Cause and (no) effect | Case by Case (Ep. 65)
This week Luke and Calum discuss the English Court of Appeal case of Unicredit Bank AG v Euronav NV  EWCA Civ 471.
This is a fascinating case that gets into the heart of the status of paper bills of lading. It highlights the dangers for banks in relying on paper bills, where the charterparty allows for novation of the charterparty and delivery against a letter of indemnity from charterers.
In the Bunker(s) | Case by Case (Ep. 64)
Case by Case – episode 64: In the Bunker(s)
What are bunkers? Fuel on ships. You know when you hire a rental car and it comes with a full tank… and you need to choose whether to give the car back with a full tank (having filled up yourself) or you pay the top up amount at the rental company’s price? Well, we are talking about something similar here. Ships don’t usually get delivered, or redelivered, on time charters with full tanks. But how do you deal with the bunkers? Here we look at what formula should apply to work out how much the charterers (ie. the renters) need to pay the owners (ie. the rental company) for the fuel on redelivery. It’s a neat one that deals with when charterers redeliver too much ! Remember the price of fuel fluctuates regularly and we’re not talking about the mere cost of filling up a car…
Citation is LMLN London Arbitration 3/23.
The Usual Subjects | Case by Case (Ep. 61)
This week Luke and Calum are back with a chat about England & Wales Court of Appeal case DHL Project & Chartering Ltd v Gemini Ocean Shipping Co Ltd  EWCA Civ 1555.
Ever Given – Salvaging a Contract | Case by Case (Ep. 60)
We go back to the moment when everyone knew what shipping lawyers dealt with. The Ever Given blocked the Suez Canal in March 2021. Luke and Calum remember it like yesterday.
MEPs will vote on the reform of the EU’s Emissions Trading System in the plenary session on the 17-20 April
The EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) was introduced in 2005. It is the foundation of the EU’s policy to combat climate change and is a key tool for cost-effectively working towards a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.