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01/08/2018
There has recently been a significant increase in bunker quality related engine problems following the delivery of fuel supplied in the US Gulf region, particularly in the Houston area.

01/08/2018
Cross-undertakings are routinely required for freezing injunctions. This however, is not the case for arrest of ships. Admiralty Court practice has been not to require such undertakings. In a recent case of the ALKYON, the English High Court was asked to review its existing practice.

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.