On 6 December, Hellenic Shipping News carried a report from the Marine Insurance P+I Club News says that drug smuggling in the maritime sector continues to generate complex contractual disputes between owners, charterers, and cargo interests. It says that it is crucial that these parties ensure that their contracts properly address and allocate liability accordingly, to avoid expensive and time-consuming disputes. With the maritime industry continually improving anti-narcotics operations around the world, traffickers are finding increasingly novel and ingenious ways to smuggle drugs. The report explores the delays and losses that can be caused, and provides some practical advice to help mitigate any potential liability.
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