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Americas Bulk Transport Ltd v Cosco Bulk Carrier Ltd (The “Grand Fortune”) – QBD (Comm Ct) (HHJ Pelling QC, sitting as a Judge of the High Court) [2020] EWHC 147 (Comm) – 30 January 2020

Online Published Date : 13 February 2020 | Appeared in issue: 1049 - 13 February 2020

Arbitration – Jurisdiction – Sub-charter evidenced by fixture recap incorporating terms of head charterparty – Disponent owner not identified in recap – Arbitration commenced by assignee of head charterer claiming payment of hire against sub-charterer – Whether valid arbitration agreement – Sub-charterer disputing identity of disponent owner – Whether arbitration tribunal lacked jurisdiction

Priminds Shipping (HK) Co Ltd v Noble Chartering Inc (The “Tai Prize”) – QBD (Comm Ct) (HHJ Pelling QC, sitting as a Judge of the High Court) [2020] EWHC 127 (Comm) – 31 January 2020

Online Published Date : 13 February 2020 | Appeared in issue: 1049 - 13 February 2020

Carriage of goods by sea – Master invited to sign bill of lading stating cargo shipped in apparent good order and condition – Cargo found to be damaged on discharge – Chinese courts holding shipowner liable to receivers – Head charterers settling with shipowner – Head charterers claiming indemnity from sub-charterers – Whether misrepresentation by master – Whether sub-charterers liable to indemnify head charterers

London Arbitration 1/20

Online Published Date : 27 February 2020 | Appeared in issue: 1050 - 27 February 2020

Charterparty – Indemnity – Owners claiming indemnity from charterers on basis that bills of lading imposed more onerous liability than those imposed in charterparty – Claim made under express clause in charterparty – Whether claim time-barred – Date on which cause of action arose