44 - 04/98 - Container Shortages/Fines
Correspondents recommend that shipowners shipping containers in this region should ensure that the following clauses or similar be used for cargo imported into Syria.
"Vessel is not responsible for contents or weight declared by shipper"
"Container loaded and sealed by shipper in absence of the sea carrier. Master unable to check contents due to a lack of adequate means and for the sake of prompt sailing from load port"
Source of Information:
P Whitehouse through M Bowen (A1)
Bulletin 044 (20 KB)
Thomas Miller & Co Ltd