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Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of Lading
Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of Lading
23rd Edition
Practice Area:  Shipping
ISBN:  9780414051188
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  10 Dec 2015
Format:  Hardback
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This is the leading statement of the principles behind charterparties and bills of lading, which is the area of law covering parties to the hire and chartering of ships, and the carriage of goods at least partially by sea.

First published in 1886, Scrutton has provided a first port of call for research when drafting contracts or dealing with disputes for generations.



Case law covering key topics, including:

  • The Pacific Champ [2012] (the formation of charterparties)
  • The Cenk Kaptanoglu [2012] (duress)
  • The Kyla [2012] (frustration)
  • Finmoon v Baltic Reefers [2012], The Saga Explorer [2012], The Erin Schulte [2013] (bills of lading)
  • The DC Merwestone [2013] (perils of the sea)
  • The Falkonera [2013], The Dolphina [2012] (discharge and delivery of cargo)
  • The Wren [2011], The Aquafaith [2012], The Kos [2012], The Western Moscow [2012], The Astra [2013] (time charters)
  • The Bulk Chile [2012] (liens)
  • The Glory Wealth [2013] EWHC 3153 (Comm) and The New Flamenco [2014] EWHC 1547 (Comm) - two important cases concerning the proper approach to the assessment of damages - the former concerning the application of the "compensatory principle" and the latter addressing the difficult question which often arises as to what, if any credit, should be given for a benefit received by the innocent party following the wrongdoer's breach
  • The Athena [2013] EWCA Civ 1273 - concerning the scope and effect of a net loss of time clause in a time charter
  • The Crudesky [2013] EWCA Civ 905 and The Global Santosh [2014] EWCA Civ 403 - two different cases considering whether third parties (a seller of goods in the context of a voyage charter and a receiver in the context of a time charter) might be regarded as the agent of the charterer for certain purposes
  • The Superior Pescadores [2014] EWHC 971 (Comm) - concerning the scope and effect of a clause paramount
  • The Falkonera [2014] EWCA Civ 713 - dealing with the important topic of ship-to-ship transfers
  • The Erin Schulte [2014] EWCA Civ 1382 - concerning the interpretation of the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1992 and, in particular, the meaning of the expression "completion, by delivery of the bill, of any endorsement of the bill" in section 5(2)(b) of the Act.

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  1. Nature, validity and construction of the contract
  2. Extension of rights and liabilities under contracts of affreightment beyond the original parties to such contracts
  3. Agency
  4. Charterparties
  5. The bill of lading as a contract
  6. Bills of lading for goods on a chartered ship
  7. Terms of the contract
  8. The bill of lading as a receipt for goods received or shipped
  9. Performance of the contract – loading
  10. The bill of lading as a document of title
  11. Liability of shipowner for loss of, or damage to, goods carried
  12. Performance of the contract – the voyage
  13. Performance of the contract – unloading
  14. Demurrage
  15. Freight
  16. Time charters
  17. Through bills of lading, combined transportation, containers
  18. Lien
  19. Damages
  20. The Carriage of Goods By Sea Act 1971
  21. Jurisdiction, choice of law and limitation of actions



Sir Bernard Eder – Chancery Court

David Foxton QC – Essex Court Chambers

Steven Berry QC – Essex Court Chambers

Christopher Smith QC – Essex Court Chambers

Professor Howard Bennett – The School of Law, The University of Nottingham



  • The book is the leading analysis of general principles in the fields of time charters, voyage charters and demise charters.
  • The book is uniquely arranged as a series of articles, in which Scrutton pinpoints specific topics that a reader might need to research, within a compact and thorough structure, and interrogates each topic concisely.
  • It covers charterparties role as a key form of commercial contract, from the initial
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