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We publish News Articles, Circulars and E-Bulletins on general issues that impact the Chartering Market.

The “Tai Prize”: Permission to appeal refused by Supreme Court.

The “Tai Prize”: Permission to appeal refused by Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court has refused permission to appeal in Priminds Shipping (HK) Co Ltd v Noble Chartering Inc (The “Tai Prize”) and affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeal [2021] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 36.   01. Initial Claim and Arbitration Findings The vessel had...

JWC Amendment Effective 07 March 2022

JWC Amendment Effective 07 March 2022

The Joint War Committee (JWC) of the IUA and the LMA have reviewed the summary of Listed Areas and an amendment has been made effective 07 March 2022.

JWC Amendment Effective 15 February 2022

JWC Amendment Effective 15 February 2022

The Joint War Committee (JWC) of the IUA and the LMA have reviewed the summary of Listed Areas and an amendment has been made effective 15 February 2022.

War Risks: The Ukraine situation

War Risks: The Ukraine situation

The developing situation between Russia and Ukraine has resulted in the Joint War Committee (“JWC”) issuing its Circular JWLA-028 on 15 February 2022, adding Ukrainian and Russian waters in the Black Sea and the Sea of Asimov as a JWC Hull War, Piracy, Terrorism and Related Perils Listed Area.

MARPOL Annex VI

MARPOL Annex VI

The International Maritime Organisation held the 76th session of the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC 76) from 10 to 17 of June 2021. This article focuses purely on the amendments made during MEPC 76 to the International Convention for the Prevention of...

Final and Binding finally !

Final and Binding finally !

This case concerned a claim by the buyer of a cargo of fuel oil, who alleged the cargo was off-spec. The Recap for the sale contract included a clause headed “Determination of Quality and Quantity” which provided (“Recap term”

Swell Conditions at the Berth

Swell Conditions at the Berth

A vessel’s ability to perform cargo operations can be affected by ocean swell. At this time of year, the Club often receives reports of vessels calling at ports in the eastern tropical areas of the Pacific where the vessel’s mooring lines have parted at the berth and this has been blamed on swell conditions.