136 - 4/00 - Container Pilferage (Pharmaceuticals) - Marseilles - France
Under French Law it is not possible for cargo interests to proceed directly against the stevedores when a contractual (b/l) situation exists. The carriers only possibility to avoid a claim in this type of case is to present a recourse action against the stevedores. This is hampered by a further problem in Marseilles which is that surveillance video tapes, of the areas concerned, are not being kept long enough by the port before being erased.
We would strongly recommend members request secure stowage for their containers in Marseilles prior to/ after discharge, and ensure their staff are fully aware of this current problem.
Further information can be obtained from the Club's correspondent in Marseilles .
Tel + 33 4 96 102 525
Fax + 33 4 91 372 981
Source of information :
John Savignon (L7)
Bulletin 136 (39 KB)
Thomas Miller & Co Ltd