Shipping e-brief — July 2013

The July 2013 issue of Ince & Co’s shipping e-brief is available now. The shipping e-brief is a quarterly publication that provides information on key legal decisions and developments in shipping and related business areas.

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  • Single hire default entitles owners to withdraw and claim loss of profit for remaining charter period
  • Commercial Court confirms owners’ affirmation of charterparty does not prevent later acceptance of continuing renunciatory breach
  • Can you recover the costs of exercising a lien?
  • Enforceability of English arbitration agreements and a cautionary tale on SAFE registration in China
  • Ship arrest abroad not in breach of undertaking in worldwide freezing order
  • On the importance of back-to-back indemnities
  • Service of NOR by email not permissible under this voyage charterparty
  • Tribunal finds additional insurance cover against piracy risks not ‘necessary’ and premium not recoverable from charterers
  • Could owners be liable for conversion by retaining bunkers on board the vessel after withdrawal?
  • Staying Court proceedings in favour of arbitration where the existence of the arbitration agreement is disputed

Shipping legislation and regulation

  • The recent reform of German maritime law
  • Revised MARPOL Annex V: an update

Ship finance

  • Judgment calls into question ‘fast-track’ court sale procedure


  • Court of Appeal clarifies time for determining whether breach of contract repudiatory
  • Good faith obligations in contract: are the English Courts going soft?

News and events

  • English High Court refuses to allow constitution of limitation fund by letter of undertaking
  • Ince & Co celebrates 20th anniversary in Piraeus
  • Ince & Co partner Albert Levy re-elected as chair of Superyacht UK
  • Ince & Co advises Gunvor Singapore on $850m revolving credit facility