We will have a strong panel at the demurrage conference to debate the question of the fair interpretation of pumping clauses. We propose to start from the basi Read more..
Pumping disputes are, without doubt, the greatest cause of delay to the settlement of tanker charter party and CIF/CRF contract demurrage claims. The usual argume Read more..
The Tanker Pumping Performance Working Group has completed its research into the technical aspects of pumping, charter party clause interpretation and documentati Read more..
The Tanker Pumping Performance Working Group's recommendations were presented at our 4th International Conference on Tanker Demurrage at the end of May by Mark As Read more..
The Tanker Pumping Performance Working Group met in December to review progress following the presentation of their recommendations at the 4th International Confe Read more..
We understand that Intertanko's Documentary Committee has endorsed the "pumping performance formula" and that they will now recommend it to their members as a fai Read more..
The next meeting of the Working Group on the Fair Interpretation of Pumping Clauses is scheduled for October. One item on the agenda will be the question of wheth Read more..
The Working Group on the Fair Interpretation of Pumping Clauses has been strengthened by the addition of several new members and now includes representatives from Read more..
Mark Aspinall of Shaw & Croft, representing The Working Group on the Fair Interpretation of Pumping Clauses, presented an entirely new pumping clause for tank Read more..
The Industry Working Group on the validity of Notices of Readiness held its first meeting in March. Both owners’ and charterers’ representatives a Read more..
The Court of Appeal has recently issued its judgment in the case of Flacker Shipping Ltd v. Glencore Grain Ltd. The “Happy Day” and has allowed th Read more..
We have recently been consulted by ship owners about an additional chartering clause that states not only that until free pratique has b Read more..
We asked this question in News Update No. 22 when the High Court heard the case of Kronos Worldwide Ltd. v. Sempra Read more..
A recent London arbitration, LMLN 27/04, highlighted how difficult it can be to write additional charter party clauses that will cover every Read more..
Eight years’ ago the Oil Industry Working Group on the Fair Interpretation of Pumping Clauses presented its conclusions at Asdem’s 4th Read more..
Chevron failed to overturn the High Court judgment in ERG Raffinerie Mediterranee SpA v. Chevron USA Inc. (The “Luxmar& Read more..
There have been three court hearing for this case, two of which we have previously reported. As these are somewhat confusing, here is a summary which may be hel Read more..
Although the London Arbitration 13/15 reported by the Lloyd's Maritime Law Newsletter was dealt with by a single arbitrator under the LMAA Small Read more..
BP Shipping's long-awaited new charter party, BPVOY5, has now been published. We believe the time taken to ensure that the charter party is as clear and up-to-date as possi Read more..