Local cases of cargo and terminal damage
Document typeExternal research report
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The liability of terminal operators is discussed, including protection of terminal and stevedores' liability in cases of loss or damage which occur in their custody, insurance covers for terminal operators and damage claims in terminals. Guidance is given for container handling and claim prevention. The Himalaya clause is designed to protect the carrier's servants, agents and subcontractors. The Mahkutai case of 1996 and legal implications are described. Insurance cover by P&I clubs, with special reference to the TT (Trough Transport Mutual Insurance Association Ltd), is discussed.