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Indonesia sets the cat amongst the pigeons!

In an interesting and possibly troubling development the Indonesian Ministry of Transport has announced that it will not enforce the IMO 2020 global limits on sulphur content in marine fuels on its domestic fleet until low sulphur fuel oil becomes more readily available in the domestic market. Although Indonesia cannot opt out of the new [...]

August 6th, 2019|

Another Award for BDM.

David McInnes has been awarded Logistics Lawyer of the Year in Corporate LiveWire Global Awards 2019. Thanks to all our clients and peers who recommended him for this award. Such endorsements help us to know that we are on the right track.  David commented: “I am very pleased to receive this award. It has been a busy and [...]

August 2nd, 2019|

Good news for bareboat charterers!

We previously reported a High Court decision on the M/V Arctic in which it was decided that demise charterers’ obligation under Clause 9(a) of an amended BARECON 89 Form to keep the vessel in class during the period of charter was a condition of the contract. That decision was seen as being very onerous on the [...]

August 1st, 2019|

Today marks one week in our new office!

Today marks the end of our first week in our new office in the heart of the maritime and insurance district opposite the Lloyd’s Building. Over the next few months we look forward to welcoming our clients and friends. It is thanks to them that we have been able to build a responsive and dynamic [...]

July 26th, 2019|

Supreme Court regains shipping experience

Following the recent retirements of Lord Sumption and Lord Clarke, the Supreme Court will shortly benefit from the maritime and commercial experience of Lord Justice Hamblen who will join on 13 January 2020. This goes some way to address recent concerns that the Supreme Court is under-represented in terms of shipping. It will also reinforce [...]

July 25th, 2019|

Supreme Court rules on how to calculate Constructive Total Loss (CTL)

Regular visitors to our blog may remember our earlier article on the “Renos” which can be found here. Since then hull underwriters were granted leave to appeal that decision to the Supreme Court on two issues. Should costs incurred before Notice of Abandonment is tendered be excluded from the CTL calculation? Should SCOPIC costs be [...]

July 11th, 2019|