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50 predictions: Marine, Aviation & Transport and Energy

50 predictions: Marine, Aviation & Transport and Energy

The nature of ransom is changing Kidnap and Ransom (K&R) insurance proved a perhaps unexpected source of cover for businesses that fell victim to ...

Arbitral jurisdiction under bills of lading – reinventing the wheel?

Arbitral jurisdiction under bills of lading – reinventing the wheel?

The Commercial Court in Sea Master Shipping Inc v. Arab Bank (Switzerland) Ltd ("The Sea Master") [2018] EWHC 1902 (Comm), has recently handed down a ...

Navigators v. Atlasnavios-Navegacao – Supreme Court provides final twist in the tale

Navigators v. Atlasnavios-Navegacao – Supreme Court provides final twist in the tale

The Supreme Court has held that, contrary to the common ground between the parties, the vessel's loss was not caused by "any person acting" maliciousl ...

All risks marine cargo insurance wording put to the test

All risks marine cargo insurance wording put to the test

The Commercial Court has recently held in Engelhart CTP (US) LLC v Lloyd’s Syndicate 1221 that unless clear and specific wording is used, an all risks ...

In-depth analysis: Autonomous vehicles: from theory to reality

In-depth analysis: Autonomous vehicles: from theory to reality

  Autonomous vehicles are being tested on public roads around the world just as the first crewless ships are being trialled in open water. Is the insu ...

Hanjin Shipping: Impact on Cargo Insurers

Hanjin Shipping: Impact on Cargo Insurers

When the board of Hanjin Shipping voted unanimously to file for receivership at the end of August, it precipitated the largest container line bankrupt ...

Cars, ships and planes – and not a driver, skipper or pilot in sight

Cars, ships and planes – and not a driver, skipper or pilot in sight

A revolution is sweeping the world of transport, a revolution that will see people and goods transported by road, sea and air without the assistance o ...