Open meeting with update on selected maritime law topics
Introduction by Prof. Filippo Lorenzon, Faculty of Law, Dalian Maritime University (People Republic of China) and Campbell Johnston Clark Ltd, London.
Comments by Prof. Erik Røsæg, University of Oslo
Open meeting on the topics
- In the English Supreme Court decision Volcafe Ltd and others (Appellants) v Compania Sud Americana De Vapores SA (Respondent) concerned damage by condensate moisture on a load of coffee carried by sea. It was held that that the legal burden of disproving negligence rests on the carrier, both for the purpose of article III.2 and article IV.2 of the Hague Rules.
- The new BIMCO STM clause for Voyage Charters. The STM (Sea Traffic Management) Clause seeks to facilitate just-in-time port calls in commercial contracts and aims at allocating risks in a way that does not create a conflict between economic and environmental efficiency.
- The European Court of Justice case C-88/17 - Zurich Insurance and Metso Minerals indicates that the place of performance on contract of carriage include the port of departure or loading. Which effects would this have, for example in conjunction with choice of law rules?