Italian lender UniCredit has been given leave to appeal in a UK High Court fight with Euronav over an alleged cargo misdelivery.

A court decision in April went in favour of the Belgium shipowner in the $24.7m damages row.

But a Euronav securities filing reveals that the Court of Appeal has informed the owner that it has granted UniCredit’s appeal bid.

A claim was submitted in January 2021 by Unicredit in London relating to a fuel oil cargo carried by Euronav’s 161,000-dwt suezmax Sienna (built 2007) in 2020.