*Yemgas Fzco and others v Superior Pescadores SA Panama

Shipping – Bill of lading. In the course of proceedings between the parties for payment relating to damage to the claimant's cargo on board the defendant owners' vessel, an issue arose as to whether the Hague Rules or the Hague-Visby Rules would apply. The Commercial Court held that, on the true construction of the contract, the clause paramount was to be read as providing for the application of the Hague Rules. However, the applicable package limitation amount was the amount that the owners had paid under the Hague-Visby rules.

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