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Supreme Court sets precedent on CMR carrier’s liability for loading

Supreme Court sets precedent on CMR carrier’s liability for loading

21.08.2013

The Supreme Court recently confirmed that a Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR) carrier has a right to release itself from liability for the loading, stowage and securing of goods, and that the sender has no right to take direct action against the CMR sub-carrier. The decision is a reminder that it is important to have a clear and detailed agreement on such matters.

Partners Matti Komonen and Herman Ljungberg at Hammarström Puhakka Partners, Attorneys Ltd, have written an update on this matter. The update titled “Supreme Court sets precedent on CMR carrier’s liability for loading” has been published in the International Law Office’s newsletter.