Maritime & Shipping – Dry and Wet Shipping

Dry and Wet Shipping


Dry Shipping

“Dry shipping” include contractual matters of a contentious nature covering:-

1. international sales contract disputes – letter of credit, fob and cif contracts;Dry&Wet-Shipping1

2. charterparty disputes – laytime, demurrage, arbitration clause; safe port; seaworthiness; notice of readiness; breach of warranty; the “deemed earned” clause on freight in a voyage charter; “off-hire” events in a time charter.

3. bill of lading disputes – delivery without production of the bill of lading; “through” bill of lading;

4. cargo claims;

5. marine insurance claims;

6. shipbuilding contract disputes;

7. ship repair disputes;

8. arrest of vessels;

9. arbitration in Hong Kong and London.


“Dry Shipping” works, on a non-contentious nature, would include advising, drafting and witnessing execution of the followings:-

1. Memorandum of Agreement for Sale and Purchase of vessel;

2. New Building contract with shipbuilders in PRC and South Korea;

3. First Naval Mortgage with various first-class banks in Hong Kong;

4. Ship Finance Documents;

5. Ship Agent Agreement;

6. Registration of Vessel in Hong Kong.


Wet Shipping

“Wet Shipping” covers all aspects of shipping law that involve casualties of a contentious nature as followings:-

Dry&Wet-Shipping21. collisions;

2. salvage;

3. general average; and

4. marine pollution.

The Maritime and Shipping Department have experience in working hand-in-hand with independent surveyors and other experts in collation of witness statements pertinent to collisions, salvage and general average cases and advising clients on jurisdictional matters.