Shipping Insurance Dispute Cries Over Spoiled Milk, Smokes

Law360, London (May 14, 2019, 5:15 PM BST) -- A Netherlands dairy distributor, a Kuwaiti insurer and others have filed a £405,600 suit ($524,000) in London court against a Swiss shipping giant over a damaged shipment of cigarettes and milk, according to a recently released court filing.

The suit against Switzerland's MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co. SA and the vessel owner alleges breach of duty and negligence related to the “loading, handling, custody, care, and discharge and carriage” of 3,161 cases of cigarettes and 23,762 cartons of "full cream milk powder.” As a result of mishandling, the full cargo didn’t not arrive undamaged to its destination, Shuwaikh, Kuwait, according to the...

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