HAGUE RULES Time Limits Notification Period Limit of Liability
Loss ONE YEAR from date of delivery or when they should have been delivered Within 3 days - but at time of delivery if apparent. 100 per package or unit. (This limit can vary from country to country. If you do need further info please contact us).
Damage As above As above As above
Delay As above Within 3 days As above
Add.Info     A higher limit can be set by agreement.
HAGUE VISBY RULES Time Limits Notification Period Limit of Liability
Loss ONE YEAR from date of delivery or when they should have been delivered. Within 3 days - but at time of delivery if loss apparent. 2 SDRs per kg or 666.67 SDRs per package/unit (whichever is the higher).
Damage As above As above As above
Delay As above Within 3 days As above
Add.Info     A higher limit can be set by agreement.
HAMBURG RULES Time Limits Notification Period Limit of Liability
Loss TWO YEARS from date of delivery or when they should have been delivered. Within 15 days - but the next working day if apparent. 2.5 SDRs per kg or 835 SDRs per package/unit (whichever is the higher).
Damage As above As above As above
Delay As above Within 60 days As above
WARSAW CONVENTION Time Limits Notification Period Limit of Liability
Loss TWO YEARS from date of arrival, when it ought to arrive or on which carriage stopped.   US$20 per kg for cargo (unless Article 25 applies or value declared for carriage).
Damage As above After discovery of and:
(a) within 7 days from receipt of baggage. (b) within 14 days from receipt of cargo.
As above
Delay As above 21 days from receipt As above
MONTREAL PROTOCOL Time Limits Notification Period Limit of Liability
Loss TWO YEARS from date of arrival, when it ought to arrive or on which carriage stopped.   17 SDRs per kg for cargo. (Unless value declared for carriage).
Damage As above After discovery of and
(a) within 7 days from receipt of baggage. (b) within 14 days from receipt of cargo.
As above
Delay As above 21 days from receipt As above
Add.Info     A higher limit can be set by agreement.
CMR RULES Time Limits Notification Period Limit of Liability
Loss ONE YEAR from
(a) the date of delivery in the case of partial loss. (b) 30th day after the expiry of agreed time limit in the case of total loss (60th day from when the goods were taken over by the carrier if no agreed limit).
If apparent, reservation must be sent at time of delivery. If not apparent, 7 days after delivery. 8.33 SDRs per kg of gross weight short.
Damage ONE YEAR from the date of delivery. As above As above
Delay As above 21 days from receipt. As above. Damages shall not exceed the carriage charge.
Add.Info Three months after the making the contract of carriage in other cases. 3yrs in the case of willful misconduct.   No limit in case of willful misconduct.
B I F A (2000 & 2005 ed.) Time Limits Notification Period Limit of Liability
Loss 9 MONTHS from date of alleged event or occurrence 14 days from date customer became/should have become aware of event. The value of any goods lost or 2 SDRs per kg (whichever is the lower).
Damage As above As above As above
Delay As above As above Twice the amount of the Company's charges.
Add.Info     In other claims the least of
(a) the value of the goods, (b) 2 SDR's per kg or (c) 75000 SDRs in respect of any one transaction.
R H A (1998 ed.) Time Limits Notification Period Limit of Liability
Loss ONE YEAR from when transit commenced. Must be advised within 7 days and claim made within 14 days after termination of transit. The lesser of;
(a) the value of the goods (b) the cost of repairing damage/reconditioning (c) 1300 per tonne.
Damage As above As above As above
Delay As above Must be advised within 28 days and claim made within 42 days. Shall not exceed the carriage charges, or the amount of the claimant's proved loss, whichever is the lesser.
Add.Info   Mis-delivery or non-delivery must be notified as with loss or damage. Any other loss must be notified as with delay. As loss or damage for mis-delivery. As delay for any other loss. (Can be increased by prior agreement).
F I A T A Time Limits Notification Period Limit of Liability
Loss 9 MONTHS from the date the consinee can treat them as lost. Within 6 days if not apparent, otherwise when goods are delivered. 666.67 SDRs per package/unit or 2 SDRs per kg (whichever is the higher). If carriage does not include sea or inland waterways, liability limited to 8.33 SDRs per kg.
Damage 9 MONTHS from the delivery of the goods. As above As above
Delay 9 MONTHS from the date when they would have been delivered. When goods are delivered. Twice the freight for transport.
Add.Info     Aggregate liability shall not exceed limit of liability for total loss of goods. No limit where wilful misconduct.
UN-MULTI MODAL Time Limits Notification Period Limit of Liability
Loss TWO YEARS from the day after the goods should have been/were delivered. Day after goods handed over. If not apparent, 6 days after delivery. Notice in writing stating nature and main particulars of the claim within 6 months from when goods should have been/were delivered. Where there is a sea leg/inland waterway -920 SDRs per package/unit and 2.75 SDRs per kg (whichever is higher), Where there is no sea leg/inland waterway - 8.33 SDRs per kg.
Damage As above As above As above
Delay As above 60 days after delivery. Two and a half times the freight payable for the goods delayed but not exceeding the total freight payable.
Add.Info Can be extended   No limit where willful misconduct.
C I M RULES Time Limits Notification Period Limit of Liability
Loss ONE YEAR from;
(a) 30th day after end of transit time for total loss (b) day of delivery for partial loss.
7 days where loss not apparent, otherwise without delay. 17 SDRs per kg of gross mass short and carriage charges shall be refunded.
Damage ONE YEAR from the day of delivery. 7 days where damage not apparent, otherwise without delay. If the whole consignment is damage, limited to what compensation would be for total loss. If partial damage, limited to what compensation would be if that part had been lost. Carriage charges shall be refunded.
Delay As above Within 60 days Compensation shall not exceed 4 times the carriage charge. In case of partial loss of the goods, the compensation shall not exceed 3 times the carriage charge in respect of the goods not lost. Compensation shall not exceed what would be payable for total loss of the goods.
Add.Info Extended to 2 years in certain cases. No limit in cases of willful misconduct or gross negligence. Twice limit if gross negligence. No limit where willful misconduct. A lower limit can be agreed.
UKWA (2002 ed.) Time Limits Notification Period Limit of Liability
Loss 9 MONTHS for issuing and serving proceedings from date of event. Within 21 days from;
(a) cause of claim coming to custmer's knowledge, or (b) the goods being delivered by company whichever is later.
100 per tonne.
Damage As above As above As above
Delay As above As above As above