Shipper Should Have Braced For Rough Seas, Insurer Says

Law360, London (July 26, 2019, 11:25 AM BST) -- A Netherlands dairy distributor and a Kuwaiti insurer have told a London court there is no evidence that foul weather is to blame for damage to a large shipment of cigarettes and milk powder, because the ship did not change course to avoid a storm. 

Dairy distributor Industrie-en Handelsonderneming Vreugdenhil BV and other companies seeking damages for goods aboard the MSC Eloane, as well as Gulf Insurance & Reinsurance Co. KSCC, said there is no record in the cargo ship's logbook of a "significant change of heading" to steer clear of a storm that allegedly caused damage to 3,161 cases of...

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