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Insurer Fights Shipping Giant After Cheese Deal Sours

Law360, London (January 4, 2019, 1:00 PM GMT) -- A Danish dairy giant and its insurer are demanding damages from a major global shipping company after thousands of cartons of cream cheese allegedly perished in sub-zero temperatures while en route to Libya, according to a claim filed at a London court.

Arla Foods amba, Scandinavia’s largest producer of dairy products, told the High Court in London that nearly £60,000 ($76,031) of cheese was accidentally destroyed on its way from Denmark to Tripoli in 2016 because the temperature on board ship was too low.

Arla claims that MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co. S.A. should have stored the cheese at 3 degrees Celsius,...

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