The Law of Shipbuilding Contracts examines the principles of English contract law as these apply to shipbuilding. The leading text on shipbuilding and marine construction, widely used by the global maritime community, this new edition is updated to account for the "long tail" effects of the global economic crisis on the sector.
The authors provide expert analysis on the key shipbuilding contract forms, including sections dealing with agreements ancillary to the shipbuilding contract and ship conversion contracts, together with — for the first time — contracts for the construction of offshore oil and gas vessels and units. The new edition has been comprehensively updated, including commentary on recent High Court decisions on shipbuilding contracts and, in particular, associated refund guarantees. The contractual and legal consequences of global economic turbulence and the resultant increase in the number and size of disputes in the shipbuilding sector are discussed, alongside coverage of other contemporary regulatory and legal issues resulting from environmental pressures and the trend for "cleaner", more efficient tonnage.
A comprehensive and authoritative resource, this book is essential reading for buyers and charterers of newbuilding tonnage, shipbuilders and offshore construction yards, shipbrokers, banks and other finance providers, lawyers and insurers working in the maritime and offshore oil and gas sectors, as well as students of maritime law.
PART ONE: Chapter One- Nature of the shipbuilding contract
PART TWO: Chapter Two- Formation of the shipbuilding contract
PART THREE: Chapter Three- Preamble
Chapter Four- Article I - Description and class
Chapter Five- Article II - Contract price and terms of payment
Chapter Six- III - Adjustment of contract price
Chapter Seven - Approval of plans and drawings and inspection during construction
Chapter Eight- – Modifications
Chapter Nine- – Trials
Chapter Ten- Article VII – Delivery
Chapter Eleven- Article VIII - Delays and extensions of time for delivery
Chapter Twelve- Article IX - Warranty of quality
Chapter Thirteen- Article X - Rescission by buyer
Chapter Fourteen- Article XI - Buyer's default
Chapter Fifteen- Article XII – Insurance
Chapter Sixteen- Article XIII - Dispute and arbitration
Chapter Seventeen- Article XIV - Right of assignment
Chapter Eighteen- Article XV - Taxes and duties
Chapter Nineteen- Article XVI - Patents, trademarks, copyrights etc
Chapter Twenty - Article XVII - Buyer's supplies
Chapter Twenty One- Article XVIII - Notice
Chapter Twenty Two- Article XIX - Effective date of contract
Chapter Twenty Three- Article XX – Interpretation
Chapter Twenty Four- Article XXI - Sundry provisions
Chapter Twenty Five- Guarantee
Chapter Twenty Six- Other typical shipbuilding contract terms
PART FOUR: Chapter Twenty Seven- Agreements ancillary to the shipbuilding contract
PART FIVE: Chapter Twenty Eight- Ship conversion contracts
Appendix A BIMCO NEWBUILDCON FORM
Appendix B ILU Institute Clauses for Builders’ Risks
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