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Court of Appeal confirms Commercial Court decision on the meaning of “unit” in Article IV of the Hague Rules

Court of Appeal confirms Commercial Court decision on the meaning of “unit” in Article IV of the Hague Rules|BDM Blog|BDM Law

Those who read our blog may recall our take on the decision of Sir Jeremy Cooke in the The Aqasia. Alternatively, please click here to go to that blog posting.  Latest news is that the Court of Appeal has upheld the earlier decision on the meaning of the word “unit” in Article IV rule 5 of the Hague Rules. We now know that this can only be a reference to a physical item of cargo and not a unit of measurement. One assumes that the matter is now resolved. However, we shall revert if the unsuccessful Owners seek to take it further! Full case citation is at [2018] EWCA Civ 276 and you can access it here: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2018/276.html

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