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‘Shipper’ proves it was not the shipper and avoids claim for cargo explosion: MVV Environment Devonport Ltd v. NTO Shipping GmbH & Co. KG MS Nortrader [2020] EWHC 1371 (Comm), “MV NORTRADER”

Summary The claimant was named as shipper on a bill of lading for a consignment of cargo on the MV Nortrader, despite not being a party to the contract of carriage. The defendant, the owner of the vessel, suffered losses after a cargo explosion occurred on board the vessel shortly after the cargo had been … Continue Reading

Safe-berth clauses bind to a warranty of safety: The U.S. Supreme Court brings into agreement U.S. and English law

CITGO Asphalt Refining Co. et al. v. Frescati Shipping Co., Ltd. et al. On March 30, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court held that “the plain language of the parties’ safe-berth clause establishes a warranty of safety.” The decision brings U.S. law into alignment with the long-standing position under English law, as established by Leeds Shipping … Continue Reading

Cyber Risk in Shipping

The following guest blog was written by William Egerton LVO, Cyber Advisor, Charles Taylor The amount of concern articulated about new technology in the recent survey conducted by Reed Smith is both welcome and revealing.  It is a healthy sign that respondents are concerned about cyber security and the impact of new technology on their … Continue Reading

Electronic Bills of Lading

With the inclusion of an electronic bills of lading clause in the latest iteration of the NYPE form, as well as the International Group of P&I Clubs’ approval of 3 electronic trading systems, we discuss some of the possible advantages and disadvantages of  such systems to international trade. Are the benefits that such systems are … Continue Reading
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