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Hamburg Rules, Carriage of Goods by Sea



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Syllabus of the Subject

Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea, Hamburg Rules, Bill of Lading


  1. Introduction to the UN Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea (Hamburg Rules)
  2. Main characteristics of the Hamburg Rules
  3. Responsibilities of the carrier and the shipper
  4. Loads on covers
  5. Transportation document (Bill of Lading)
  6. Claims and actions. Losses and damages
  7. Background of the Hamburg Rules: The Hague Rules

E-learning Course Master, International Business


Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)


United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea (Hamburg Rules):
Carriage of Goods by Sea (Hamburg Rules) Maritime Transport

The United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea (Hamburg Rules) defines a legal framework for contracts for the international maritime transport of goods between two or more countries.

Under the Hamburg Rules, the obligations and rights of the logistics agents are clearly specified: consignees, porters and stevedores.

The UN Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea (the Hamburg Rules) came into force in 1992.

The document used is the Bill of Lading (it can be presented electronically).

Carrier's liability: from the moment that he receive the goods (under his custody) in the cargo port, during the transport phase to the port of discharge.

Organism: United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

Member countries of the UN Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea (Hamburg Rules): Albania, Austria, Barbados, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Czech Republic, Chile, DR Congo, Dominican Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Germany, Guinea, Holy See, Hungary, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lesotho, Lebanon, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Morocco, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Portugal, Slovakia, Syria, Tanzania, Romania, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sweden, Tunisia, Uganda, U.S., Venezuela, Zambia.

Containers and Transportation
  1. Istanbul Convention
  2. Customs Convention on Containers


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