Bills of lading claims, logistics and multimodal transport
The movement of goods using multimodal contracts is certainly full of complications, and difficult disputes often arise. With different conventions controlling the transportation of goods across Europe and internationally, good advice from reliable people really matters. And that’s exactly what we offer. Our marine team advise logistics providers, liner services, freight forwarders and transport companies on all matters relating to the movement of goods across Europe and the world.
As with most business today, time is of the essence. With such short time frames regarding these claims, it’s vital that you seek advice as soon as possible. Our team are on hand to advise and guide you through such claims. We’re supporting members of BIFA and regularly hold presentations in our three offices on logistics and multimodal transport issues.
We specialise in:
- CMR disputes
- BIFA terms disputes
- Bills of lading claims
- Claims for damage and delay to goods
- Freight forwarding disputes
- Litigation and arbitration proceedings in relation to the terms of carriage by road and coastal waters
- We regularly assist companies to revise their terms and conditions.
- We assist haulage companies with appeals under the Immigration Act in relation to penalties imposed after the discovery of clandestines
We have expertise in:
- Time bar issues
- Limitation issues
- Enforcement of liens
- Security for claims
In a recent case, the English Court was asked to consider the nature of the obligations on the owners of the vessel on an approach voyage, when the charterparty did not include any ETA dates for the ship for the delivery port, but did include a cancelling date.
A legal dispute concerning a cargo of Columbian green coffee beans, which were carried in 20 unventilated containers to Germany, has made its way up to the Court of Appeal.