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Furthermore it is usualiy here that the carrier states that he does not undertake to arrive at the place of delivery by a particular time, neither is he liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss caused by delay. In respect of claims, Article IV(b) of the 1971 Act states: The total amount recoverable shali be calculated by reference to the value of such goods at the place and time at which the goods are discharged from the ship in accordance with the contract or should have been so discharged.

8. Sundry liability provisions These would apply to combined transport and port-to-port shipments and include such items as: Delay - the carrier does not undertake that the goods shall arrive at a destination by a given time. This is a provision in most bills of lading. Supply of containers - the terms of the bill of lading govern the responsibility of the carrier in this respect. Ad valorem - where the value of the goods is stated on the bill of lading, a higher rate of compensation is payable for loss or damage, paid on a pro rata hasis.

The requirement to notify is not however obligatory and this is usually emphasized in the clauses of the bill it being assumed that other advices would be available to the party who is purchasing the goods. But when a bill has been made out to order it is desirable to complete the Notify Partyl box as this should help in prompt clearance and delivery of the goods. An orderl bill is a negotiable document when endorsed. C. When a Through bill is required either from an inland collection point to port of destination or from the port of loading to an inland destination overseas or right through from and to the inland points then the PreCarriage byl box should show the method to be applied.

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