Scorpio Tankers will finally get its day in court after being granted the right to defend a $13.6m claim for misdelivered cargo filed against one of its LR2 product tankers by Singapore’s OCBC bank.

The claim against the 110,000-dwt STI Orchard (built 2014) is one of many cases that shipowners who carried cargo for Hin Leong Trading have been facing since the Singapore-based oil trader collapsed in early 2020.