Coffee Co. Pursues Shipper In Court Over Spoiled Cargo

Law360, London (August 29, 2019, 4:44 PM BST) -- Two Asian food companies and an insurer have been given extra time to chase MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA for damages over allegedly soggy coffee, the latest of several U.K. suits claiming goods were ruined under the Swiss-based shipping giant’s watch.

Judge Richard Jacobs has given Bero Coffee Singapore Pty Ltd., Malaysian-based Super Food Ingredients and insurer HDI Global SE until Feb. 20, to serve their claim on MSC, seeking damages for the alleged flooding of containers en route to Malaysia that were holding over 190,000 kilograms of coffee. Without the court’s permission for an extension, the claim would have expired on...

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