HFW Shipping Bulletin – 17 Sept. 2015

Cruise Industry, Executive Travel, Holidays, Legal, Press and Media, Reports — By on September 17, 2015 at 2:03 PM

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Welcome to the September edition of our Shipping Bulletin

We start the September bulletin with an article from our Melbourne office concerning a recent appeal court case that considered the issue of precisely when a new build vessel becomes a ship and when ownership passes in relation to the vessel.

In the next article two cases are reviewed that emphasise boththe power and the limits of the English Court to assist a party where its opponent has progressed a claim in another jurisdiction in breach of an exclusive English law and jurisdiction clause.

The next two articles consider two risks that can commonly arise in shipping – damage to cargo, and delay. The first article,  SFL HAWK, explains the reasoning of the English Court in deciding that the carrier was obliged to pay twice for damage to the same cargo. In the second, an arbitration, the vessel was delayed because she was undergoing repairs, however, the charterers were neither able to place the vessel off-hire nor claim demurrage from their sub-charterers.

Finally, we look at new risks that the maritime industry is facing from cyber crime/attacks and highlight some examples of those risks.

Should you require any further information or assistance with any of the issues dealt with here, please do not hesitate to contact any of the contributors to this bulletin, or your usual contact at HFW.


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