Friday, September 25, 2009

Maersk sues Suria Capital

SURIA CAPITAL HOLDINGS BHD unit Sabah Ports Sdn Bhd (SPSB) has been served with a writ of summons by Denmark-based AP Moeller — Maersk A/S (Maersk) over its cargo damaged at SPSB’s container yard.

In a filing to Bursa Malaysia Securities yesterday, Suria said the plaintiff was seeking indemnity or payment from SPSB totalling US$30,692.08 (RM106,501.51) for the damaged cargo stored at the Sapangar Bay Container Port.

It said Maersk alleged that SPSB had negligently and/or in breach of its duties owed as bailee of the container and cargo, failed to ensure that the container was plugged in to power supply for four days and had thereby exposed the cargo to heat damage.

Suria said the consignee had rejected the entire consignment of the cargo upon knowing that the container was not plugged into power source for four days. It said Maersk, which had settled the shipper’s claim of US$30,692.08 had now commenced the suit against SPSB to seek indemnity in respect of the settlement sum paid towards the shipper.

Source: EdgeDaily

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