Is it true that the Hague and the Hague-Visby Rules have abolished the doctrine of stages based on The Makedonia [1962] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 316 in cases to which the Rules apply? Can the Rules be interpreted as providing that the common law doctrine of stages is preserved insofar as subsequent sailings from intermediate ports are concerned?

Lloyd’s Shipping & Trade Law | Dr. Arun Kasi | 18 Aug 22