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Firm Advice

Going around in circles

Jun 18, 2018No Comments

The latest amendments to the National Road Traffic Act regulations have been poorly drafted. There was some commotion in the logistics industry when the minister

Connecting the Dots

May 09, 2018No Comments

Service providers in the logistics network should be protected from liabilities. It is not uncommon for freight operators to appoint dedicated agents in other jurisdictions

Protective writs are safe for now 

Apr 10, 2018No Comments

In conflict with a Western Cape High Court decision, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court has held that the issue of a summons protects a claimant against

Cargo owners and insurers to pay more for p...

Mar 14, 2018No Comments

In its October 2017 judgment, the United Kingdom (UK) Supreme Court held that operating costs incurred while negotiating a ransom with pirates fell within extra

Container demurrage: agents beware

Feb 28, 2018No Comments

Shipping agents often incorrectly believe that they are protected by “being agents” acting for an undisclosed principal… Shipping agents prefer to be reflected as the

The elephant in the room

Feb 01, 2018No Comments

The importance of understanding the functions of bills of lading. Bills of lading have long been described as the cardinal documents for the carriage of