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

Lloyd's Law Reports

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

[2017] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 32

COURT OF APPEAL

Before Lady Justice Gloster,Lady Justice King,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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