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Shipping E-Brief January 2017 articles
This decision provides a very useful clarification of the burden of proof in cargo claims. It also confirms that general industry practice can be good evidence of a sound system for the carriage of cargo.
Liability without fault under the Inter-Club Agreement
In construing a provision for the apportionment of cargo claims under the ICA, the Court held the Charterers liable for the loss even though they were not at fault.
A shipbuilding dispute in which the English Court allowed English proceedings to continue even though foreign insolvency proceedings were underway.
The Court has confirmed that package limitation under the Hague Rules does not apply to bulk cargo. There is no previous English decision providing a conclusive answer to this question since the Hague Rules were introduced in 1924.
Towcon: meaning of “in light ballast condition”
“In light ballast condition” is a frequently used towage term but what does it mean?
A recent London arbitration award that allowed the Owners to recover their legal and experts costs of successfully defending a cargo claim under the ICA.
EMAC was officially launched in November 2016. We summarise its key features and Rules.