QCR Summer 2019: Delivery of cargo to a person not entitled to delivery under the bill of lading does not cause the bill to be spent
The “Yue You 902” and another matter  SGHC 106
QCR Summer 2019: Reminder from the courts that the vessel’s passage planning is an aspect of seaworthiness
ALIZE 1954 AND ANOTHER v ALLIANZ ELEMENTAR VERSICHERUNGS AG AND OTHERS (THE “CMA CGM LIBRA”)  EWHC 481 (Admlty)
Zagora Management Ltd and Others v Zurich Insurance Plc, Zurich Building Control Services Ltd, and East West Insurance Co Ltd -  EWHC 140 (TCC)
QCR Summer 2019: Insurance - Duty of fair presentation – Waiver of disclosure - the Insurance Act 2015
Young v Royal and Sun Alliance Plc  CSOH 32 – The Scottish Court
Aprile SpA and Others v Elin Maritime Ltd (The “Elin”) – QBD (Comm Ct)  EWHC 1001 (Comm) – 18 April 2019
QCR Summer 2019: Proprietary interest in cargo not required to bring a claim in negligence for pure economic loss
Wilmar Trading Pte Ltd v Heroic Warrior Inc.  SGHC 143
QCR Spring 2019: Cargo of containerised bagged coffee beans found to be damaged by condensation – Inherent vice – Whether carrier failed properly and carefully to load and carry the goods
VOLCAFE LTD AND OTHERS v COMPANIA SUD AMERICANA DE VAPORES SA  UKSC 61 – 5th December 2018 – THE SUPREME COURT
QCR Spring 2019: Carriage of goods by road –Goods lost in transit between Finland and United Kingdom – Which Court has jurisdiction?
ZURICH INSURANCE PLC AND ANOTHER V ABNORMAL LOAD SERVICES (INTERNATIONAL) LTD  1 Lloyd's Rep. 54 – 11 July 2018 - COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
Stallion Eight Shipping Co SA v NatWest Markets plc (The “MV Alkyon”)  EWCA 2760
QCR Spring 2019: Conflict of laws – Forum non conveniens –Plaintiff bringing proceedings against defendant in Shanghai Maritime Court and also in Hong Kong – Should Hong Kong proceedings be stayed in favour of Shanghai Maritime Court?
Bright Shipping Ltd v The Changhong Group (HK) Ltd (The “CF Crystal” and The “Sanchi”) – High Ct of Hong Kong SAR (CFI) (Anthony Chan J)  HKCFI 2474 – 15 November 2018
QCR Spring 2019: Remedies for delivery without production of bill of lading –Company director personally liable for procuring a breach of an agency agreement
Michael Fielding Wolff v Trinity Logistics  EWCA CIV 2765 (12th December 2018)
Taylor v Van Dutch Marine -  EWHC 324 (Ch)
QCR Spring 2019: Whether holder of bill of lading bound to submit to arbitration of demurrage dispute notwithstanding it had not exercised rights of suit
SEA MASTER SHIPPING INC v ARAB BANK (SWITZERLAND) LTD (THE “SEA MASTER”)  1 Lloyd's Rep. 101 – 25th July 2018
QCR Spring 2019: What constitutes a serious irregularity in salvage arbitration — Appeal arbitrator increasing award in reliance on hypothetical scenario not featuring in grounds of appeal nor in appeal hearing
Navigator Spirit SA v Five Oceans Salvage SA (The “Flag Mette”)
QCR Winter 2018: Carriage of goods by sea — Contract of carriage in charterparty or bill of lading...
Carriage of goods by sea — Contract of carriage in charterparty or bill of lading — Can cargo interests sue under straight bill of lading — Whether voluntary salvors entitled to be rewarded — Whether cargo interests entitled to recover transhipment costs — Whether cargo interests liable to contribute in general average if vessel not seaworthy at the commencement of the voyage
QCR Winter 2018: Sale of goods - Letter of indemnity signed by seller and by seller’s bank – Measure of damages for breach of contract by reference to a sub-sale
Euro-Asian Oil SA entered into four transactions with Abilo where Abilo purchased ultra-low sulphur diesel, sold it on to Euro-Asian CIF Constanza, who further sold it on to Real Oil. This dispute related to the fourth transaction where Euro-Asian had agreed to buy, and Abilo agreed to sell 20,000 mt ultra-low sulphur diesel (ULSD).
QCR Winter 2018: Claim under charterparty performance guarantee - Evidence of bribery allegedly obtained by torture — Whether charterparty enforceable
The disponent claimant, Shagang Shipping Co Ltd (Shagang), chartered the vessel Dong-A Astrea, to Grand China Shipping Co Ltd. Grand China’s obligations under the charterparty were guaranteed by the defendant HNA Group Co Ltd (“HNA”). Grand China failed to comply with its obligations under the charterparty. It was in repudiatory breach, which breach was accepted by Shagang, and the charterparty was terminated in 2012.
QCR Winter 2018: Issuing and sending letter of credit through SWIFT on form MT700 – Party issuing the letter of credit the Issuing Bank? – Extrinsic evidence could be relevant
The claimant Yuchai Dongte, a Chinese manufacturer, sought payment pursuant to a letter of credit (LC) which it said had been issued by the defendant on 10 March 2014. The defendant provided financial services and was a member of the SWIFT network - a global platform for secure financial messaging using common standards and forms, but it was not a bank.
QCR Winter 2018: Death of passenger on chartered vessel - When will the time bar be extended to three years under Athens Convention?
Mr Warner chartered a vessel operated by the defendant for the week 11 to 18 August 2012 for the purpose of diving. He died in a diving accident on 14 August 2012. The claimants were his widow and their under aged son, born in November 2011. The claim was lodged on 14 May 2015, more than two years but less than three years after the intended disembarkation, which was agreed to be 18 August 2012. The defendant argued that the claim was time barred.
QCR Winter 2018: Excessive speed – a prime example of a fault likely to contribute to a collision occurring and to the severity of the collision
This decision is an appeal from the High Court’s judgement reported by the Club in QCR Summer 2017.