Contract of carriage

Contract of carriage,

Definition of Contract of carriage:

  1. Binding agreement (evidenced usually by an air waybill, bill of lading, or passenger ticket) which contains conditions of carriage that spell out the obligations and rights of a carrier and a shipper/passenger. The carrier undertakes to deliver goods/passengers from a named place of departure to a named destination, in consideration for freight/fare. This contract addresses issues associated specifically with what is being carried, and how the liability and compensation for damage or injury to (or loss of) the goods/passengers is assessed, apportioned, and paid. In airline, cruise ship, and other passenger-transport industries, it contains also the carriers policy regarding baggage, bumping, cancellation and delays, claims, reservations, ticket validity, etc. See also contract of affreightment.

Meaning of Contract of carriage & Contract of carriage Definition