Shipping Co. wants over $200 million in accident damages reversed

By Joyce Hanson (June 9, 2022, 7:35 p.m. EDT) – A Geneva-based shipping company accused of failing to pay nearly $200 million awarded in arbitration proceedings over a container ship that caught fire 10 years ago urged a federal court in Louisiana to launch a lawsuit against the shipowner seeking to enforce the sentence.

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co. SA argued Tuesday in its motion to dismiss shipowner Conti 11. Container Schiffahrts-GmbH & Co. KG MS that the Louisiana court lacked jurisdiction to hear the case. Additionally, MSC says it has few contacts in the state even though the cargo was loaded in New Orleans before a fire broke out and caused an explosion…

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