Judgment rendered in the case of Brown, Jenkinson & Co v Percy Dalton London Ltd  states the importance of ensuring clean bill in the bill of lading. Liabilities incurred by YSL will be dependent on the actual or quasi-contractual terms that have been prescribed in the contract. YSL would have also found inspected the good prior to shipping. It would have defined the quality of the product as clean or damaged. Based on this, the courts will form the decision. Strict liability or negotiable liability will depend on the nature of the contractual terms. SDR (Special Drawing Rights) are drawn pursuant to the type and weight of cargo lost. SDR value changed on a daily basis based on the mandates prescribed by the International Monitory fund. Amount of actual liability incurred will be calculated based on SDR values and figures.
To conclude, Moore Steel cannot be liable for the damage of goods. Bill of Lading proves to be a receipt of this event. Owing to this bill of lading, under English law, Moore steel can claim liabilities to YSL. Original buyer i.e. the Singapore Company will also be offered damage amount by YSL Corporation. If it has been proved in courts that YSL was given good quality products and they failed to deliver to the original buyer then YSL will be liable. YSL will hold the liability charges to both these parties. Remedies will be offered based on the tangible amount of damages incurred by the consignee.
YSL had employed the services of a Belgium transport carrier to move goods from Belgium to Northern Russia. During this course of transport, the goods were stolen in Berlin. This was due to the lorry driver leaving the good unattended for a few hours. It was during this time that the goods were stolen. YSR wants to understand how to gain the lost value of cargo from the Belgium transport carrier.
According to the transport regulations, there is a need to look into the individual contract between the two companies to understand the factors that have been considered. Delivery obligations and the responsibility of the original freight forwarder need to be found. There should be specific clauses in the contractual terms to analyze who is responsible for the course of actions.