||Terence Coghlin, Andrew Baker, Julian Kenny, John Kimball, Thomas H. Belknap Jr.
||Informa Law from Routledge
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From its first edition this book has been built on the framework of the wording of the 1946 revision of the Xew York Produce form of time charter. Despite showing its age - the original form has just celebrated its one hundredth anniversary - it continues to dominate the dry cargo trades, albeit often heavily amended. Meanwhile, use of the once-popular Baltime form lias continued to decline to the point at which we have decided the time has finally come to dismantle its dedicated chapter and to distribute its content around the rest of this book according to subject matter. The full text of the Baltime is. however, still set out. at F.3. Tanker-specific commentary continues to appear in our final chapters, on the Shelltime 4 form for English law and the ExxonMobil Time 2005 form (which has replaced the STB form) for U.S. law. The updating and revision necessitated by new decisions from courts and arbitrators since the 6th edition has been substantial, with developments in many important areas. We have also undertaken some rewriting and reordering of material, in accordance with our ongoing desire to make the material easy to access and as clear in meaning as its nature allows, hi conjunction with Voyage Charters, we have introduced the letter A to distinguish more clearly references to U.S. law paragraphs from those concerned with English law. allowing for an improved Index and for greater continuity of the paragraph numbering in the U.S. law text for the future; the U.S. law text continues to be marked by a vertical margin line. It remains our aim to present the law in our chosen area in a way which will help those engaged in chartering and operating ships (and their advisers) to refer to the leading authorities on any particular point of doubt as quickly and easily as possible.