HBC Hamburg Bulk Carriers GMBH & CO KG v Huyton Inc

Shipping – Charterparty. The parties entered into an agreement to ship wheat from Constanza to Djibouti. The ship was to be re-delivered via the Suez Canal. It was delayed and ultimately unloaded its cargo at Port Said, which required passage through the canal. A dispute arose as to whether the cost of traversing the canal should be paid by the claimant or defendant. The Commercial Court held that the cost of passing through the canal was an expense in respect of which the defendant had agreed to indemnify the claimants.

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