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02/07/2018
The Singapore Court of Appeal recently confirmed that liens over sub-freights are to be regarded as registrable charges under Singapore’s Companies Act. This means that failure to register a lien means it will be void against the liquidator and any creditor of the company which granted the lien.

02/07/2018
This article highlights some of the charterparty difficulties and implications for Members arising out of the recent announcement regarding “snap back” of US extra-territorial sanctions on Iran.

01/06/2018
The forthcoming changes to the rules governing sulphur emissions contained in MARPOL Annex VI present technical, commercial and contractual challenges to shipowners.

01/06/2018
A recent LMAA Small Claims Arbitration reference offers useful guidance on the question of what “free of salt” means when used in a cargo hold description. The case was brought by a Member entered in the Association.

01/11/2017
The Singapore High Court recently clarified whether a ship may be arrested as security for a claim subject to a foreign court action. In the EUROHOPE the court characterised such an arrest as an abuse of process and over-turned the arrest which, in the future, may give rise to a claim for damages for wrongful arrest: DSA Constultancy (FZC) v The “EUROHOPE” [2017] SGHC 218.