Various claims involving shipments of maize from Central America: We represented the owners and insurers of several vessels carrying maize cargoes into various ports in Southern Africa from Central America in 2015 and 2016. On arrival the cargo was found to have been wet damaged and mouldy over the entire surfaces, and faced rejection in full by health authorities and receivers. Our attendances included guiding preliminary investigations, advising throughout prolonged sorting of the cargo and ultimate discharge of condemned cargo for destruction and sound cargo for delivery, advising on security issues, as well as acting for owners in ensuing litigation.