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Friday, 10/22/2021 - Press Release 2021

Press release

Annual Members' Meeting of the

German Shipowners' Defence Association

held at the Hotel Empire Riverside, Hamburg on 21 October 2021

The Association's annual report, as presented by the Chairman of the Board Dr. Kurt Klemme (Reederei Nord GmbH) at the Members' Meeting...

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Thursday, 10/14/2021 - Circular 2021-09 & 10

  • Members' Meeting/Annual Dinner 2021
  • BIMCO AIS Switch Off Clause for Time and Voyage Charter Parties 2021
  • Voyage charter, demurrage claim, calculation of time limit
  • Time charter, owners' entitlement to payment of freight under bills of lading

Monday, 08/23/2021 - Circular 2021-07 & 08

  • Members' Meeting / Annual Dinner 2021
  • Time charter, exclusion of "consequential damages"
  • Charter contracts, performance guarantee, arrest to obtain further security
  • Contract law, several clauses on the same topic, meaning of "court action" and "dispute" in the context of an arbitration clause

Wednesday, 06/30/2021 - Circular 2021-05 & 06

  • 120 years Schutzverein / MembersĀ“ Meeting 2021
  • Voyage Charter, commencement of laytime, "off the port" / wipon-clause, Terminal Rules
  • Time charter, arrest, off-hire, "act or omission of sub-charterer", "cargo claims from third parties"
  • Sales contract, "free of average damage affecting class", damage to bilge keel, "proven negligence" of the seller

Deutscher Rheder V.a.G

You will find us in the Hafencity district of Hamburg, near Magellan-Terrassen and Sandtorhafen with its historical vessels.


Am Kaiserkai 6

20457 Hamburg


Phone: +49 (0)40 300 666-0

Fax: +49 (0)40 300 666-99