VESSEL TOUCHED THE BOTTOM OF BERTH 15 AT THE PORT OF MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE
We represented the charterers of the vessel which touched the bottom of Berth 15 at the port of Maputo, Mozambique while loading a cargo of chrome. The charterers successfully sued the Maputo Port Development Corporation (MPDC – the Port Authority) in the Maputo High Court. Judgement was handed down in March 2015. It was particularly heartening to note the independence of the Mozambique Court and its willingness to give a judgment in favour of a foreign entity against a partially State-owned local entity. Our related newsflash can be found here.