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Liability of the freight forwarder on Abandoned Cargo

If a cargo has been abandoned at the destination, is the freight forwarder that booked the cargo responsible or liable to the shipping line..??

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International Maritime Trade law

International Maritime Trade Law – To help generate awareness of maritime trade and the law of the sea, Norwich University has created an infographic shown below that addresses the freedom of the seas, security and piracy. As the occurrence of incidents increases by 25% every year, the awareness and understanding of piracy is crucial for it’s recession.

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My containers fell overboard – who is responsible and what should I do..??

Shah Nawaz wanted to know who is responsible if his containers fell overboard and what should be the next course of action.. We had loaded 14 containers stuffed with cooking sunflower oil packed in consumer packs on a Ship & After loading of the containers on the deck 6 containers were accidentally dropped in the…

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You mean i can arrest a ship..!! – Part 2

Further to previous post covering Part 1 of ships arrest, here’s Part 2.. Security arrest: The third category of arrests is that of security arrests which is utilised in cases where a claim is or will be arbitrated in a foreign jurisdiction or in South Africa irrespective of the law that governs the matter. Security…

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You mean i can arrest a ship..!! – Part 1

South African admiralty law assists those who have a claim against shipowners by granting claimants the entitlement to arrest a ship that enters its jurisdiction. Such action may be taken by virtue of the South African Admiralty Regulation Act, No. 105 of 1983 (the “Act”) which effectively prevents a ‘guilty’ ship from legally departing from…

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Freight agent vs Shipper.. Who wins..??

Dear readers, I received below message from one of the readers of this blog which I will consider as a case study.. I have given my opinion at the bottom of this post.. Like to hear yours.. Hi. I was in Dubai, UAE. about 2 weeks ago. Bought a sport car from there. The car dealer found…

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Business ethics vs Fraudulent behavior in exports

A request for help/guidance that i received from one of the readers.. Anyone out there that can help answer these questions..?? Anyone in the Trade or Legal fraternity..??  my company is in a little bit of a situation at present . 3 months ago we signe a contract for 2 x 40f containers of mattresses from…

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