England and Wales High Court of Justice, 25 July 2018, Sea Master Shipping Inc v. Arab Bank (Switzerland) Ltd, [2018] EWHC 1902 (Comm)

A FOB buyer of goods, Agrobusiness, chartered a vessel owned by Sea Master Shipping Inc (“Owner”) and resold the cargo on the CIF terms. The charter contained a LMAA arbitration clause, clause, which covered “any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Contract”. Several bills of lading covered the cargo, each incorporating the [...]

England and Wales High Court of Justice, 24 May 2018, Grindrod Shipping Pte Ltd v. Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. LTD, [2018] EWHC 1284 (Comm)

Grindrod Shipping Pte Ltd (“Claimant”) chartered a motor vessel from Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. Ltd (“Defendant”). The alleged non-compliance by the master’s vessel with voyage orders to sail from Australia to Mozambique and Tanzania led Claimant to initiate arbitral proceedings. By its award issued on 27 July 2017, a London Maritime Arbitration Association tribunal dismissed [...]

England and Wales High Court of Justice, 15 May 2018, Navigator Spirit SA v. Five Oceans Salvage SA, [2018] EWHC 1108 (Comm)

Navigator Spirit SA (“Claimant”) is an owner of a vessel, subject of the operation of the salvage operated by Five Oceans Salvage SA (“Defendant”). During the first instance arbitration, based on an arbitration agreement set forth in the Lloyd’s Open Form of Salvage Agreement, Defendant asserted that it was entitled to compensation for two dangers. [...]

High Court of Justice, 11 May 2018, Agile Holdings Corporation v. Essar Shipping Ltd, [2018] EWHC 1055

The appellant Agile Holding Corporation (“Agile”) appealed under section 69 of the Arbitration Act, 1996 against the respondent Essar Shipping Limited (“Essar”). The arbitration concerned the chartering by ship of a cargo of iron from India to Tunisia. As the cargo was combustible, the vessel was cleared to load but caught fire during the voyage. [...]

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