Carrier - Duties, Rights and Importance

Definition / explanation

The carrier is an independent businessman who takes on the commercial transport of goods for others, e.g. B. a haulage company with a truck fleet, a road haulage company, possibly the freight forwarder, shipping companies in the maritime sector and airlines.

Carrier's Obligations

The carrier has ...

to check the goods in particular for good packaging

to carry out the transport on time and to deliver the cargo in the condition in which it was accepted

to follow subsequent dispositions of the sender over the goods

to notify the sender if difficulties arise during delivery

to be liable for loss or damage and late delivery of the goods in the event of negligence

to ensure proper fulfillment of the freight contract (due diligence).

Carrier's Rights

The carrier has ...

sich vom Absender den waybill ausstellen zu lassen

Entitlement to reimbursement of transport costs

a legal lien on the cargo

Importance of carriers

Freight carriers transport more expediently, faster and cheaper than the sender because they use special vehicles, make better use of their transport space and can also take return freight with them.

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