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.
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.
The forthcoming changes to the rules governing sulphur emissions contained in MARPOL Annex VI present technical, commercial and contractual challenges to shipowners.
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.
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”  SGHC 218.