Fisherman Cut a Sea Cable with a Hacksaw

Aage Krogh, IUNO Denmark The Norwegian Court of Appeal ruled that a ship owner was liable for damages to a sea cable due to gross negligence. However, the court eased the amount of damages from € 140,457 to € 54,022 due to the ship owner’s poor financial situation....
THE MERCHANT CLAUSE-WHO IS “MERCHANT”?

THE MERCHANT CLAUSE-WHO IS “MERCHANT”?

Arnold Van Steenderen, Van Steenderen Mainport Lawyers, Rotterdam Under the terms of a Bill of Lading the shipper, the receiver, the consignee, the holder of the Bill of Lading, the owner of the cargo and, usually, anybody further defined as merchant in the Bill of...