Captain and First Officer of Wakashio get 20 months in prison for endangering safe navigation

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Captain Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar and First Officer, Hitihanillage Subhoda Janendra Tilakaratna of the 203,000 DWT Capesize vessel Wakashio which hit a coral reef and sank off the coast of Mauritius … Read more..

South Africa’s highest Court declines to consider whether ship arrests are unconstitutional

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The Constitutional Court has recently rejected an application for leave to appeal brought by a shipowner, Parakou Shipping Pte Ltd against a judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) … Read more..

The Ever Given saga continues, amid positive news for some of the crew

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With the Ever Given still “legally” stuck in the Great Bitter Lakes in Suez Canal, discussions and concerns have turned to various other issues relating to the cargo, the ship’s … Read more..

Suez Canal Crisis and its aftermath – a legal perspective

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The fragility of trade routes which had been sorely tested by disruptions caused by Covid 19, shortage of containers and increased freight rates was once again exposed when the Ever … Read more..

COVID-19 Update – Transnet Port Terminals declare Force Majeure

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On the 23rd of March 2020, the President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa declared a nationwide lock-down as of the midnight of Thursday 26th March 2020.. The lockdown is part … Read more..

Executive Insights – Andrew Pike – Author of “Against all Odds” – The story of the Oceanos Rescue

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In our latest edition of Executive Insights, Shipping and Freight Resource caught up with Andrew Pike for his insights into the Maritime industry specifically in South Africa and also about … Read more..

Limitation of liability in contracts of carriage by sea – a comparison

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Limitation of liability is a concept that allows a carrier to limit their liability for maritime claims up to a limited sum regardless of the actual monetary value of the … Read more..

What is a ship registry or ship register..??

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Many of you may have heard about ship register, ship registration, ship registry, flag state, flags of convenience etc.. While a few are synonyms, the rest are not.. This article … Read more..

Shipper vs Agent – A case study

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Article discussing a dispute between a shipper and his agent relating to the shipment of the goods, ETA and freight.. This maybe an eye opener for several other people who … Read more..

Liability of the freight forwarder on Abandoned Cargo

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If a cargo has been abandoned at the destination, is the freight forwarder that booked the cargo responsible or liable to the shipping line..?? Let’s see the answer to this … Read more..