While these contracts for carriage tend to be subject to standard terms which are widely used in the industry, the interpretation of these terms continues to give rise to disputes and some recent cases have shed new light on the way in which they might be construed and understood, making this a subject that is ripe for re-examination.
In summary, the issues for discussion are:
• Current practical issues in the interpretation of the Inter-Club Agreement
• The Yangtze Xing Hua: the ICA in the Court of Appeal
• Delivery without the Bill of Lading: Letters of Indemnity and their Enforcement
• Container Cargoes in the Courts: Glencore v MSC and Kyokuyo v Maersk