JI MacWilliam Company Inc v Mediterranean Shipping Company SA 'The Rafaela S'

Derrington, Sarah C. (2005) JI MacWilliam Company Inc v Mediterranean Shipping Company SA 'The Rafaela S'. University of Queensland Law Journal, 24 1: 191-195.


Author Derrington, Sarah C.
Title JI MacWilliam Company Inc v Mediterranean Shipping Company SA 'The Rafaela S'
Formatted title
JI MacWilliam Company Inc v Mediterranean Shipping Company SA ‘The Rafaela S’
Journal name University of Queensland Law Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0083-4041
Publication date 2005-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 24
Issue 1
Start page 191
End page 195
Total pages 5
Editor Ross Grantham
Nicholas T. Aroney
Place of publication Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Publisher University of Queensland Press
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject CX
750599 Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
180199 Law not elsewhere classified
1801 Law
Formatted abstract
It is somewhat surprising that, until February 2005, the true status of a straight bill of lading providing for delivery of goods to a named consignee and not to order or assigns or bearer, and so not transferable by endorsement, had not been authoritatively settled by an English Court. The commercial shipping industry has, however, now been left in no doubt that a straight bill of lading is a 'bill of lading or any similar document of title' for the purposes of the Hague and the Hague-Visby Rules and that the production of such a bill is a necessary pre-condition of requiring delivery of the goods to which the bill relates. Such were the conclusions of the House of Lords in J I Macwilliam Company Inc v Mediterranean Shipping Company SA (The Rafaela S), in which their Lordships unanimously upheld the decision of the Court of Appeal.
Keyword Bills of lading
Commercial shipping
Hague-Visby rules
Q-Index Code CX
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