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London Arbitration 22/21

Online Published Date : 22 October 2021 | Appeared in issue: 1093 - 22 October 2021

Sale of goods – Bunkers – Non-payment – Construction of clause providing for payment of interest – Bunker sale contract providing for conferring of maritime lien – Whether open to arbitration tribunal to declare existence of maritime lien – Costs

Arklow Shipping Unlimited Co and Others v Drogheda Port Co DAC (The “Arklow Valour”) – High Court (Admlty) (McDonald J) – 17 September 2021

Online Published Date : 22 October 2021 | Appeared in issue: 1093 - 22 October 2021

Docks and harbours – Vessel grounding on sandbar at mouth of River Boyne – Sandbar within limits of Drogheda Harbour managed by defendant port company – Whether defendant liable – Whether breach of statutory duty – Whether defendant “occupier” of entrance to harbour – Whether defendant in breach of duty – Whether grounding caused by alleged incorrect advice on part of defendant as to maximum sailing draft

Euronav NV v Repsol Trading SA (The “Maria”) – QBD (Comm Ct) (Henshaw J) [2021] EWHC 2565 (Comm) – 24 September 2021

Online Published Date : 22 October 2021 | Appeared in issue: 1093 - 22 October 2021

Demurrage – Time bar – Charterparty providing for demurrage claims to be notified to charterers within 30 days after completion of discharge – Whether “date of completion” to be ascertained according to local time at place of discharge or according to time zone which had the closest and most real connection with the provision in question – Whether claim time-barred