Welcome to the Autumn edition of the ITIC Claims Review, which is published to coincide with the September 2010 meeting of the Club’s Board of Directors in Istanbul, Turkey.

Claims Review 22

31/08/2010
A large construction firm was undertaking building works on an island. In order to construct part of the project, a large crane was needed to be shipped by barge from the mainland. The construction company asked ITIC’s member,...

31/08/2010
A shipbroker, who was a member of ITIC, was acting for a ship owner. The owners had a demurrage claim against the charterers and the charterparty contained the following time bars: 60 day notification – mid January 2008 90...

31/08/2010
A shipbroker sought ITIC's assistance because fraudsters were using their address and VAT number. They advised that they had received a call from a man whose girlfriend wanted to buy a vintage sports car. The person selling it...

31/08/2010
A ship agent had been instructed to arrange for five containers to be shipped from the UK. In error, the agency office left a clause on the bill of lading stating “Shipper’s Own Containers”. As a result the containers were...

31/08/2010
A liner agent accepted a booking of two reefer containers of frozen fish for shipment to China. Instructions were received to ship the cargo at a temperature of minus 20. Unfortunately, when the details of the shipment were being...

31/08/2010
A number of claims against shipbrokers are caused by a failure to take care who a message is addressed to. One example is the broker using the “reply” button, instead of “forward” in email communication. The result being that an...

31/08/2010
In November 2000, a liner agent accepted a booking of equipment for transportation from Europe to America. The cargo was in a single 40ft container. The booking was made by a freight forwarder. The bill of lading showed that the...

31/08/2010
A ship agency office in the Far East reported a case regarding their local office’s failure to obtain evidence of delivering a consignment of goods to a vessel. The case involved a delivery of six portable gas detectors which...

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