By Paul Taylor
The bunker trade in particular has been keenly awaiting the decision of the Supreme Court in the "RES COGITANS" case (PST Energy 7 Shipping LLC and another -v- O W Bunker Malta Limited and another  UKSC 23).
By Paul Taylor
The case Note Asm Shipping Ltd. of India v TTMI Ltd. of England ("The Amer Energy")  1 Lloyd's Rep 293 is of particular interest as one of the first to provide judicial consideration of the key decision in "The Achilleas"  2 Lloyd's Rep. 275.
By Justin Reynolds
Matrix sold a consignment of mobile telephones to Hong Kong buyers, and instructed freight forwarders Birkart to arrange carriage by air. Birkart engaged road carriers Cheadle to collect the goods from Matrix’s premises, and Cheadle subcontracted to an owner-driver, Mr Trevor Lancashire.
By Aidan Loy
The founding principle of the European Union has its origins in the European steel and coal community, an idea of common trading between the then West Germany and France, one of whose principal aims was that trade would prevent future conflicts between those countries.
By Maria Pittordis
Royal Assent has been obtained for the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act.
The Claimant trading company shipped a cargo of copper from South Africa to China, to be delivered to its wholly owned subsidiary for onward trade. The containerised goods were shipped on board a vessel operated by the Defendant carrier, and the cargo was discharged in Shanghai without incident. The dispute arose when someone else presented a fraudulent B/L to the carrier’s agent in Shanghai and obtained a delivery order for the cargo.