“New York Star” Salmond and Spraggon (Australia) Pty. Ltd. -v- Port Jackson Stevedoring Pty. Ltd.

Jonathan Gaisman QC

[1981] 1 W.L.R. 138; [1980] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 317

Jonathan Gaisman – Bill of lading – Exemption clause – Stevedores – Goods discharged and placed in warehouse – Usual practice for carriers to report to office with shipping documents to obtain gate pass and collect goods – Goods obtained by thief without presentation of documents – Whether ship’s agents and stevedores liable – Whether stevedores not being parties to contract could rely on exclusion clauses in bill of lading – Whether claim time barred – Australia.

Date added: July 10th, 1980

Area of Expertise

Shipping, admiralty & transport