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Court ruling backs owners in deck cargo disputes

Bill of lading clauses excluding owners from liability for loss or damage to cargo ‘howsoever arising’ really do mean just that when it comes to deck cargo, according to Watson Farley & Williams’ analysis of a recent High Court decision

The English High Court has recently confirmed the position on the carriage of deck cargo and the operation of exclusion clauses in a judgment that is a useful reminder as to the use and effectiveness of such clauses.

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