Maritime Shipping in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Stag Line Ltd v Foscolo, Mango & Company Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 10 Diciembre 1931

    It is important to remember that the Act of 1924 was the outcome of an International Conference and that the rules in the Schedule have an international currency. As these rules must come under the consideration of foreign Courts it is desirable in the interests of uniformity that their interpretation should not be rigidly controlled by domestic precedents of antecedent date, but rather that the language of the rules should be construed on broad principles of general acceptation.

  • Hillas & Company Ltd v Arcos Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 05 Julio 1932

    Business men often record the most important agreements in crude and summary fashion: modes of expression sufficient and clear to them in the course of their business may appear to those unfamiliar with the business far from complete or precise. It is accordingly the duty of the Court to construe such documents fairly and broadly, without being too astute or subtle in finding defects, but, on the contrary, the Court should seek to apply the old maxim of English law,

  • Monarch Steamship Company Ltd v Karlshamns Oljefabriker (A/B)
    • House of Lords
    • 09 Diciembre 1948

    It was necessary to lay down principles lest juries should be persuaded to do injustice by imposing an undue, or perhaps an inadequate, liability on a defendant. The Court must be careful, however, to see that the principles laid down are never so narrowly interpreted as to prevent a jury, or judge of fact, from doing justice between the parties.

  • Midland Silicones Ltd v Scruttons Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 06 Diciembre 1961

    I can see a possibility of success of the agency argument if (first) the Bill of Lading makes it clear that the stevedore is intended to be protected by the provisions in it which limit liability, (secondly) the Bill of Lading makes it clear that the carrier, in addition to contracting for these provisions on his own behalf, is also contracting as agent for the stevedore that these provisions should apply to the stevedore, (thirdly) the carrier has authority from the stevedore to do that, or perhaps later ratification by the stevedore would suffice, and (fourthly) that any difficulties about consideration moving from the stevedore were overcome.

  • Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Company Ltd v Adamastos Shipping Company Ltd (Saxon Star.)
    • Court of Appeal
    • 16 Abril 1957

    This Bill of Lading shall have effect subject to the provisions of the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act of the United States, approved April 16th, 1936, which shall be deemed to be incorporated herein, and nothing herein contained shall be deemed a surrender by the Carrier of any of Its rights or immunities or an increase of any of its responsibilities or liabilities under said Act.

  • Alma Shipping Corporation of Monrovia v Mantovani (Dione)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 20 Noviembre 1974

    (e) If the charterer sends the vessel on an illegitimate last voyage that is, a voyage which it cannot be expected to complete within the charter period, then the shipowner is entitled to refuse that direction and call for another direction for a legitimate last voyage. If the charterer refuses to give it, the shipowner can accept his conduct as a breach going to the root of the contract, fix a fresh charter for the vessel, and sue for damages.

  • Panchaud Frères S.A. v Etablissements General Grain Company (African Night.)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 06 Noviembre 1969

    The present case is not a case of "waiver" strictly so called, It is a case of estoppel by conduct. The basis of it is that a man has so conducted himself that it would be unfair or unjust to allow him to depart from a particular state of affairs whichanother has taken to he settled or correct, see the cases I referred to in Central Newbury v. Unity Finance (1957 1 Q.B. at page 380).

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Books & Journal Articles
  • Unsatisfactory Implication - a Case for Revision. Dalmare SpA v Union Maritime Ltd and Valor Shipping Ltd [2012] EWHC 3537 (Comm)
    • Núm. 3-1, Enero 2013
    • Southampton Student Law Review
    • Mateusz Bek
    • 69-72
    Until the decision in Air Transworld1 it had been trite law that unequivocal language was necessary in order to exclude from a contract a term implied by a statute. The recent judgement in The Unio...
  • Global Collective Bargaining on Flag of Convenience Shipping
    • Núm. 42-1, Marzo 2004
    • British Journal of Industrial Relations
    The most significant case of transnational union bargaining co‐ordination in existence is in the maritime shipping industry. A global union association, the International Transport Workers’ Federat...
    ...... Shipping Nathan Lillie Abstract The most significant case of transnational union bargaining co-ordination in e xistence is in the maritime shipping industry. A g lobal union association, the International Transport W orkers’ Feder ation (ITF), and a global employers’ f ederation, the ......
    • Núm. 44-3, Septiembre 2006
    • British Journal of Industrial Relations
    Book reviewed: Capitalist Diversity and Change: Recombinant Governance and Institutional Entrepreneurs by Colin Crouch. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2005, 184 pp., ISBN 0 19 928647 7, £50.00.
    ...... Worker s — Collective Bargaining and Regulatory P olitics in Maritime Shipping by Nathan Lillie. R outledge, New York and London, 2006, vii + ......
  • Global patterns of maritime piracy, 2000–09
    • Núm. 49-4, Julio 2012
    • Journal of Peace Research
    This article introduces the Maritime Piracy Data (MPD), a dataset dedicated to understanding the nature, dynamics, and causes of contemporary piracy and armed robbery against ships. Data on maritim...
    ......Entries include country-level information regarding the maritime sector including coastal shipping traffic, coastline length, seaports, distances to major sea lane chokepoints, and merchant marine size. The article describes the main features of ......
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