| Award 1110

Award N°1110 – (Second degree) Slot charter – Damage to refrigerated goods stowed in a container.In a slot charter, the onus of proof that the owner failed in some of its obligations stays with the charterer. The charterer appears to be unable to provide any evidence that the cold chain has been interrupted during the voyage. Anyhow, arbitrators decided that there was a joint liability, the owner having not been diligent enough in the operation and maintenance of the container.