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CHAPTER 5 Pinning down delivery: Glencore v MSC and the use of PIN codes to effect delivery

New Technologies, Artificial Intelligence and Shipping law in the 21st Century

Page 47 CHAPTER 5 Pinning down delivery: Glencore v MSC and the use of PIN codes to effect delivery Pinning down delivery: Glencore v MSC and the use of PIN codes to effect delivery Simon Rainey QC 1 1 Introduction The decisions in Glencore International AG v MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co SA (The Eugenia) , 2 both at first instance and in the Court of Appeal, have attracted sustained interest from academics and practitioners alike. 3 Whilst in many ways the decision turned on a handful of particular and relatively peculiar facts, the interest, no doubt, derives in large part from the decisions’ wider implications. The judgments provide a microcosm for a wider conflict at the sharp end of English maritime law and practice; that between established legal doctrine and burgeoning technical development; the merits of certainty and the need for progress; tradition and modernity.

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