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At the latest Cadwallader’s symposium and dinner I was tempted from the available publications on …show; all for November 2012 – except for the Lloyds Maritime and Commercil Law quartely and LLOYD’S MARITIME LAW, which is for August and October 2012 respectively- here we go:

The Lloyd’s Law Reports, part 9 (2012) Vol includes:  

The Crudesky case,

Charterparty (Voyage/Delay/Vessel delayed at Port Harcourt by Nigerian authorities after loading cargo of crude oil/Whether charterers liable to pay demurrage/Whether payable at full or half rate/Whether owners entitled to recover additional war risk premium/Whether owners entitled to cost of producing fresh water and consumption of bunkers during period of delay.

Sale of goods (fob)/Whether buyers entitled to pass on demurrage and additional war risk insurance liabilities to sellers/Whether sellers in breach of express or implied terms of contract/Whether sellers entitled to rely on force majeure exception/Sale of Goods Act 1979, sections 12 (1) and 12(2)(b).

the F G Wilson (Engineering) Ltd v John Holt & Co (Liverpool) Ltd;

Sale of goods/Action for the price/Passing of property/Retention of title clause/No set-off clause/Whether clause incorporated, applicable and valid/Sale of Goods Act 1979, section 49/Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977, sections 3(2) and 11.

the VTc v PVS  

Charterparty (Time)/Warranty by owners that vessel would arrive at load port with “all cargo tanks… suitable to load the intended cargo”/Vessel found to have crack in slop ank/Whether owners in breach of charter.-

Viewers should note that Lloyd’s Law reports Plus cases are available on www.i-law.com


In this issue:

  • Case and comment
  • Withdrawal with cargo still on board (The Kos)
  • Liability for loss caused through reliance on an inaccurate route guide (Munro v Sturrock)
  • Private, court-approved sales of vessels and aircraft in Malta
  • Limits of contractual estoppel (Procter & Gamble v Svenska Cellulosa, Compass Group v Mid Essex Hospital Services, Dubai Islamic Bank v PSI Energy


  • The subtle variety of jurisdiction agreements PROFESSOR ANDRIAN BRIGGS
  • The Third partes (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2012: unanswered questions and rights of set-off TIM BULLYMORE
  • The hypothetical negotiation measure: an untenable fiction? PETER DEVONSHIRE
  • British Westinghouse revisited  ANDREW DYSON
  • Car accidents and credit hire agreements  PROFESSOR PHILIP RAWLINGS AND IOANNA RUDD
  • Money awards substituting for performance DR DAVID WINTERTON



This newsletter includes cases from Australia

1.the (2012) 858 LMLN 1 – Admiralty jurisdiction – Forward Freight agreement – Whether agreement relating to the carriage of goods by ship – the Transfield ER Futures Ltd v The ship “Giovanna Iuliano” – Federal CT of Australia (Gordon J) 28 May 2012

2.the (2012) 858 LMLN 2 – Tort- Damages-Fraudulent misrepresentation – Agent misrepresenting charterers’ ability to perform charterers – Measure of damages – Owners failing to adduce evidence of loss – whether matter should be remitted to allow owners to prove loss – Thompson v STX Pan Ocean Co Ltd – Federal Ct of Australia (Greenwood, McKerracher and Reeves JJ) – 29 February 2012

Cases – New Zealand

1.The (2012) 858 LMLN 3 – Admiralty  jurisdiction – Caveat against release of vessel from arrest – Caveat lodged by unpaid supplier of fittings to boatbuilder – High Court setting cveat aside and awarding indemnity costs – whether judge entitled to make indemnity costs order – Quantification of costs – the General Marine Services Ltd v The ship “Luana” – Court of appeal of New Zealand (Arnold, Randerson and White JJ – 2 August 2012


(2012) 858 LMLN 4 – Charterparty – Vessel chartered for voyage from Houston to Poti –  additional clause giving charterers option to discharge at second port in which event time to count from arrival at pilot station to dropping outward pilot – Whether additional clause operated independently of charterparty laytime code.-


This includes:

a) Compulsory insuranace of shipowers for maritime claims

b) P & I Clubds nd competition law, and

c) A cse update: foreign arbitration clause n a voyage charter held to be ineffective by Aaustralian court, and

d) Incorportaion by notice of terms in saale contract.-





Finally, the Maritime Risk International  which covers the important issue of Criminalisation and the growing concerns for the industry. Other matters are a report of a collision in Hong Kong; The Human cost of Piracy; and finally the strikes that loom in Americas.  Enjoy the read!


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