15.03.2018

LEGAL BRIEFING — CARGO CLAIMS UNDER US LAW

Legal Briefing - Cargo Claims Under US Law

Author(s) UK P&I Club
Publisher UK P&I Club
Date 2017
Pages 8
Format pdf
Size 2 Mb
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Another UK P&I Club publication belonging to the Legal Briefing series. This particular one is dealing with the cargo claims under United States law. The intention of the authors of this booklet was to provide the Club members with the guidance on those claims.

The law which governs the ocean transportation of the cargoes shipped both to and from United States ports is the COGSA 1936, standing for the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act - it is in fact the American enactment of the Hague Rules of 1924, however there are some differences.

Among other relevant laws there are Harter Act and Carmack Amendment as well as the Federal Bills of Lading Act and, of course, individual state laws. The content of this publication will be of some interest to the people dealing with the above mentioned cargo claims and willing to have a clear picture...

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