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#UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY SEA (1978) Hamburg Rules

PREAMBLE


PART I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1. Definitions

Article 2. Scope of application

Article 3. Interpretation of the Convention


PART II. LIABILITY OF THE CARRIER

Article 4. Period of responsibility

Article 5. Basis of liability

Article 6. Limits of liability

Article 7. Application to non-contractual claims

Article 8. Loss of right to limit responsibility

Article 9. Deck cargo

Article 10. Liability of the carrier and actual carrier

Article 11. Through carriage


PART III. LIABILITY OF THE SHIPPERS

Article 12. General rule

Article 13. Special rules on dangerous goods


PART IV. TRANSPORT DOCUMENTS

Article 14. Issue of bill of lading

Article 15. Contents of bill of lading

Article 16. Bills of lading: reservations and evidentiary effect

Article 17. Guarantees by the shipper

Article 18. Documents other than bills of lading


PART V. CLAIMS AND ACTIONS

Article 19. Notice of loss, damage or delay

Article 20. Limitation of actions

Article 21. Jurisdiction

Article 22. Arbitration


PART VI. SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

Article 23. Contractual stipulations

Article 24. General average

Article 25. Other conventions

Article 26. Unit of account


PART VII. FINAL CLAUSES

Article 27. Depositary

Article 28. Signature, Ratification, Acceptance, Approval, Accession

Article 29. Reservations

Article 30. Entry into force

Article 31. Denunciation of other conventions

Article 32. Revision and amendment

Article 33. Revision of the limitation amounts and unit of account or monetary unit

Article 34. Denunciation


Common understanding adopted by the United Nations Conference on the Carriage of Goods by Sea.

Explanatory note by the UNCITRAL Secretariat on the United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea, 1978 (Hamburg)