Silver v Ocean Steamship Co Ltd: CA 1930

The Hague Rules had made no difference to the incidence of the burden of proof in cases of bailment for carriage.

Scrutton LJ
[1930] 1 KB 416
England and Wales
AppliedGosse Millard v Canadian Government Merchant Marine 1927
Wright J said of the Hague Rules: ‘These Rules, which now have statutory force, have radically changed the legal status of sea carriers under bills of lading. According to the previous law, shipowners were generally common carriers, or were liable . .

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CitedVolcafe Ltd and Others v Compania Sud Americana De Vapores Sa SC 5-Dec-2018
The claimant appellants, arranged shipment of bagged Colombian green coffee beans, stowed in 20 unventilated 20-foot containers from Panama to Rotterdam, Hamburg or Bremerhaven for on carriage to Bremen. The bill of lading for each consignment . .

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Updated: 01 December 2021; Ref: scu.670138