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From the Benesch Transportation Archives: Rotterdam Rules—The Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods...

The Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea, otherwise known as the “Rotterdam Rules,” was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 2008. The stated...more

Hong Kong court - enforcing a maritime arbitration award by arresting a ship

The arrest of a ship to obtain security for a maritime claim in jurisdictions where this is permitted is a powerful weapon in the armory of a claimant in shipping disputes. There has, however, been a concern that a claimant...more

Court awards as damages costs incurred as a result of a breach of a law and jurisdiction clause

Swissmarine Services SA v Gupta Coal India Private Limited [2015] EWHC 265 (Comm) - The Claimant and Defendant entered into a COA which contained an English law and jurisdiction clause. When the Defendant failed to...more

Out Of The Extraordinary: The Court Of Appeal's Judgment In Huzar V Jet2.Com

Court of Appeal hands down judgment on the meaning of "extraordinary circumstances" in the case of cancellation or delay arising out of technical faults pursuant to EC Regulation 261/2004 - It is somewhat regrettable...more

Unruly Passengers Beware: ICAO Delivers Montreal Protocol 2014 to Enhance Enforcement Measures Against Unruly Passengers

This month the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) officially adopted a Protocol to amend the Tokyo Convention on offenses committed on aircrafts. The culmination of a four-year effort to modernize the Tokyo...more

Case note: Griffon Shipping LLC V Firodi Shipping Ltd. [2013] EWHC 593

An important decision for the ship sale and purchase market has confirmed that buyers entering into a standard form Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) (on Norwegian Sale Form (NSF) 1993 terms and similar, e.g., the 2012 terms) do...more

Alberta Court says Air Cargo Liability Limits can be Broken

Cargo airlines operating in Alberta may soon find themselves training their front-line staff to ask more questions when dealing with individual consumers. Last month, the Provincial Court of Alberta released a decision in...more

Denied Boarding: European Court Reinforces the Rights of Air Passengers

On 4 October, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down two important judgments in relation to the compensation air carriers are liable for when air travellers are denied boarding. The CJEU found that i)...more

SDNY Bankruptcy Court Tackles Jurisdiction of Federal Maritime Commission

On February 10, 2012, Judge Sean Lane of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York denied the motion of 22 defendants in adversary proceedings filed by the Debtor, The Containership Company,...more

The Inter-Club Agreement: Amendments relating to Security come into force on 1 September 2011

The Inter-Club Agreement, which was last amended in 1996 (the "1996 Agreement"), has been further amended to incorporate a new provision dealing with the entitlement to security for cargo claims. The position under the...more

RS Shipping Bulletin - February 2011

In This Issue: 1 Carriage Of Goods . . . 3 1 . 1 Court Of Appeal Considers The Meaning And Reasonableness Of The ‘No Set-Off’ And ‘Time Bar’ Clauses In The British International Freight Association Terms . . . 3 2...more

Reed Smith Shipping Group Monthly Bulletin - May 2011

In This Issue: ARBITRATION...3 Commercial Court confirms that the court’s power under s.66 Arbitration Act 1996 to enforce an arbitration award extends to declaratory awards...3 Court of Appeal considers...more

RS Shipping Bulletin - March 2011

1 ARBITRATION . . . 3 1 . 1 THE FAILURE OF THE MAJORITY OF A TRIBUNAL TO SPECIFICALLY ADDRESS THE CONCERNS OF THE DISSENTING MEMBER WAS NOT A SERIOUS IRREGULARITY UNDER S.68 ARBITRATION ACT 1996 . . . . 3 2...more

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