Insurer Says Shipper’s Negligence Caused Shrimp To Spoil

Law360, London (October 8, 2019, 5:43 PM BST) -- A Taiwanese seafood importer and its insurer threw a counter-punch in their London court fight against shipping giant Maersk over kilos of shrimp that allegedly spoiled en route from the Caribbean, saying temperature data for the holding container underwent “significant” fluctuations.

The Friday filing by Ming Sheng Seafood Co. and Spanish insurer Mutua de Seguros de Armadores de Buques de Pesca de España hit back at defense arguments Maersk provided to the court in August. The shipper contended that there will “inevitably be minimal temperature fluctuations” so it couldn’t be held to an alleged mandate for a constant refrigerated temperature of...

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