Shipping – Cargo. The Commercial Court dismissed the appellant seller's challenge to the award of an arbitration tribunal in a case concerning alleged deficiencies in the fluidity and mean maximum reflectance of a cargo of coal, by which the seller had been ordered to pay damages and costs to the claimant buyers. The court refused the seller and extension of time to bring its challenge and held that, although there was some force in certain of the seller's points, they did not justify the conclusion that there had been serious irregularity falling within s 68(2)(a) or (c) of the Arbitration Act 1996.