHC 3083 (Comm), [2012] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 222: 28 November 2011:[[74]]

TIME CHARTERPARTY: SUB-CHARTER: CARGO CLAIM AGAINST SUB-CHARTERER: APPORTIONMENT OF CLAIMS AGAINST CHARTERER AND SHIPOWNER UNDER INTER-CLUB AGREEMENT 1996: DIFFERENT TIME BARS PROVIDED IN HEAD CHARTER AND INTER-CLUB AGREEMENT: APPLICABLE TIME BAR


DMC/SandT/12/15

England

Sideridraulic Systems SpA v BBC Chartering & Logistics GmbH & Co KG

English Queen’s Bench (Commercial Court): Andrew Smith J: [2011] EWHC 3106 (Comm): 30 November 2011: [[75]

CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY SEA: INTERPRETATION OF MASTER’S REMARK IN BILL OF LADING: WHETHER CARGO WAS DECK CARGO UNDER HAGUE-VISBY RULES: IF DECK CARGO, WHETHER PARTIES AGREED THAT HAGUE-VISBY RULES NEVERTHELESS APPLIED: WHETHER US COURTS EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION CLAUSE APPLIED


DMC/SandT/12/14

England

Isabella Shipowner SA v Shagang Shipping Co Ltd (The “Aquafaith”)

English Commercial Court: Cooke J: [2012] EWHC 1077 (Comm): 26 April 2012:[[76]]

TIME CHARTERPARTY: ARBITRATION ACT 1996 SECTION 69 APPEAL: AMENDED NYPE FORM: RULE IN WHITE AND CARTER V MCGREGOR: WHETHER OWNERS OBLIGED TO ACCEPT PREMATURE RE-DELIVERY OF VESSEL BY CHARTERERS


DMC/SandT/12/13

Hong Kong

A O Smith Electrical Products (Changzhou) Co Ltd v Blue Anchor Line & Ors

Hong Kong Court of First Instance: Reyes J: [2012] 1 HKLRD 301: 18 November 2011:[[77]]

CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY SEA: WAYBILL: LETTER OF UNDERTAKING: INTERPRETATION: GOVERNING LAW OF CARRIAGE: APPLICABLE LIMIT OF LIABILITY


DMC/SandT/12/12

Malaysia

Sarawak Shell Berhad v South Sumatra Richfield Marine Pte Ltd (The “Red Gold”)

Malaysian Court of Appeal: Sulaiman Bin Daud JCA, Syed Ahmad Helmy Bin Syed Ahmad JCA and Anantham Kasinather JCA: 19 March 2012: [[78]]

ADMIRALTY: COLLISION BETWEEN OFFSHORE SUPPLY VESSEL AND FIXED OFFSHORE OIL PLATFORM: RIGHT OF VESSEL OWNERS TO LIMIT LIABILITY: WHETHER COLLISION CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE OF OWNERS IN THE NAVIGATION OR MANAGEMENT OF VESSEL: WHETHER VESSEL OWNERS ENTITLED TO LIMIT LIABILITY DUE TO ABSENCE OF ACTUAL FAULT OR PRIVITY: MERCHANT SHIPPING ORDINANCE 1952 SECTION 360 VIZ. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY CONVENTION 1957


DMC/SandT/12/11

England

Osmium Shipping Corporation v Cargill International SA (The “Captain Stefanos”)

English Commercial Court: Cooke J: [2012] EWHC 571 (Comm): 13 March 2012: [[79]]

TIME CHARTERPARTY: ARBITRATION ACT 1996 SECTION 69 APPEAL: AMENDED NYPE (1946) FORM INCORPORATING CONWARTIME 2004: WHETHER VESSEL WAS OFF-HIRE DURING PERIOD OF HIJACKING BY SOMALI PIRATES: WHETHER RIDER CLAUSE PROVIDING FOR OFF-HIRE DURING “CAPTURE/SEIZURE” WAS QUALIFIED BY THE PHRASE “BY ANY AUTHORITY”: WHETHER CONWARTIME 2004 CLAUSE QUALIFIED OFF-HIRE RIDER CLAUSE


DMC/SandT/12/10

England

Progress Bulk Carriers Limited v Tube City IMS LLC (The “Cenk Kaptanoglu”)

English Commercial Court: Cooke J: [2012] EWHC 273 (Comm): 17 February 2012:[[80]]

VOYAGE CHARTERPARTY: ARBITRATION ACT 1996 SECTION 69 APPEAL: WHETHER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT VOIDABLE FOR DURESS: WHETHER OWNERS’ CONDUCT, ALTHOUGH NOT ILLEGAL, AMOUNTED TO “ILLEGITIMATE PRESSURE”


DMC/SandT/12/09

England

Acergy Shipping Ltd v. Société Bretonne De Réparation Navale SAS

Queen’s Bench Division (Commercial Court): David Steel J: [2011] EWHC 2490 (Comm): 5 October 2011: [[81]]

CONTRACT FOR PROVISION OF REPAIR SERVICES TO VESSEL: FIRE CAUSING DAMAGE BEYOND REPAIR WORK UNDERTAKEN: INTERPRETATION OF CONTRACT: SCOPE OF INDEMNITY CONTAINED THEREIN


