We also report on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and its effect on parties’ contractual obligations under time charterparties, with a particular focus on the NYPE and Shelltime 4 charterparties.
An important French Supreme Court judgment concerning the interplay between the 1952 Brussels Collision Convention on one hand, and other EU legislation and French local law on the other hand is analysed.
We look at a decision which provides an important reminder to P&I Clubs that they need to follow up with their Members (and, more importantly, ex Members) on the status of any litigation/arbitration, particularly when Letter of Undertakings have been issued.
In addition we briefly touch on Regulation 14 of the IMO’s Marpol Annex VI concerning SOx Emissions.
Finally, we feature our regular Case Update, which provides a brief summary of the major recent English court cases relevant to shipping law.
We finish this Bulletin with some recent news and awards.
Should you require any further information or assistance on 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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