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The Carriage of Goods Convention

Introduction There are several conventions on the international carriage of goods, all of them essentially unimodal.[1] The Montreal Convention (MC) on carriage by air,[2] the (amended) CIM 1999 on carriage by rail,[3] and the CMNI on inland navigation are relatively young and up to date conventions.[4] The Hague-Visby Rules (HVR) on carriage by sea under […]

Goederenvervoer onder cognossement

Goederenvervoer onder cognossement Het internationale handelsrecht is al vrij specialistisch, en het vervoer van goederen over zee onder cognossement is op zijn beurt weer een geval apart binnen het internationale handelsrecht. Het omvat verbintenissenrecht, internationale verdragen, goederenrecht, waardepapieren, IPR en zelfs een beetje geschiedenis. De (noodzaak tot) dwingendrechtelijke regulering van de overeenkomst van vervoer onder […]

The successive carrier: a relic from the past

Chapter VI of the Convention relative au contrat de transport international de Marchandises par Route (CMR) regulates successive carriage by road. Unfortunately, these provisions have lost their value over the years, and meanwhile do more harm than good. The provisions on successive carriage are often interpreted differently in the different jurisdictions, and they are sometimes […]