Ince Podcasts

Cargo in “apparent good order and condition”: an invitation or representation?

February 11, 2021 Ince Season 1 Episode 19
Ince Podcasts
Cargo in “apparent good order and condition”: an invitation or representation?
Show Notes

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the words “clean on board” and “SHIPPED in apparent good order and condition” in a draft bill of lading do not amount to a representation or warranty by the shippers or charterers as to the apparent condition of the cargo. They are merely an invitation to the Master to make his own assessment of the cargo’s apparent condition on shipment and to make the appropriate representation in the bill of lading he signs and issues at the time of shipment.

In this podcast Natalie Nielsen discusses the significance of the Court of Appeal’s decision and how it reflects the general understanding of industry practitioners and commentators.

Please read the podcast in article format here.