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Carver on Charterparties

Carver on Charterparties
2nd Edition
Series:  British Shipping Laws
Practice Area:  Shipping
ISBN:  9780414077720
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  15 Dec 2020
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback
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Carver on Charterparties, in conjunction with Carver on Bills of Lading, covers the ground of the classic 1982 treatise Carver’s Carriage by Sea. Carver on Charterparties, 2nd edition, builds upon the thematic synthesis and analysis in this fundamental area of shipping law. Its discursive and encyclopaedic approach offers an alternative to that provided in Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of Lading.
  • Explains charterparties, their nature and characteristics
  • Covers the parties, formation and interpretation of the charterparty as a contract
  • Describes how charterparties apply to the vessel, the cargo and the voyage
  • Discusses cargo claims
  • Examines demise, time and voyage charterparties
  • Addresses laytime and demurrage
  • Analyses discharge by frustration and breach
  • Covers damages and other remedies
The second edition covers a number of major cases since the first edition, including:
  • Gard Marine & Energy Ltd v China National Chartering Co Ltd (The Ocean Victory) [2017] UKSC 35; [2017] 1 W.L.R. 1793 (safe port undertakings; demise charterparties and co-insurance; limitation)
  • Volcafe Ltd v Cia Sud Americana de Vapores SA [2018] UKSC 61; [2019] A.C. 358 (caring for cargo; burden of proof; inherent vice)
  • Classic Maritime Inc v Limbungan Makmur Sdn Bhd [2018] EWHC 2389 (Comm); [2019] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 349; [2019] EWCA Civ 1102; [2020] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 178 (provision of cargo and exception clauses)
  • Silverburn Shipping (IOM) Ltd v Ark Shipping Co LLC (The Arctic) [2019] EWCA Civ 1161; [2019] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 603 (obligation to maintain class)
  • Eleni Shipping Ltd v Transgrain Shipping BV (Comm) (The Eleni P) [2019] EWHC 910 (Comm); [2019] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 265 (piracy)
  • Alize 1954 v Allianz Elementar Versicherungs AG (The CMA CGM Libra) [2019] EWHC 481 (Admlty); [2019] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 595; [2020] EWCA Civ 293 (unseaworthiness; defective passage plan)

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  1. Charterparties: Nature and Characteristics
  2. The Charterparty as a Contract
  3. The Vessel
  4. The Voyage
  5. Cargo Claims
  6. Demise/ Bareboat Charterparties
  7. Time Charters
  8. Voyage Charterparties
  9. Laytime and Demurrage
  10. Discharger of Contractual Obligations
  11. Damages for Breach of Charterparty
  12. The Measure of Damages for Particular Types of Breach
  13. Other Remedies


“Carver on Charterparties can be said to be very nearly the last word on charterparties[…] If one wants to know the answer to a problem on charterparties, one will almost certainly find it in the new Carver and, if not, one will find out where to find it. It is a work that makes a significant contribution to the literature and should find a place in the library of every practitioner and academic in the field of maritime law.”
Professor Simon Baughen. From a review of the 1st edition, published in the Journal of International Maritime Law


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