NEW YORK Duferco Steel
Inc. has filed a lawsuit against a Greek carrier, claiming it
damaged and lost a portion of a steel reinforcing bar shipment
to New Orleans from Turkey.
Mava Shipping Co. Ltd. entered
into a transportation contract in February to carry steel
deformed reinforcing bars (debars) to the Port of New Orleans
from Aliaga, Turkey, according to a filing in U.S. District
Court in Louisiana.
The Matawan, N.J.-based steel
trader said that the cargo was delivered to the M/V Union
Ranger in "good order and condition," and that the Greek
shipper had agreed to "safely receive, load, stow, secure,
carry, discharge and deliver the steel cargo" in the "same
order and condition as when received aboard the vessel."
However, when the cargo arrived
in New Orleans around April 5 it was damaged, with some product
missing, the court documents state. Duferco is seeking $16,895
in sustained damages, plus expenses and interest, which Mava
refuses to pay, the company said.
Mava couldnt be reached,
and counsel for Duferco didnt respond to requests for