Widely regarded as the leading authority on voyage charters, this book is the most comprehensive and intellectually-rigorous analysis of the area, is regularly cited in court and by arbitrators, and is the go-to guide for drafting and disputing charterparty contracts.
Voyage Charters provides the reader with a clause-by-clause analysis of the two major charterparty forms: the Gencon standard charterparty contract and the Asbatankvoy form. It also delivers thorough treatment of COGSA and the Hague and Hague-Visby Rules, a comparative analysis of English and United States law, and a detailed section on arbitration awards.
This book is an indispensable, practical guide for both contentious and non-contentious shipping law practitioners, and postgraduate students studying this area of law.
Preface; SECTION I: GENERAL PRINCIPLES AND GENCON CHARTER; Chapter 1: Formation and Terms of the Charter; Chapter 2: Parties to the Charter; Chapter 3: Description of the Ship; Chapter 4: Proceeding to the Loading Port; Chapter 5: Loading and Discharging Ports, Places and Berths; Chapter 6: The Cargo; Chapter 7: Charterer’s Obligation to Provide Cargo; Chapter 8: Dunnage; Chapter 9: Proceeding on the Cargo Voyage; Chapter 10: Delivery; Chapter 11: Owners’ Responsibility Clause; Chapter 12: Deviation and Delay; Chapter 13: Freight; Chapter 14: Loading and Discharging; Chapter 15: Laytime; Chapter 16: Demurrage; Chapter 17: Liens; Chapter 18: Bills of Lading; Chapter 19: Cancelling Clause; Chapter 20: General Average; Chapter 21: Remedies for Breach of the Charter; Chapter 22: Frustration of the Charter; Chapter 23: Agency; Chapter 24: Brokerage; Chapter 25: General Strike Clause; Chapter 26: War Risks ("Voywar 1950"); Chapter 27: General Ice Clause; Chapter 27A: Law and Arbitration; SECTION II: ASBATANKVOY CHARTER; Chapter 28: Preamble; Chapter 29: Description and Position of Vessel; Chapter 30: The Voyage; Chapter 31: Freight, Demurrage, Commission; Chapter 32: General Average and Arbitration/Tovalop/Special Provisions; Chapter 33: Warranty—Voyage—Cargo; Chapter 34: Freight; Chapter 35: Deadfreight; Chapter 36: Nomination of Loading and Discharging Ports; Chapter 37: Laydays—Cancelling; Chapter 38: Commencement and Calculation of Laytime; Chapter 39: Demurrage; Chapter 40: Safe Berthing—Shifting; Chapter 41: Pumping In and Out; Chapter 42: Hoses—Mooring at Sea Terminals; Chapter 43: Dues—Taxes—Wharfage; Chapter 44: Excluded Cargoes—Vapour Pressure; Chapter 45: Ice; Chapter 46: Two or More Ports Counting as One; Chapter 47: General cargo; Chapter 48: Quarantine and Fumigation; Chapter 49: Cleaning; Chapter 50: General Exceptions Clause; Chapter 51: Issuance of Bills of Lading; Chapter 52: Terms of Bills of Lading; Chapter 53: Clause Paramount and Cargo Claims; Chapter 54: Jason Clause; Chapter 55: General Average; Chapter 56: Collision Clause; Chapter 57: Limitation of Liability; Chapter 58: War Risks; Chapter 59: Deviation; Chapter 60: Lien; Chapter 61: Agents; Chapter 62: Breach; Chapter 63: Arbitration; Chapter 64: Sublet; Chapter 65: Oil Pollution; Section III: The Hague and Hague-Visby Rules; Chapter 66: The Hague and Hague-Visby Rules
'This is unquestionably a book of enormous scale and coverage which has been established as the indispensable text by the commercial maritime and trading fraternity. It is truly a work of authority and distinction.'
Professor D.Rhidian Thomas, Emeritus Professor of Maritime Law, Swansea University and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of International Maritime Law, UK