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“Coral” Balli Trading Ltd. –v- Afalona Shipping Co. Ltd.

23rd Jun 1992

[1993] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 1

Timothy Brenton – Bills of lading – Damage to cargo – Summary judgment – Collapse of cargo stow during voyage – Plaintiffs claimed damages – Bills of lading incorporated charter-party clauses and Hague-Visby Rules – Whether plaintiffs had title to sue – Responsibility for loading and stowing cargo – Whether carriers had arguable defence – Whether plaintiffs entitled to summary judgment.