Shipping Law

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Carriage by Road – the CMR

Carriage by Road – the CMR

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International contracts for the carriage of goods by road have their equivalent of the Hague and Hague-Visby Rules in the CMR,1 enacted by the Carriage of Goods by Road Act 1965. The main commercial differences between the two modes of carriage are that road carriage will frequently involve the use of sub-carriers, but will rarely involve sale of the goods in transit. With sea carriage, the position is generally reversed. These critical differences in the two modes of transport are reflected in the different structures of their respective mandatory codes.

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