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Our much-anticipated annual case round up is here! Essential reading for anyone working in maritime law, insurance, and shipping this comprehensive guide summarises the key litigation trends and flagship cases that took place in 2023.

The review covers:

  • Cases from the widest set of jurisdictions to date, including courts in the Eastern Caribbean, India and Malaysia.
  • NEW for 2023: a “Sanctions” header, considering judicial review of sanctions decisions involving vessels.
  • Coverage of two judgments arising from Australian cruise ship litigation following Covid-19 outbreaks on board Ruby Princess - demonstrating the force and impact of Australian consumer law.
  • Consideration for wreck removal standard terms and the definition of ships, courtesy of a very recent Singapore case Bumi Jaya Salvage & Engineering Sdn Bhd v Brave Worth Shipping Co Ltd (The Kmax Pro)
  • Insight into a number of bill of key bill of lading cases and admiralty decisions, including a decision arising from the Ever Given grounding in 2021.
  • The decisions in Unicredit Bank AG v Euronav NV, Quadra Commodities SA v XL Insurance Co SE, The MSC Flaminia and Kuvera Resources Pte Ltd v JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, amongst many others.

The scope of this analysis encompasses the common law jurisdictions of England and Wales as well as Singapore, Australia, India and Hong Kong SAR. A summary of appeals currently in progress is included.


Dr Johanna Hjalmarsson LLM

Lloyd’s List Intelligence Associate Professor in Maritime and Commercial Law, Institute of Maritime Law, Southampton Law School, University of Southampton

Dr Meixian Song

Senior Research Fellow at Southampton Law School,
University of Southampton

View Contents List

  • Bills of lading
    • Charterparties
    • Voyage charterparties
  • Time charterparties
  • General average
  • Carriage of passengers
  • Ship building and ship sale
  • Sale of goods
  • Trade
  • Wreck removal
  • Admiralty liabilities
    • Collision
    • Salvage
  • Admiralty procedure
    • Forum
    • Arrest
    • Limitation of liability
    • Judicial sale
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