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Iran Sanctions – November 2013 Agreement

Over recent weeks, the P5+1 (United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia and China) have

Turkey: Ship Mortgages Under The Commercial Enterprise Pledge

The commercial enterprise pledge, which is of great importance in business transactions as a type of security, is regulated under the Commercial Enterprise Pledge Act ("CEPA") No. 1447. In this article, pledges containing ships that are elements of a commercial enterprise regarding which a commercial enterprise pledge will be established will be examined considering the provisions

Singapore court sentences ex-bunker trader to 8 months jail for abetting in stealing fuel

Former bunker fuel trader Chua Boon Chye has been sentenced to eight months imprisonment

Transocean Oil sues Glenn for missed bunker payments

Singapore-based contractor Glenn Defense Marine (Asia) Pte has been sued by bunker supplier Transocean Oil Pte for failing to pay

Arbitration in the wage settlement for NOR-registered vessels

In the negotiations for seafarers on NOR-registered vessels in October the parties did not come to an

Essar Shipping's China bound vessel with iron ore arrested in Singapore

Indian Essar Shipping's mini-Capesize vessel, Kishore, which was carrying iron ore to China was arrested in

Spain to appeal for damages over Prestige oil spill

Spain will appeal for damages over the Prestige tanker disaster which choked its northwest coast in oil, the government said, after

Australia: Maritime Alert Vessel Turned Away Following Crackdown On Container Stow

A container ship which did not meet the minimum access requirements for container stow working space was recently unable to discharge containers at an Australian port and was forced to leave Australia with containers onboard, with the vessel eventually returning to SE Asia to tranship the containers to other vessels which complied with the requirements.

Somali pirates jailed in US over American deaths

A US court has sentenced two Somali pirates to life in prison without parole for their role in the killing of four

ABB wins over $23 million marine orders for fourteen container ships

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won two orders in the third quarter to provide the waste

Shipping disaster that Spain forgot

An oil tanker in a poor state of repair runs into difficulties at sea. The authorities of the nearest country

Spanish court acquits 3 over 2002 oil tanker sinking that spurred ecological disaster

A Spanish court acquitted all three people charged in the sinking of the Prestige oil tanker off Spain's

London court rules for Algoma in shipbuilding case

St. Catharines, Ontario, headquartered Algoma Central Corporation says it has been advised that the Commercial Court in London, England,

Cyprus: Interim measures for approval of private ship security contractors

The Protection of Cyprus Ships against Acts of Piracy and Other Unlawful Acts Law 2012 requires operators of Cyprus ships intending to employ private security contractors to obtain the prior approval of the Department of Merchant Shipping. Companies intending to operate as private security contractors aboard Cyprus ships also require approval from the department.

Somali Pirate Gets Life in Prison for 4 US Deaths

A Somali pirate was sentenced to life in prison without parole for his role in the shooting deaths of four

The prevention principle in the context of shipbuilding disputes - delays and cancellation

Modern shipbuilding contracts invariably include clauses on the effect of delays caused by the builder, for which the buyer can request liquidated damages, for each day of delay and rescind the contract for excessive delay, beyond the stipulated cancelling date. What is the position, however, where delay is caused by the buyer? The prevention principle, as it is often called,

International arbitration: more than just a dalliance

The recent case of The London Steam Ship Owners Mutual Insurance Association Ltd v The Kingdom of Spain confirms the entitlement of a party to not take part in arbitral proceedings where it is of the view that the proceedings are invalid.


EC opens probe into French tonnage tax

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to examine whether changes to the French tax rules for maritime companies are in line with

The Circumstances In Which An Indorsee Of A Bill Of Lading Obtains Title To Sue The Carrier

This case concerns an issue in relation to the application of s.5(2)(b) of the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1992

Clyde & Co extends China reach to Southwest via Chongqing JLV

International law firm Clyde & Co is pleased to announce the establishment of a Joint Law Venture (JLV)
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