Time bars for cargo claims- A cargo claim can be brought under a charterparty, a bill of lading, in tort or bailment. Furthermore the apportionment of cargo claims between charterers and owners can take place under commercial arrangements like the Inter-Club NYPE agreement. The limitation period for each claim depends on a variety of factors including the applicable law, the rules of contractual incorporation, the statutory limitation provisions and the powers of courts to extend the time and the compulsorily applicable legal regimes. In this talk the rules applicable to time bars applicable to cargo claims and their settlement will be discussed as well as the discretion or courts to extend the time when arbitration has been selected for dispute resolution.
The speaker would be Michael (Mikis) Tsimplis, a Professor of Oceanography and Maritime Law jointly appointed by the Southampton Law School and the National Oceanography Centre. He is the current Director of the Institute of Maritime Law, a member of the Steering Group of the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute.
About The Speaker
Professor Michael Tsimplis, BSc PhD LLM
Professor in Oceanography and Maritime Law
Michael (Mikis) Tsimplis is a Professor of Oceanography and Maritime Law jointly appointed by the Southampton Law School and the National Oceanography Centre. He is the current Director of the Institute of Maritime Law, a member of the Steering Group of the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute, a member of the steering group of MedClivar and a member of the External Expert Commission of IMEDEA (Spain). Mikis has studied Physics and Oceanography before turning to law. He is currently participating in an EU funded project looking at the liability for carbon storage under the seabed and a scientific project examining marine extremes under climate changes scenarios funded by Lloyd’s Educational Fund. His main interests are admiralty law, carriage of goods by sea, international law of the sea, sea level rise, climate change and oceanic circulation.
His recent publications encompass articles on a range of maritime subjects including ‘Recycling of EU ships: From prohibition to regulation?’, ‘The Law and jurisdiction for English limitation of liability proceedings’, and Shipowners’ Limitation of Liability (a book co-authored with Barnabas Reynolds and published by Kluwer International). Mikis has also contributed four chapters to Maritime Law (3rd edn, Informa Law), two chapters to The Law of Yachts and Yachting (Informa Law) and three chapters to The Rotterdam Rules: A Practical Annotation (Informa Law). Mikis has also published in excess of 100 papers in Law and Oceanography and presented at several international conferences as an invited speaker.