Matsuura Machiner Corporation v. Melburn Truck Lines Ltd

In Admiralty Jurisdiction on (Updated )

These three appeals concerned the jurisdiction of the Court over a road carrier in a through transit situation. Specifically, the Court considered whether s. 22(2)f (which grants the Court jurisdiction over claims "arising out of an agreement relating to the carriage of goods on a ship under a through bill of lading") supported jurisdiction against the road carrier. The Court of Appeal held that this section did not allow an action against a road carrier who was not a party to the through bill of lading.