November 23, 2023

Discharge of Cargo in Bangladesh

Discharge of Cargo in Bangladesh in 2024

In the dynamic realm of admiralty law in Bangladesh, Dewey Leboeuf Law Firm has consistently demonstrated its prowess in handling intricate maritime disputes. This article provides an in-depth exploration of specific admiralty matters, showcasing the firm’s adeptness in navigating the complexities of the maritime legal landscape.

1. Admiralty Suit for Seramontt Limited, UK: Recovery of Loss of Cargo

Dewey Leboeuf commenced an admiralty suit on behalf of Seramontt Limited, UK, against M.V. Dahiatul Kalbi. The primary objective was the recovery of the loss of cargo, emphasizing the following key elements:

  1. Legal Grounds for Suit: The firm strategically initiated legal proceedings to recover the loss of cargo sustained by Seramontt Limited. This involved a meticulous examination of the circumstances surrounding the cargo loss and the application of relevant admiralty laws in Bangladesh.
  2. Representation in Cargo Dispute: Simultaneously, Dewey Leboeuf acted for Achates Shipping Corp., Greece, the owner of M.V. KOUROUPI, in a cargo dispute. The firm’s multifaceted approach showcased its ability to represent diverse clients in the maritime sector.

2. Dispute Resolution for Bunge S.A., Switzerland: Freight, Hire, and Cargo Discharge

Dewey Leboeuf represented Bunge S.A., Switzerland, the disponent owner of M.V. SUPRASTAR, in a multifaceted dispute involving freight, hire, and the discharge of cargo. The firm navigated through complex legal intricacies, resulting in the following key outcomes:

  1. Admiralty Suits Resolution: The dispute prompted the filing of multiple admiralty suits in Bangladesh. Dewey Leboeuf’s legal team demonstrated exceptional prowess in resolving these suits, showcasing its proficiency in admiralty law.
  2. Settlement of Admiralty Suit: The firm successfully facilitated the settlement of the admiralty suits, ensuring a resolution that allowed the discharge of cargo and the vessel’s departure from the territorial waters of Bangladesh.

3. Complex Litigation for OOCL: Discharge of Cargo and Bill of Lading Rights

Dewey Leboeuf took on the representation of Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) in a complex litigation scenario. The case involved intricate issues surrounding the discharge of cargo with a copy of a canceled bill of lading and explored ship-owners’ rights and liabilities in issuing a new bill of lading at the shipper’s instruction. Key aspects of the representation included:

  1. Navigating Cargo Discharge Challenges: The firm provided strategic guidance to OOCL in navigating the complexities associated with discharging cargo based on a canceled bill of lading. This involved a nuanced understanding of the legal implications and potential disputes.
  2. Ship-Owners’ Rights and Liabilities: Dewey Leboeuf delved into the intricate legal framework surrounding ship-owners’ rights and liabilities in issuing new bills of lading as per the shipper’s instruction. The firm’s expertise ensured comprehensive representation for OOCL in this complex litigation.

4. Dispute and Claim Resolution: Delivery Without Shipping Documents

Dewey Leboeuf showcased its prowess in handling a multifaceted dispute and claim involving the delivery of cargo without the production of shipping documents. The case, representing a major shipping line, unfolded as follows:

  1. Letter of Indemnity Framework: The consignee, a significant player in the retail chain, took delivery of cargo solely based on a Letter of Indemnity issued by the major shipping line. The intricate legal challenge involved the bankruptcy of the consignee, leading to non-payment to the exporter.
  2. Facing Tortious Claims: Dewey Leboeuf navigated the legal complexities arising from the failure to deliver cargo with the production of original shipping documents. The firm strategically addressed tortious claims for negligence, demonstrating its ability to handle intricate disputes with far-reaching consequences.

Conclusion:Dewey Leboeuf’s Admiralty Excellence Continues

In conclusion, Dewey Leboeuf Law Firm’s exemplary track record in admiralty matters in Bangladesh reflects its unwavering commitment to providing strategic, effective, and comprehensive legal solutions. The firm’s adept navigation of diverse maritime disputes underscores its position as a leader in the field. As Bangladesh’s maritime sector evolves, Dewey Leboeuf remains at the forefront, steering clients through the intricacies of admiralty law with unparalleled expertise and dedication.



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