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Red Sea issues – many ships deviate
January 15, 2024

Red Sea issues – many ships deviate

We continue to see questions coming in on the Red Sea crisis. On Friday US Naval forces advised all vessels to avoid the Red Sea for at least the next 48 to 72 hours. The Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) which makes up 39 member nations including the US, UK, France,... Read more >
Tankers shun Nigeria due to backdated tax demands
June 21, 2023

Tankers shun Nigeria due to backdated tax demands

Recent developments in Nigeria have led the government to issue backdated tax demands on many tanker owners. These taxes appear to relate to an old tax law under which, in certain circumstances, tax was payable on oil exports. It seems however that the law was not... Read more >
Damages for Early Redelivery
June 13, 2023

Damages for Early Redelivery

Shipping is a cyclical business and so are the disputes that come and go with the various cycles. In recent weeks, we’ve seen more enquiries from our ship owner clients and those who insure them concerning charterers trying to find ways out of what are now... Read more >
Tendering NOR – does “wireless” include email?
November 21, 2022

Tendering NOR – does “wireless” include email?

In a recent arbitration under the LMAA Small Claims Procedure (1) the Tribunal had to determine the validity of a Notice of Readiness (“NOR”) which had been tendered by email. The NOR is one of the most important documents for ship owners because it acts as a trigger... Read more >
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