The Charterer's P&I team produce videos on a regular basis, where they review and discuss various topics and court rulings that have a bearing on P&I cover in general.

Issues with LOIs

Carlos Vasquez talks about LOIs, whether they are enforceable in the courts, and how an assured can best protect themselves as they are not covered by your insurance.

Interclub Agreements

Chris Ward talks about a recent arbitration which the Charters’ Club successfully defended, whereby the parties contended whether an Interclub Agreement had been incorporated into a charter.

Interpreting Shipping Contracts

Stephen Mann explains the 4 step process that is needed when wording a shipping contract, including assembling the material, identifying conflicting clauses, and what is actually meant from the contract wording.

Environmental Disasters & Force Majeure

Ed looks at the case of Classic Maritime v Limbungan Makmur, where the Charterer was unable to fulfill its shipment obligations when the Fundao dam in Brazil burst in 2015.

LOI and a charter party wordings

Ed Turner reviews an important judgment by the court of appeal regarding the interplay of wording between a Letter of Indemnity and a charter party clause.

How to avoid time bar pitfalls

Ed Turner discusses the high court’s interpretation of a clause in a charter party requiring the parties to have commenced procedures within a certain time period.

Chris Ward Interview

Chris Ward of Charterers’ P&I discusses the legal liabilities due to unsafe berth conditions due to swell brought about by weather conditions in the local area.

Stephen Mann Interview

Stephen Mann discusses the subject of defending Demurrage claims where loading has been delayed due to cargo not arrived or bad weather.