THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF CARRIER LIABILITY ON INTERMODAL FREIGHT TRANSPORT

This paper describes how, until quite frequently, freight transport carrier liability systems developed along unimodal lines, notably maritime, air, road transport, and railways. This reflected the way freight was mainly moved - on a unimodal basis. It discusses the fact that, in more recent times, freight is increasingly seen as part of a transport supply chain which often involves intermodal transport. The recognition of this role of intermodal transport prompted the Multimodal Transport Convention in 1980. While its recommendations were not adopted in its original form, it has been followed by the emergence of such regimes as the UNCTAD/ICC Rules from 1992 and the FIATA FBL model from 1996. Both of these are based on a network of the unimodal liability regimes. However, even these network liability regimes are plagued by uncertainty - in particular, the actual liability depends on the ability to identify the mode and/or place within the transport supply chain where the loss or damaged occurred. The economic impact of carrier liability on intermodal freight transport is presented.

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  • English

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  • Pagination: 18 p.
  • Monograph Title: ADAPTIVE TRAFFIC CONTROLLED ROUNDABOUTS. ASSOCIATION OF EUROPEAN TRANSPORT 2002 CONFERENCE
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  • Accession Number: 00932527
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0860503402
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 2003 12:00AM