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BIMCO release EEXI transition clause
May 24, 2022

BIMCO release EEXI transition clause

We recently commented here on the regulatory challenges faced by shipowners from 1 January 2023. To ease this burden, BIMCO have released an EEXI transition clause, a copy of which can be found here. More clauses are set to follow to deal with carbon intensity. It... Read more >
London Maritime Arbitration Rides out the Pandemic
May 17, 2022

London Maritime Arbitration Rides out the Pandemic

The London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) has reported a solid set of caseload statistics for 2021, despite the disruption of last year. Members reported 2777 new appointments under its Terms and Procedures in an estimated 1,657 references. The numbers are... Read more >
Repudiatory breach for failure to pay hire
April 21, 2022

Repudiatory breach for failure to pay hire

This recent case1 is a nice example of the problems that arise when charterers fall behind with hire payments. This area of law is a minefield for ship owners and operators. One wrong step or precipitant move can lead to a repudiatory breach by the ship owner. Henshaw... Read more >
Collision Jurisdiction Agreements
April 19, 2022

Collision Jurisdiction Agreements

A recent decision in the Admiralty Court is of interest because it addresses the effect of paragraph C of the standard ASG2 Collision Jurisdiction Agreement (CJA), a copy of which can be found here. In short, paragraph C provides that parties signing a CJA under which... Read more >
Hull Fouling – who pays?
April 11, 2022

Hull Fouling – who pays?

Recently, we’ve seen an uptick in hull fouling claims. These are usually caused by circumstances where ships have been sitting idle off ports waiting to load or discharge or have been laid up due to issues related to the pandemic. The question is always: who should... Read more >
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