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Hong Kong: Ship Managers Find Port Of Refuge Before The Hong Kong Courts

Like London buses, you wait an age for one and none come; but when they do, three come along at once. This is what happened in Hong Kong with the Hong Kong court recently handing down three important decisions affecting a ship manager's right of arrest under Hong Kong law.
Ship managers' fees – a development in Hong Kong?

Owners of vessel ordered by court to pay more than €200,000 in salaries and allowances

The owners of the Panama registered vessel ‘B Ladybug’ were ordered by a court to pay the amount of €205,694 in

Greek chief engineer accused of shortchanging his vessel of 200 tonnes of fuel

A ship's Greek chief engineer who colluded to shortchange his vessel of 200 tonnes of fuel, was convicted on

Somali pirates sentenced by Spanish Supreme Court for hijacking Naval ship

SOMALI pirates who hijacked a Spanish Naval vessel after mistaking it for a private civilian boat are facing

How do you calculate loss of earnings following a collision?

The recent case of Astipalaia vs Hanjin Shenzhen [2014] EWHC 120 (Admlty) has revisited the existing case law on assessment of damages following a collision and provided further clarification as to the appropriate test to be applied. On 26 March 2008 there was a collision between the fully laden VLCC tanker Astipalaia and the container ship Hanjin Shenzhen in the approaches

Ince & Co partners from Shanghai and Greece lead the 2014 Shipping/Transport categories

Ince & Co has announced that Shanghai partner Paul Ho and Piraeus partner Evangelos Catsambas have been

Pacific Marine awarded $2.75m in damages from XMH unit

Pacific Marine & Shipbuilding (PMS) has been awarded SGD3.47m ($2.75m) in damages by the Singapore High

Ince & Co cuts 10 in shipping and finance

Ince & Co has confirmed it is to cut 10 shipping and finance fee earners and six secretarial staff following its

ITIC survey highlights high cost of English litigation for shipbrokers

A survey of London solicitors by ITIC has highlighted the high cost of litigation for shipbrokers and others seeking judgment in the English courts. ITIC gave a panel of London solicitors – all of whom had previously been instructed on cases involving ITIC members – a hypothetical claim scenario involving a broker which had been cut out of commission. The solicitors were asked to

China: Arbitration clauses in Bills of Lading under Chinese legal practice

Successful incorporation of a charterparty arbitration clause into the bills of lading is not a straight forward matter under China jurisprudence and recently a Chinese maritime court dismissed the owners' motion to refer the case to arbitration, because it was held that the C/P arbitration clause incorporated into the B/L was not effective. Details of the matter are as follows. Key points

Second HNA Group vessel arrested inside two weeks

Hong Kong company Shagang Shipping has successfully obtained an order for the arrest of the HNA Group controlled 1999 built,

Kirby, Greek Ship Owner Are Sued in Houston Channel Spill

Kirby Inland Marine LP and Cleopatra Shipping Agency Ltd. were sued by commercial and sport

Operator in Houston Ship Channel Collision on Probation

The operator of the bulk carrier that collided with a barge carrying fuel oil in the Houston Ship Channel was on probation for a

Gulf Nav may put Dh229m provisions for Chinese dispute

Gulf Navigation Holding (GNH) may have take Dh229 million provisions from a case involving Chinese firms for building two VLCCs

Gulf Navigation loses lawsuit

Gulf Navigation Holding on Tuesday said that arbitrators in a case involving a dispute with Chinese firms for building two VLCCs (very large crude carriers) have decided

Cargo ship owners fined $30,000 over oil spill

The owner of the container ship Lolita has been fined $30,000 for leaking around 1000 litres of oil into the

Seaman Guard Ohio families: fundraising appeal launched as British lawyers dismissed

Families of the crewmen being held in India from the MV Seaman Guard Ohio anti-piracy vessel have today

Cargo Liquefaction Remains A Risk

The continued demand to source the most competitive price for iron and nickel ore has highlighted the need for ship owners to exercise contractual prudence and for ship's crew and master to be vigilant during loading. On 25 July 2012, BIMCO published its "Solid Bulk Cargoes that Can Liquefy Clause for Charter Parties". The clause was designed to help ensure the safe transportation of

Assessment Of Damages For Breach Of Contract Of Affreightment

It is a fundamental principle of English law that, when assessing damages for breach of contract, any damages awarded should compensate the innocent party for the loss of its contractual bargain. In other words, the innocent party should be put in the same position that it would have enjoyed had the contract been performed. The Commercial Court has now clarified that,

Shipbuilding Offers A Varying Range

At the start of March, 451 shipyards had 4,995 units (1,000 GT and above) of 107.1m CGT on order. But beneath this, the story is very different when broken down by vessel sector. This month’s Shipbuilding Focus takes a look at the range of yard facilities currently constructing particular ship types.

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