Abe & Sakata Legal Professional Corporation

Abe & Sakata Legal Professional Corporation



Mr. Fukamachi, attorney-at-law at our corporation, was seconded to the Japan P&I Club from April 2020 to September 2021, where he had the opportunity to handle various case as a claim handler. In the course of this experience, he became interested in and examined the issue of who has the obligation to discharge or receive the goods in the event of a damage to the goods, mainly based on the Japanese law.

The following is an article by him, summarizing the result of the above examination, published in Maritime Law Review (Kaijiho Kenkyu kaishi) No. 256 (August 2022).

Obligation to discharge and receive the goods carried in carriage by sea [Japanese version only]