DMC/SandT/12/08

England

Geofizika DD v. MMB International Limited and Greenshields Cowie & Co Ltd: “The Green Island”

English Court of Appeal; Lord Neuberger, Thomas LJ, and Sir Nicholas Wall; [2010] EWCA Civ 459, [2010] 2 Lloyds Rep 1; 28 April 2010: [[82]]

INCOTERMS 2000 CIP: CARRIAGE ON DECK: OBLIGATIONS OF FREIGHT FORWARDER: CONTRACTUAL INTERPRETATION: CAUSATION


DMC/SandT/12/07

England

Hyundai Merchant Marine Company Limited v Trafigura Beheer BV (The “Gaz Energy”)

English Commercial Court: Flaux J: [2011] EWHC 3108 (Comm): 29 November 2011:[[83]]

TIME CHARTER: SPEED AND PERFORMANCE WARRANTY: PROPER CONSTRUCTION OF CHARTER: WHETHER SPEED AND PERFORMANCE AN “ALL WEATHERS” WARRANTY OR LIMITED TO “MAXIMUM WIND FORCE 4 ON BEAUFORT SCALE”


DMC/SandT/12/06

The “Oriental Baltic”

Singapore High Court: Tan Lee Meng J : [2011] 3 SGHC 75: [[84]]

OWNERS OF VESSEL UNDER VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION: IN REM PROCEEDINGS AGAINST VESSEL COMMENCED AFTER LIQUIDATION: PLAINTIFF FILED CAVEAT AGAINST RELEASE AGAINST VESSEL PRIOR TO LIQUIDATION: ACTION AGAINST COMPANY UNDER LIQUIDATION ORDINARILY STAYED UNDER THE COMPANIES ACT: WHETHER LEAVE SHOULD BE GRANTED TO PLAINTIFF TO CONTINUE WITH ITS ACTION


DMC/SandT/12/05

England

Thai Maparn Trading Co Ltd v Louis Dreyfus Commodities Asia Pte Ltd (The “Med Salvador” and “Goa”)

English Commercial Court: Beatson J: [2011] EWHC 2494 (Comm): 4 October 2011:[[85]]

INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS: FOB CONTRACT: WHETHER BUYERS IN BREACH OF CONDITION PRECEDENT IN CONTRACT BY FAILING TO ISSUE 7 DAY ETA OF VESSEL: WHETHER SELLERS IN REPUDIATORY/RENUNCIATORY BREACH BY REJECTING BUYERS’ NOTICE AND STATING THAT CARGO WOULD NOT BE READY IN TIME


DMC/SandT/12/04

England

Pacific Basin IHX Limited v Bulkhandling Handymax AS (The “Triton Lark”): English Commercial Court: Teare J: [2011] EWHC 2868 (Comm): 8 November 2011:[[86]]

TIME CHARTER: PIRACY RISKS IN GULF OF ADEN IN 2008: CONWARTIME 1993/2004 CLAUSE: ARBITRATION APPEAL: SECTION 69 OF ARBITRATION ACT 1996: CORRECT TEST FOR ASSESSING RISK OF PIRACY INCIDENT OCCURING FOR PURPOSE OF 1993/2004 CLAUSE: WHETHER OWNERS DEVIATED BY REROUTING VESSEL VIA CAPE OF GOOD HOPE INSTEAD OF GULF OF ADEN


DMC/SandT/12/03

England

Emeraldian Limited Partnership v Wellmix Shipping Limited and Guangzhou Iron & Steel Corporation Limited (The “Vine”)

English Commercial Court: Teare J: [2010] EWHC 1411 (Comm): 17 June 2010:[[87]]

VOYAGE CHARTERPARTY: WHETHER VESSEL’S OBLIGATION TO OBTAIN CLEARANCE BY PORT AUTHORITIES BEFORE GIVING NOTICE OF READINESS WAIVED FOR PURPOSE OF COMMENCEMENT OF LAYTIME: WHETHER CHARTERERS COULD RELY ON EXCEPTIONS TO RUNNING OF LAYTIME: WHETHER CHARTERERS IN BREACH OF SAFE PORT WARRANTY: WHETHER DEMURRAGE RECOVERABLE FOR DETENTION OF VESSEL


DMC/12/02

England

ASTRAZENECA UK LIMITED v. ALBEMARLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION and ALBEMARLE CORPORATION

English High Court; Flaux J; [2011] EWHC 1574 (Comm); 21 June 2011:[[88]]

CONTRACT: CLAUSES GRANTING THE RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL: EXCLUSION CLAUSES AND DELIBERATE BREACH


DMC/SandT/12/01

The Netherlands

Furtrans Denzilick Ticaret Ve Sanayi AS (“Furtrans”) v Augusta Due Srl (“Augusta”): The "Constanza M”

Supreme Court of the Netherlands (“SCN”) (summary proceedings): Vice-President J.B. Fleers as Chairman and the judges A.M.J. van Buchem-Spapens, F.B. Bakels, C.E. Drion and G. Snijders LJN:BT2708, December 9, 2011:[[89]]

CONSTRUCTION OF ART. 3(4) SECOND PARAGRAPH, INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION RELATING TO THE ARREST OF SEA-GOING SHIPS 1952

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