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Can the shipping line be held liable..??

Cargo is moving from A to C under a through bill of lading.. B is the transhipment port.. There are some customs inspections at transhipment point B for which the shipping line is asking the client to pay..

Client says that the shipping line should be liable..

Can the shipping line be held liable..?? Contribute your thoughts..

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Part Bill of Lading to the rescue..

When answering my last post Question regarding cargo under Letter of Credit, I mentioned that part bills could be a solution for two shipments in a same container where part of the cargo is covered by L/C and the other part is not..

However, there are several criteria/requirement in order for the carrier to be able to issue Part Bills of Lading and for the customer to accept Part Bills of Lading for this particular scenario..

We will examine these criteria/requirements in this post..

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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..??

Let’s see the answer to this important question..

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A Chinese company has defrauded me.. Who can help me..??

A Chinese company has defrauded me.. Who can help me..??

Seems to be a very popular question/issue within the international trading arena.. Is there a solution or recourse to the buyer..??

It would be interesting to see how many other readers have had such experiences and if anyone has been successful in getting back any of the monies from the people that defrauded you..??

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Help, I am being held to ransom by destination agent of NVOCC operator..

A question from an importer who alleges being held to ransom by the destination agent of an NVOCC Operator to pay exorbitant charges towards issuance of Delivery Order..

What are the legal implications and recourse for the importer.. Help out our reader..

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Responsibility of buyer and seller in the case of cargo damage

At some stage of shipping, many buyers and sellers have gone through this question.. There has been cargo damage – who should be held responsible.. Who was supposed to check what..??

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Shipping cargo without insurance – reader question

Shipping your cargo without insurance.. Hmmmmm, not a very smart idea.. Several pitfalls await those who attempt this.. Here’s a question from a reader based on their historical experience.. All comments welcome on this situation..

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