The Hague–Visby Rules is a set of international rules for the international carriage of goods by the Unification of Certain Rules of Law Relating to Bills of Lading”) in , the Rules became known colloquially as the Hague–Visby Rules. We all know what a bill of lading is and what a contract of carriage is.. But do you know when a bill of lading become a contract of carriage. Protocol to Amend the International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules of Law Relating to Bills of Lading (“Visby Rules”). (Brussels, 23 February.

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Article 17 The Belgian Government shall notify the States represented at the twelfth session of the Diplomatic Conference on Maritime Law, the acceding States to this Protocol, and the States Parties to the Convention, of the following: The Protocol shall three months after the date of the receipt of such notification by the Belgian Government extend to the territories named therein, but not before the date of the coming hgaue force of the Protocol in respect of such State.

This Article shall not prevent a Contracting State from applying the rules of this Convention to Bills of Lading not included in the preceding paragraphs”. It is implicit from the common law that the carrier must not deviate from the agreed route nor from the usual route; but Article IV 4 provides that “any deviation in saving or attempting to save life or property at sea or any reasonable deviation shall not be deemed to be an infringement or breach of these Rules”. Bareboat Demise Time Voyage.

Article 7 As between the Parties to this Protocol, denunciation by any of them of the Convention in accordance with Article 15 thereof, shall not be construed in any way as a denunciation of the Convention as amended by this Protocol.

The aggregate of the amounts recoverable from the carrier, and such servants and agents, shall in no case exceed the limit provided for in these Rules. Saint Christopher and Nevis.

When, after 44 years of experience, the Rules were updated with a single minor amendment, they still covered only carriage wholly by sea thereby ignoring multi-modal transport rupes, and they barely acknowledged the container hagud of the s.

This denunciation shall take effect one year after the rulrs on which notification thereof has hagud received by the Belgian Ru,es it also shall apply to the Convention. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. By contrast, the shipper has fewer obligations mostly implicitnamely: They require contracting States to apply the Rules to bills of lading mentioned in the Article and authorise them to apply the Rules to other bills of lading.

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Except as aforesaid such article of transport shall be considered the package or unit. The provisions of these Rules shall apply to every bill of lading relating to the carriage of goods between ports hagie two different States if.

An action for indemnity against a third person may be brought even after the expiration of the year provided for in the viaby paragraph if brought within the time allowed by the law of the Court seized of the case.

The Hague-Visby Rules – The Hague Rules as Amended by the Brussels Protocol

If any such goods shipped with such knowledge and consent shall become a danger to the ship or cargo, they may in like manner be landed at any place, or destroyed or rendered innocuous by hqgue carrier without liability on the part of the carrier except to general average, if any. A benefit of insurance in favour of the carrier or similar clause shall be deemed to be a clause relieving the carrier from liability.

Manifest Sea Carriage sisudoc. This page was last edited on 23 Novemberat Subject to paragraph 6bis the carrier and the ship shall in any event be discharged from all liability whatsoever in respect of the goods, unless suit is brought within one year of their delivery or of the date when they should have been delivered.


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Article 13 1 This Protocol shall come into force three months after the date of the deposit of ten instruments of ratification or accession, of which at least five shall have been deposited by States that have each a tonnage equal or superior to one million gross tons of tonnage. The carrier’s duties are not “strict”, but require only a reasonable standard of professionalism and care; and Article IV allows the carrier a wide range of situations exempting them from liability on a cargo claim.

They deal with the coming into force of the Convention, procedure for ratification, accession and denunciation and the right to call for a fresh conference to consider amendments to the Rules contained in the Convention.

The defences and limits of liability provided for in these Rules shall apply in any action against the carrier in respect of loss or damage to goods covered by a contract of carriage whether the action be founded in rulles or in tort.

Article 15 1 Any Contracting State may at the time of signature, ratification or accession or at any time thereafter declare by written notification to the Belgian Government which among the territories under its sovereignty or for haghe international relations it is responsible, are those to which the present Protocol applies.


Provided that this article shall not apply to ordinary commercial shipments made in the ordinary course of trade, but only to other shipments where the character or condition of the property to be carried or the circumstances, terms and conditions under which the carriage is to be performed are such as reasonably to justify a special agreement.

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The carrier shall be bound before and at the beginning of the voyage to exercise due diligence to: The Hague—Visby Rules were hhague into English law by the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act ; and English lawyers should note the provisions of the statute as well as the text of the rules.

This period may, however, be extended if the parties so agree after the cause of action has arisen”. Retrieved from ” https: Any deviation in saving or attempting to save life or property at sea or any reasonable deviation shall not be deemed to be an infringement or breach of these Rules or of the contract of carriage, and the carrier shall not be liable for any loss or damage resulting therefrom.

A final amendment was made in the SDR Protocol in In the case of any actual or apprehended loss or damage the carrier and the receiver shall give all reasonable facilities to each other for inspecting and tallying the goods.

Goods of an inflammable, explosive or dangerous nature to the shipment whereof the carrier, master or agent of the carrier has not consented with knowledge of their nature and character, may at any time before discharge be landed at any place, or destroyed or rendered innocuous by the carrier without compensation and the dules of such goods shall be liable for all damages and expenses directly or indirectly arising out of or resulting from such shipment.

Article 6 As between the Parties to vieby Protocol the Convention and the Protocol shall be read and interpreted together as one single instrument. Article 4 Article 9 of the Convention shall be deleted and replaced by the following: The notifications with regard to the territorial application in accordance with Article The last two paragraphs of this Article are not reproduced.

Under the Rules, the carrier’s main duties are to “properly and carefully load, handle, stow, carry, keep, care for, and discharge the goods tules and to “exercise due diligence to