Charterparties and Bills of Lading are the cornerstones of shipborne trade. However, it is not uncommon that they give rise to disputes between the contracting parties. The articles below look at some of the issues that tend to arise and aim to assist Members in their day to day business.



Two birds with one stone - package limitation 

Clausing the bill of lading


Bunker quality disputes 

Global Sulphur Cap 2020 - working with the law 

Bankruptcy of bunker supplier 


Deductions from hire: Off-hire and equitable set-off 

Remedies for non-payment of hire: withdrawal/suspension 

Remedies for non-payment of hire: liens, interception of freight and other forms of security 

Inter-Club Agreement (ICA)

The ICA and its operation 

Inter-Club Agreement: Room for interpretation


The LOI - a contract in its own right