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United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea
(The Hamburg Rules) Hamburg, 30 March 1978

[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 SHIPPER

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

[Post Provisions]

[Post Clauses (If any: Signed; Witnessed; Done; Authentic Texts; & Deposited Clauses)]

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United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea (The Hamburg Rules) Hamburg, 30 March 1978

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PART II - LIABILITY OF THE CARRIER

Article 6 - Limits of liability

1. (a) The liability of the carrier for loss resulting from loss of or damage to goods according to the provisions ofArticle 5 is limited to an amount equivalent to 835 units of account per package or other shipping unit or 2.5 units of account per kilogram of gross weight of the goods lost or damaged, whichever is the higher.

(b) The liability of the carrier for delay in delivery according to the provisions ofArticle 5 is limited to an amount equivalent to two and a half times the freight payable for the goods delayed, but no exceeding the total freight payable under the contract of carriage of goods by sea.

(c) In no case shall the aggregate liability of the carrier, under both subparagraphs (a) and (b) of this paragraph, exceed the limitation which would be established under subparagraph (a) of this paragraph for total loss of the goods with respect to which such liability was incurred.

2. For the purpose of calculating which amount is the higher in accordance with paragraph 1 (a) of thisArticle, the following rules apply:

(a) Where a container, pallet or similarArticle of transport is used to consolidate goods, the package or other shipping units enumerated in the bill of lading, if issued, or otherwise in any other document evidencing the contract of carriage by sea, as packed in suchArticle of transport are deemed packages or shipping units. Except as aforesaid the goods in suchArticle of transport are deemed one shipping unit.

(b) In cases where theArticle of transport itself has been lost or damaged, thatArticle of transport, if not owned or otherwise supplied by the carrier, is considered one separate shipping unit.

3. Unit of account means the unit of account mentioned inArticle 26.

4. By agreement between the carrier and the shipper, limits of liability exceeding those provided for in paragraph 1 may be fixed.


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