Registration of ships is an important area in merchant shipping. The subject is also governed by the UN
LUKE Chukwudi Ilogu, 63, can best be described as a silent achiever in commercial and maritime law practice.
News from the US on the energy front continues to rattle the windows. New statistics reveal that North American crude oil production jumped by over 1 million barrels per day (b/d) last year, helping push global crude production up 2% to the record level of 75.6m b/d. The jump in North American output, which increased to 12.2 million b/d last year
Rotterdam-based law firm AKD has claimed creditors of ailing shipping groups such as STX Pan Ocean of South Korea,
Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras, concerning news broadcast in the press, explains that it is taking all the steps
The Somali man who helped pirates negotiate hostage ransoms should face claims of hostage taking, as well as
Nine Somali pirates were yesterday sentenced to five years by a Mombasa court for hijacking a civilian ship from Spain in 2010. The court upheld
The Supreme People’s Procuracy has indicted a former deputy general director of Vinalines and four other
The external dimension of the EU’s maritime policy was important from the outset. Given Europe’s geographical position and the importance of maritime transport to its external trade, it could hardly be otherwise. The exposure of European flagged or manned fleets to lower cost competition from many third countries was a constant concern and while the structural decline
Mauritius has put on trial 12 Somali pirates who were arrested early this year off the Horn of African country.
For two days, the four Americans held aboard their yacht by Somali pirates had been shadowed in the Indian
Ministry of Manpower Singapore (MOM) has announced that five maritime and offshore firms have been convicted
Susman Godfrey LLP, one of the nation’s top antitrust litigation firms, yesterday filed a
The Maritime Security Review has learned that plans for a radical shakeup of the maritime security industry’s
Germany is in the final stages of significantly reforming its maritime trade law. The reform bill has been approved by parliament and is set to enter into
The forces of the EU deployed in the Indian Ocean as part of Operation Atalanta are forced to release around
In our October 2012 Shipping E-brief, we reported on the Commercial Court decision in The Bulk Chile, which held that a ship-owner is entitled to redirect the payment of freight due under bills of lading and separately rely on a charterparty lien on sub-freights. The Court of Appeal has now upheld that decision. The prevailing view remains that
A Somali man charged with piracy and murder in the deaths of four Americans is ineligible for the
The IMO International Maritime Law Institute, (IMLI), based in Malta has conferred on the Legal Committee the
International law firm Wikborg Rein has appointed two new partners to its shipping and offshore team.