Are electronic bills of lading ready to alleviate inefficiencies in the transport industry? Read more about the perceived benefits and obstacles here
Read more about the frequently emphasised topic of due diligence
Case study example show that nomination of a 'special interest in delivery' for a carriage under the CMR Convention remains insufficient on its own
TT Talk - Legal eagle: shopping for more
An interesting case displaying the potential financial disparity between jurisdictions
TT Talk - Legal eagle: contract certainty
An interesting case from Singapore outlines the importance of being certain of terms and following formality.
TT Talk - Legal eagle: the power of choice
The importance and impact of careful drafting of contracts is exemplified in this UK Supreme Court decision. While the ruling brings clarity to English law, it represents congruence with other jurisdictions. It is most prudent to be deliberate in documenting law and jurisdiction choices in contracts.
A article looking at a complex conflicts of laws judgment of interest to both freight forwarders and shipping agents
This first instance judgment in relation to a charterparty dispute has the potential to spawn a range of liability exposures that could reverberate through the complex network of supply chain contracts. Most particularly the reasoning may expose ports and terminals in non-liner trades.
TT Talk - Wildlife crime update
A previous article highlighted the exploitation of the global transport network by wildlife traffickers and the threats posed to the sector, including to human health and security. Here we revisit this important topic, considering wider risks associated with wildlife crime and their impact on the legitimate supply chain.
This case highlights the importance of careful drafting in order to communicate terms and conditions to customers and suppliers and to ensure that they are sufficiently wide to cover extra-contractual services where necessary and appropriate.
It may be frustrating where proceedings are commenced but not followed-through in a reasonable time-frame. English law articulates three requirements before a claim may be struck out and this judgment clarifies that all three must be satisfied.