20 September 2016
The CONGENBILL is a charter party bill of lading for shipments of general cargo under the GENCON charter party.
The latest edition of this bill of lading is CONGENBILL 2016. This amended edition incorporates the International Group of P&I Clubs/BIMCO Himalaya Clause for Bills of Lading and other contracts 2014, an updated signature box and a reference to the York-Antwerp Rules 2016 in respect of the Rules according to which General Average should be adjusted.
Copyright in CONGENBILL 2016 is held by BIMCO.
20 September 2016
The COAL-OREVOYBILL is a charter party bill of lading for shipments of coal and ore cargoes under the COAL-OREVOY charter party.
The latest edition of this bill of lading is COAL-OREVOYBILL 2016. This amended edition incorporates the International Group of P&I Clubs/BIMCO Himalaya Clause for Bills of Lading and other contracts 2014, an updated layout and signature box, and a reference to the York-Antwerp Rules 2016 in respect of the Rules according to which General Average should be adjusted.
Copyright in COAL-OREVOYBILL 2016 is held by BIMCO.
20 September 2016
The HEAVYCONBILL is a charter party bill of lading for shipments of heavy and voluminous cargoes under the HEAVYCON charter party. The latest edition of this bill of lading is HEAVYCONBILL 2016. This amended edition incorporates the International Group of P&I Clubs/BIMCO Himalaya Clause for Bills of Lading and other contracts 2014, an updated layout and signature box, and a reference to the York-Antwerp Rules 2016 in respect of the Rules according to which General Average should be adjusted.
Copyright in HEAVYCONBILL 2016 is held by BIMCO.
26 July 2019
Chris joined HFW in 2008 and, after training for a period in Hong Kong, qualified into HFW’s London Shipping Litigation team in 2010, advising on both “wet” and “dry” disputes. His primary focus is on issues arising from marine casualties including collisions, fires and groundings.
In recent years, Chris has been heavily involved in a number of high profile containership casualties arising from carriage of declared and undeclared dangerous goods. In doing so, he has acted for Owners and also for Charterers advising on all aspects of the casualty response including issues including of limitation of liability, jurisdiction, salvage and general average as well as the underlying liabilities, both in tort and related contracts of carriage/VSA/slot charter arrangements, including unseaworthiness and unsafe port claims.
In 2016 Chris increased his “dry” experience by completing a secondment to the legal department of a major German power company based in the UK, advising the freight trading and chartering operations desks. During that period he advised on a range of issues from the initial chartering process, through to speed and performance claims, bill of lading disputes, sales contracts, letters of indemnity, and off-spec cargo claims.
Christopher is qualified in England and Wales.
17 September 2019
Chris is Of Counsel at the Houston office of international law firm HFW. His practice focuses on shipping, marine, and energy companies, including litigation and commercial transactions. He is an experienced trial lawyer, resolving disputes in federal and state courts and in arbitration. He advises clients in transactions involving charter parties, maritime contracts, offshore energy and master service agreements, and infrastructure projects with maritime law concerns. Chris also advises on regulatory compliance, including Jones Act coastwise trade and shipping regulations.
Chris has over 25 years of experience with charter parties, sale of goods and transport contracts, maritime liens, ship arrests and maritime attachment remedies, shipping casualties, bunker and cargo disputes, marine pollution, and many issues in the shipping industry. In the energy sector, Chris has experience in upstream and midstream commercial disputes and casualties, onshore and offshore. He has been a speaker and author on topics including bunker contracts, OSV charter parties, coastwise trade laws, offshore drilling, and many maritime law issues.
Before practicing law, Chris sailed as a professional mariner on chemical tanker, crude oil tanker, and general cargo ships.
26 August 2019
Christopher specialises in all aspects of marine litigation and arbitration, commercial litigation and international trade disputes. He is renowned throughout South East Asia for his admiralty capability and his practice covers all aspects of shipping disputes to include collisions, salvage, charterparty disputes, bills of lading, cargo claims, tug and tow disputes, stevedore damage claims, personal injuries/fatal accident claims, insurance coverage issues and P&I insurance matters generally.
Christopher is recommended as a key member of the Shipping team in the Asia-Pacific 2019 editions of Chambers and Legal 500. In particular, Chambers 2018 mentioned that clients appreciate his "prompt attendance to matters and situations," noting that "his efficiency in providing advice or strategies is effective in shedding light on the next step."
Christopher is qualified in England and Wales and Hong Kong.
07 March 2019
Jean is a partner at HFW in London and specialises in shipping litigation, focusing on contractual shipping disputes including charter parties, bills of lading, cargo claims, commodities/trade disputes, ship sale and purchase disputes, bunker disputes and shipbuilding disputes. She represents owners, charterers, shipyards and their insurers based internationally but has a geographical focus on the Japanese market, having worked in Tokyo for 6 months there. On the casualty side, Jean also handles wet shipping disputes, in particular fire and explosions on container vessels due to undeclared dangerous cargoes and/or engine explosions, groundings on reef, unsafe port disputes, crane collapses, damage caused by sulphur cargo, liquefaction of cargo and general average incidents. Jean has worked at the HFW in Shanghai and Pireaus.
27 October 2017
06 June 2016
The information contained in the cargo databases is provided for general guidance and information purposes only. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained in the database is accurate and up to date, BIMCO does not warrant, nor does it accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of any of the content of the database or for any loss or damages which may arise from reliance on the information contained in the cargo databases.
27 October 2017