Tag Archives: Shipping

Placing the Hanjin bankruptcy in a global shipping industry context

To understood the Hanjin bankruptcy is to understand the current state of the global shipping industry. And if Hanjin is any thing to go by, and it is, the picture isn’t good. However, it is not all doom and gloom as the shipping industry is in the process of reorganizing itself and of this Hanjin saga is simply a part. Continue reading

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A lifeline for Hanjin or a delay of the inevitable?

Will giving Hanjin more time to develop and submit a rehabilitation plan to the court give it the ‘breathing space’ needed to come up with a viable plan to say afloat? Or is it just delaying the inevitable? I guess we will have to wait unit December to find out. Continue reading

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85% of World Trade is in bulk goods

Containerized cargo represents a small but very important fraction of global trade. Continue reading

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Special Announcement: University of Westminster Lecture

Commercial Law International would like to announce a lecture by Dr. Jason Chuah of the University of Westminster entitled: Doctrinal Integrity in Private Maritime Law and Legal Transplants. Dr. Chauh is Head of the Department of Advanced Legal Studies at … Continue reading

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Piracy Kenyan Courts Forum non conveniens?

By Charles Wanguhu The doctrine of Forum non conveniens offers a court the opportunity to decline, in the interest of justice, to exercise jurisdiction, where the suit is between aliens or nonresidents, or where for kindred reasons the litigation can … Continue reading

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