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Voyage Charters

4th Edition

By Julian Cooke, Tim Young, Michael Ashcroft, Andrew Taylor, John Kimball, David Martowski, LeRoy Lambert, Michael Sturley

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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.

Key features of the fourth edition:

  • The only textbook to deal specifically with this key area of maritime law
  • Written by an impressive team of highly-regarded maritime authorities from both sides of the Atlantic
  • Contains a wealth of updated English and American case law and arbitrations, as well as addressing broader issues such as Rome II Regulation Convention regarding the conflict of laws
  • Practical user-friendly guide, which is accessible not only to lawyers but also shipping professionals
  • A new, detailed United States law section on COGSA

This book is an indispensable, practical guide for both contentious and non-contentious shipping law practitioners, and postgraduate students studying this area of law.

Table of Contents

Section 1. 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. Charterers’ 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. Damages 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 Section 2. Gencon Charter 1994 Chapter 28. Clause 1 Chapter 29. Owners’ Responsibility Clause Chapter 30. Deviation Clause Chapter 31. Payment Of Freight Chapter 32. Loading/Discharging Chapter 33. Laytime Chapter 34. Demurrage Chapter 35. Lien Clause Chapter 36. Cancelling Clause Chapter 37. Bills Of Lading Chapter 38. Both-To-Blame Collision Clause Chapter 39. General Average And New Jason Clause Chapter 40. Taxes And Dues Clause Chapter 41. Agency Chapter 42. Brokerage Chapter 43. General Strike Clause Chapter 44. War Risks ("Voywar 1993) Chapter 45. General Ice Clause Chapter 46. Law And Arbitration Section 3. Asbatankvoy Charter Chapter 47. Preamble Chapter 48. Part I: Description And Position Of Vessel Chapter 49. The Voyage Chapter 50. Freight, Demurrage, Commission Chapter 51. General Average And Arbitration/Tovalop/Special Provisions Chapter 52. Part II Warranty—Voyage—Cargo Chapter 53. Freight Chapter 54. Deadfreight Chapter 55. Nomination Of Loading And Discharging Port Chapter 56. Laydays—Cancelling Chapter 57. Commencement And Calculation Of Laytime Chapter 58. Demurrage Chapter 59. Safe Berthing—Shifting Chapter 60. Pumping In And Out Chapter 61. Hoses—Mooring At Sea Terminals Chapter 62. Dues—Taxes—Wharfage Chapter 63. Excluded Cargoes—Vapour Pressure Chapter 64. Ice Chapter 65. Two Or More Ports Counting As One Chapter 66. General Cargo Chapter 67. Quarantine And Fumigation Chapter 68. Cleaning Chapter 69. General Exceptions Clause Chapter 70. Issuance Of Bills Of Lading Chapter 71. Terms Of Bill Of Lading Chapter 72. Clause Paramount And Cargo Claims Chapter 73. Jason Clause Chapter 74. General Average Chapter 75. Collision Clause Chapter 76. Limitation Of Liability Chapter 77. War Risks Chapter 78. Deviation Chapter 79. Lien Chapter 80. Agents Chapter 81. Breach Chapter 82. Arbitration Chapter 83. Sublet Chapter 84. Oil Pollution Section 4. The Hague And Hague-Visby Rules Chapter 85. The Hague And Hague-Visby Rules Section 5: Appendices

About the Authors

Julian Cooke, Tim Young and Michael Ashcroft are all members of leading London shipping law chambers 20 Essex Street, UK.

Andrew Taylor is Partner at Reed Smith, UK.

John Kimball concentrates his practice in the areas of admiralty and maritime law at Blank Rome, USA.

David Martowski is a full-time arbitrator and mediator in New York, USA.

LeRoy Lambert is President of Charles Taylor P&I Management (Americas) Inc, USA.

Michael Sturley is an expert in admiralty law and Supreme Court practice at The University of Texas at Austin, USA.

About the Series

Lloyd's Shipping Law Library

We are proud of our Lloyd’s Shipping Law Library, and rightly so; our collection has the leading titles written by the heavyweight practitioners of the shipping world. Shipping lawyers worldwide will find the information that they need at their fingertips within this library.

This diverse and truly international portfolio covers both wet and dry shipping; for example, we have titles on marine insurance, admiralty jurisdiction, shipbuilding, tug and tow, general average, arrest of ships, and laytime and demurrage. Our key titles include Voyage Charters and Time Charters.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Maritime