Shipping Industry Modifies Contract Clauses for Ebola Risks

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Some of the shipping industry's biggest trade associations are modifying freight contracts to reduce commercial exposure for companies whose ships travel to countries affected by the Ebola outbreak and to protect crews from the deadly virus. Uncertainty about the spread of Ebola is adding to legal and financial issues for those … [Read more...]

Shippers Work ‘Ebola Clause’ Into Contracts

By Jonathan Saul and Edward McAllister LONDON/NEW YORK, Nov 4 (Reuters) - As Ebola persists in West Africa, shipping lines and traders are tweaking their contracts to protect themselves if the disease puts crews at risk of infection or prevents vessels calling at affected ports. Ebola has not yet forced ports to close, but uncertainties about the spread of the virus are … [Read more...]