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SA Constitution comes to the fore in North African cargo dispute

The Constitution proved to be the unlikely compass that guided the Eastern Cape Local Division of the High Court in ruling on a recent cargo dispute. This briefing examines the case.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 05 October 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

DHS approves waiver of Jones Act for shipments to Puerto Rico

In recognition of the severe impacts on Puerto Rico from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, a waiver of The Jones Act has been approved. This article looks at the implications.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 29 September 2017 | Practice Area: Transport

Supreme Court confirms breach of contract despite the absence of negligence

The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in the high-profile case of MT Højgaard v. E.ON Climate & Renewables. This article examines the case.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 03 August 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Causation and mitigation of loss: Assessing damages to reduce recoverable loss

The judgment in “The New Flamenco” (Supreme Court 28th June 2017) is of considerable significance in respect of questions of causation and mitigation of loss in general, as this article explains.

Law Firm: 20 Essex Street | Published: 17 July 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Frustration in Qatar: The contractual consequences for the shipping industry

On 5 June 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain issued statements cutting ties with Qatar. This article looks at the implications for the region's shipping industry.

Law Firm: 20 Essex Street | Published: 10 July 2017 | Practice Area: Sea

Benefiting from breach - when will damages be reduced?

This briefing examines a rare case on mitigation of loss with potential ramifications outside of its immediate shipping context.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 07 July 2017 | Practice Area: Insurance

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South Africa’s new Maritime Policy and Ports Development

The Department of Transport has now finalised its Comprehensive Maritime Transport Policy (the CMTP) for South Africa. This briefing examines the new policy in detail.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 28 June 2017 | Practice Area: Transport

Don’t assume technological shortcuts - lessons from the Court of Appeal in MSC Eugenia

Last week, the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in the MSC Eugenia case. In doing so, the court warned carriers about the use of technological shortcuts without reflecting this in their agreements, reminding parties of the need to comply with their particular contractual requirements.

Law Firm: 20 Essex Street | Published: 06 June 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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South Africa’s new maritime policy and ports development

The Department of Transport has now finalised its Comprehensive Maritime Transport Policy (the CMTP) for South Africa, which was due to be gazetted this week.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 05 June 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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The unintended consequence of insurance

Last week, the UK's Supreme Court gave a decision by the closest of margins, which will have significant implications for Middle East projects where the parties have agreed a common approach to insurance.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 24 May 2017 | Practice Area: Sea

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