Rotterdam Rules - Text
United Nations Convention on contracts for the international carriage of goods wholly or partly by sea. (30 MB)
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The Club's performance over the first six months of the year has been extremely strong. After six months of the year, total notified claims on the prudently reserved 2016 policy year are encouraging with few large claims within the Club or Pool retentions. Claims on prior policy years have also developed favourably. Full details of the Club's half year financials are available in the attached '2016 Autumn Review'.
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