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VOLCAFE LTD AND OTHERS v COMPANIA SUD AMERICANA DE VAPORES SA (TRADING AS "CSAV")

Lloyd's Law Reports Plus

VOLCAFE LTD AND OTHERS v COMPANIA SUD AMERICANA DE VAPORES SA (TRADING AS "CSAV")

[2016] 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 – Whether damage inevitable - Hague Rules, article III rule 2 and article IV rule 2(m).

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