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

10th Jul 1980

[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.

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