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4th Edition

Voyage Charters

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ISBN 9780415833608
Published October 13, 2014 by Informa Law from Routledge
1463 Pages

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Book Description

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

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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.