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Voyage Charters, 4th Edition (Due March 2014)

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Widely regarded as the leading authority on voyage charters, this book is the most comprehensive and intellectually-rigorous analysis of the area, is regularly cited in court, and is the go-to guide for drafting and disputing charterparty contracts.


Voyage Charters provides the reader with a clause-by-clause analysis of the two major charterparty forms: the Gencon standard charterparty contract and the Asbantankvoy form. It also delivers thorough treatment of the Hague and Hague-Visby Rules, a comparative analysis of English and American law, and a detailed section on arbitration awards.

Key features of the fourth edition:

  • The only textbook to deal specifically with this key area of maritime law
  • Written by an impressive team of highly-regarded maritime authorities from both sides of the Atlantic
  • Contains a wealth of updated English and American case law and arbitrations, as well as addressing broader issues such as Rome II Regulation Convention regarding the conflict of laws
  • Practical user-friendly guide, which is accessible not only to lawyers but also shipping professionals


  • Julian Cooke, Tim Young and Michael Ashcroft are all members of leading London shipping law chambers 20 Essex Street, UK
  • Andrew Taylor is Partner at Reed Smith, UK
  • John Kimball concentrates his practice in the areas of admiralty and maritime law at Blank Rome, USA 
  • David Martowski is a full-time arbitrator and mediator in New York, USA
  • LeRoy Lambert is President of Charles Taylor P&I Management (Americas) Inc, USA 
  • Michael Sturley is an expert in admiralty law and Supreme Court practice at The University of Texas at Austin, USA

ISBN: 13: 978-1-80415833608

Published: Taylor & Francis (Informa Law by Routledge) 4th Edition March 2014

Binding: Hardback


Section 1: General Principles and Gencon Charter 1. Formation and Terms of the Charter 2. Parties to the Charter 3. Description of the Ship 4. Proceeding to the Loading Port 5. Loading and Discharging Ports, Places and Berths 6. The Cargo 7. Charterers' Obligations to Provide Cargo 8. Dunnage 9. Proceeding on the Cargo Voyage 10. Delivery 11. Owners' Responsibility Clause 12. Deviation and Delay 13. Freight 14. Loading and Discharging 15. Laytime 16. Demurrage 17. Liens 18. Bills of Lading 19. Cancelling Clause 20. General Average 21. Damages for Breach of the Charter 22. Frustration of the Charter 23. Agency 24. Brokerage 25. General Strike Clause 26. War Risks (VOYWAR 1950) 27. General Ice Clause

Section 2: Gencon Charter 1994 28. Clause 1 29. Owners' Responsibility Clause 30. Deviation Clause 31. Payment of Freight 32. Loading/Discharging 33. Laytime 34. Demurrage 35. Lien Clause 36. Cancelling Clause 37. Bills of Lading 38. Both-to-Blame Collision Clause 39. General Average and New Jason Clause 40. Taxes and Dues Clause 41. Agency 42. Brokerage 43. General Strike Clause 44. War Risks (VOYWAR 1993) 45. General Ice Clause 46. Law and Arbitration

Section 3: Asbatankvoy Charter 47. Preamble 48. Part 1: Description and Position of Vessel 49. The Voyage 50. Freight, Demurrage, Commission 51. General Average and Arbitration/TOVALOP/Special Provisions 52. Part 2: Warranty- Voyage-Cargo 53. Freight 54. Deadfreight 55. Nomination of Loading and Discharging Ports 56. Laydays- Cancelling 57. Commencement and Calculation of Laytime 58. Demurrage 59. Safe Berthing- Shifting 60. Pumping In and Out 61. Hoses-Mooring at Sea Terminals 62. Dues-Taxes-Wharfage 63. Excluded Cargoes- Vapour Pressure 64. Ice 65. Two or More Ports Counting as One 66. General Cargo 67. Quarantine and Fumigation 68. Cleaning 69. General Exceptions Clause 70. Issuance of Bills of Lading 71. Terms of Bill Lading 72. Clause Paramount and Cargo Claims 73. Jason Clause 74. General Average 75. Collision Clause 76. Limitation of Liability 77. War Risks 78. Deviation 79. Lien 80. Agents 81. Breach 82. Arbitration 83. Sublet 84. Oil Pollution

Section 4: The Hague and Hague-Visby Rules 85. The Hague and Hague-Visby Rules

Section 5: Appendices


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