Marine and Trade

We represent carriers, logistics providers, traders and liability insurers in complex maritime and trade disputes, as well as regulatory matters.

Our experience includes: 

  • Defending carrier and master from criminal prosecution in mis-declaration of prohibited military goods
  • Advising carrier on seizure of unlicensed cargo and handling defence by cargo owners
  • Assisting hull underwriters following explosion on board a bulk carrier leading to total loss
  • Charterparty disputes over a damaged crane before LMAA involving multiple parties in the charter chain
  • Defending and discharging a vessel from arrest for unpaid bunkers following successful challenge to in rem jurisdiction
  • Handling bodily injury claims from crew members on vessels and workers at terminals and warehouses
  • Handling claims arising from losing large number of containers overboard a container ship, including commencing limitation proceedings
  • Managing cross claims between owners, charterers and cargo interest following grounding of vessel
  • Defending substantial cargo claims on the grounds of inherent vice / pre-shipment condition
  • Winding up proceedings following collapse of major shipping lines and bunkers suppliers
  • Representing minerals trader in a cargo off-spec claim before SIAC
Nigel Binnersley - Hauzen LLP

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