Maribus Shipping Co. Ltd. v. Bottiglieri Di Navigazione SpA (The “Lacerta”) – SMA No. 3983, 12 Oct 2007

TIME CHARTER -- LATE REDELIVERY -- REQUEST FOR CONSOLIDATION -- COMMON QUESTION OF LAW -- Partial Charterer Award While under a time charter, the Vessel was sub-chartered for a single voyage. During the single voyage, the time charter expired and the Vessel was delivered late. Owners attempted to consolidate their arbitration claim for damages against both the time charterer and the sub-charterer, citing SMA rules which allow for same when the dispute against all parties involves the same common question of law. The ruling explains why the Panel rejected Owners request for consolidation.
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