In many cases complications in cargo claims arise where there are disputes about which law and jurisdiction governs the contract of carriage. Receivers often seek to bring proceedings against the carrier in the jurisdiction where the goods were delivered; almost always this is the receivers’ local jurisdiction with the local court all too ready to accept jurisdiction. As a result carriers may find themselves far from certain of a fair outcome.
The UK Club, together with the UK Defence Club, are sponsoring first ever Asian Maritime Law and Arbitration Conference from 10 to 11 April 2014 in Singapore, in conjunction with the Singapore Maritime Week 2014 and organised by the Maritime Law Association of Singapore (MLAS), jointly with the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA).
An updated version of the Donjon-Smit Funding Agreement which has the following new footer: Donjon-Smit (Tanker and Non-Tank) Version B February 11, 2014 together with Annexes 1-5 has been uploaded to the Club website.
Members are advised to take care to sign the updated WSMC enrolment agreement which is compliant with International Group guidelines ( Circular 22/13 ) and not earlier unapproved versions as described in Circular 17/13.