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Shipping & Transport

13 January 2021
Camila Mendes Vianna STJ confirms five-year limitation period for collection of demurrage of containers in maritime transport

Brazil - Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

In October 2020 the Second Panel of the Superior Court of Justice issued a unanimous decision, on repetitive appeal, establishing that a claim to collect amounts relating to expenses for demurrage previously established in a maritime transport contract (unimodal) is limited to five years by the statute of limitations. This decision ratifies the court's prevailing position on the matter.

Authors: Camila Mendes Vianna, Paulo Fernandes
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Barbara Wilbrink Theft of luxury watches from storage raises questions over carrier liability

Netherlands - AKD

An armed robbery at a warehouse provided the basis for an unfortunate – but legally interesting – recent case in the Amsterdam Court of Appeal. The case raised the question of whether the carrier could be held liable for the loss of the goods and, if so, whether it could invoke the limitations of liability applicable to carriers. In this regard, the court also examined whether storage formed an independent part of the contract or whether it was absorbed into carriage.

Author: Barbara Wilbrink
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