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?
The owners of the Panama registered vessel ‘B Ladybug’ were ordered by a court to pay the amount of €205,694 in
A ship's Greek chief engineer who colluded to shortchange his vessel of 200 tonnes of fuel, was convicted on
SOMALI pirates who hijacked a Spanish Naval vessel after mistaking it for a private civilian boat are facing
The recent case of Astipalaia vs Hanjin Shenzhen  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 has announced that Shanghai partner Paul Ho and Piraeus partner Evangelos Catsambas have been
Pacific Marine & Shipbuilding (PMS) has been awarded SGD3.47m ($2.75m) in damages by the Singapore High
Ince & Co has confirmed it is to cut 10 shipping and finance fee earners and six secretarial staff following its
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
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
Hong Kong company Shagang Shipping has successfully obtained an order for the arrest of the HNA Group controlled 1999 built,
Kirby Inland Marine LP and Cleopatra Shipping Agency Ltd. were sued by commercial and sport
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 Navigation Holding (GNH) may have take Dh229 million provisions from a case involving Chinese firms for building two VLCCs
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
The owner of the container ship Lolita has been fined $30,000 for leaking around 1000 litres of oil into the
Families of the crewmen being held in India from the MV Seaman Guard Ohio anti-piracy vessel have today
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
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,
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.