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Tanker market report dated 23 February 2018

26 February 2018

Go with the Flow - Last week the first test loading of a VLCC took place at the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP), a successful culmination of the port’s efforts to modify one of its pipelines to accommodate the bi-directional flow of crude through the terminal The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers features an overview of the crude oil and oil product tanker market.

Chris Hart

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.

Tom Adams

22 August 2019

Tom is a shipping and energy specialist with particular expertise in dispute resolution and negotiating contracts relating to offshore construction, shipbuilding, drilling and floating production. He litigates disputes for offshore contractors, drilling contractors and shipyards as well as negotiates shipbuilding contracts, offshore drilling contracts and long term charter contracts of specialist vessels and FPSOs. Tom has particular expertise in advising contractors in relation to payment security mechanisms during operations in difficult jurisdictions and disputes with sub-contractors and suppliers. Tom has presented for IBC in relation to FPSO contracts covering design risk, variations, topside integration and commissioning issues. He has also presented for BIMCO and Lloyds Maritime Academy on the SUPPLYTIME forms.

Paul Dean

25 September 2019

Paul is Global Head of Shipping managing 200 specialist shipping lawyers across our worldwide network of 20 offices. Paul specialises in offshore and marine, focusing mainly on charterparties, bills of lading, shipbuilding, rig disputes, collisions, fire and explosion, salvage, general average, groundings, total loss, towage, seismic and limitation. He regularly speaks at and chairs offshore vessel conferences and is on the BIMCO panel for their “Using SUPPLYTIME” course, the review committee for the SUPPLYTIME 2005 revision and on the drafting committee for BIMCO's new standard form Offshore Dismantling Services Agreement. Experience gained working for an International Group P&I club specialising in offshore vessels, enables Paul to combine practical understanding with the legal role and he is identified in the Legal Directories as one of the leading individuals in his fields. Paul was mentioned in the most recent edition of “The Law Of Tug and Tow and Offshore Contracts” by Simon Rainey Q.C. – “It remains only for me to thank those who have played a role in this third edition...Paul Dean of HFW, one of the leading and busiest practitioners in the field of offshore contracts and with whom I have had the good fortune to work on some of the knottier problems of the various BIMCO forms, who very kindly read through and commented upon Chapters 4 and 5 on the “TOWCON”, “TOWHIRE” and “SUPPLYTIME” forms and gave me the benefit of his great experience and sagacity...” Paul is qualified in England and Wales and was admitted as a solicitor in 1991.

Andrew Rigden-Green

23 April 2019

Andrew Rigden-Green is a partner at the Hong Kong office of Stephenson Harwood.  He is experienced in advising a wide range of clients in relation to bareboat, time and voyage charter parties, COA’s, bills of lading and MOAs, as well as shipbuilding contracts and contracts for offshore projects. In addition to drafting documentation and advising in relation to transactions, Andrew has handled litigation before the English High Court and arbitrations under the LMAA terms, LOF salvage, GAFTA and ICC.  He lectures regularly in the UK and in international conferences on charter parties and other aspects of shipping law. He has also been an LLM examiner at Oslo International University.

Ian Perrott

29 October 2018

Ian Perrott began his shipping career in 1976 as a boarding clerk in Falmouth. Between 1979 and 1982 he served as an Officer in the Royal Navy. In 1982 he joined Stewart Offshore in Greenwich as an offshore broker before transferring to their Aberdeen office in 1983. In 1987 he joined Maersk Co. Ltd in Aberdeen as the Assistant Chartering Manager for their Platform Supply Vessels (PSV), Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessels (AHTS) and a Diving Support Vessel (DSV). In 1990 he moved to Sealion Shipping Ltd to become the Chartering Manager for their fleet of various offshore and subsea vessels. In 2004 he was appointed to the Sealion main board as Commercial Director and in 2009 relocated to Hamburg after accepting an invitation to become the Managing Director for ER Offshore. In 2015 he returned to the UK where he is now an Independent Consultant to the Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) industry. Returning to the UK in 2015, he is now an Independent OSV Consultant working with a wide variety of companies and organisations involved in the Marine and Offshore support vessel industry.