VOLCAFE LTD AND OTHERS v COMPANIA SUD AMERICANA DE VAPORES SA (TRADING AS "CSAV")
 Lloyd's Rep. Plus 77
COURT OF APPEAL
Before Lady Justice Gloster, Lady Justice King and Mr Justice Flaux
Carriage of goods by sea - Consignments of bagged coffee beans in containers carried on LCL/FCL terms - Cargo found to be damaged by condensation - Temporal scope of Hague Rules - Burden of proof - Whether carrier failed properly and carefully to load and carry the goods -
Whether carrier entitled to rely on "inherent vice" exception â Whether damage inevitable - Hague Rules, article III rule 2 and article IV rule 2(m).