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CMR Convention

CMR Convention – set of unified rules about international cargo transportation by land according to contract-waybill (CMR). This convention is invalid for internally transportation. CMR Convention was adopted in 1956 at Geneva.

According to CMR Convention:

Carriers liability in transportation by land is limited to 8.33 SDR per kg;
Facts of cargo damage or loss shall be registered during cargo acceptance procedure.
Claims regarding damage of cargo shall be submitted in written no later than within 7 days from delivery of cargo.
Claims regarding delay of cargo shall be submitted in written no later than within 21 days from delivery of cargo.
The carrier is relieved from liability if the damage was caused due to the wrong information about the goods, incorrect packaging, marking or poorly prepared accompanying documents.

The whole CMR Convention you can find here.

Warsaw Convention

Warsaw Convention – set of unified rules about carriage of loads, passengers and baggage by international airlines according to contract – Air Waybill (AWB)). Warsaw Convention was adopted in 1929 at Warsaw.

According to Warsaw Convention:

Carriers liability in airlines is limited to 19 SDR per kg;
Facts of cargo damage or loss shall be registered during cargo acceptance procedure.
Claims regarding damage of cargo shall be submitted in written no later than within 7 days from delivery of cargo.
Claims regarding delay of cargo shall be submitted in written no later than within 21 days from delivery of cargo.
Claims regarding disappearance of cargo shall be submitted in written no later than within 120 days from delivery of cargo.
The carrier is relieved from liability if the damage was caused due to the wrong information about the goods, incorrect packaging, marking or poorly prepared accompanying documents.

The whole Warsaw Convention you can find here.

The Hague-Visby Rules

The Hague-Visby Rules was signed in 1968 at Visby and sets conditions for the carriage of goods by sea according to transportation contract – Bill of Lading (B/L). These rules control not only transportation, but also cargo handling, securing (unless otherwise provided for), loading and unloading.

Carriers liability in marine transport is limited to 2 SDR per kg or 666.67 SDR per packing.
Facts of cargo damage or loss shall be registered during cargo acceptance procedure.
Claims regarding damage of cargo shall be submitted in written no later than within 3 days from delivery of cargo.
To calculated the value of goods by using the prices of the country where and of the term when the cargo was or had to be unloaded.
If for any reasons the Sender delivered the dangerous cargo without informing the agent or marine transportation company, the captain of the ship reserves a right, by giving prior written notice to the Sender, to destroy the cargo in any place of the world at the Sender’s expense or to leave the cargo to store.
The carrier is relieved from liability if the damage was caused due to the wrong information about the goods, incorrect packaging, marking or poorly prepared accompanying documents.

The whole Hague-Visby Rule Book you can find here.

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