Volcafe Ltd and others v Compania Sud Americana De Vapores SA (trading as CSAV)

Shipping – Cargo. The claimants brought proceedings against the defendant carrier, contending that cargoes of coffee had become partly spoiled by water during their carriage from Columbia to Germany. The Mercantile Court held that, on the evidence, the claimants would succeed. The carrier had not made good its contention that no lining with paper or card could have prevented the damage, and had not established that it had adopted a sound system to prevent the spoiling of the cargo.

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