Carrier’s Liability


Carrier’s Liability

The carrier’s liability towards the transported goods, except in the case of wilful misconduct or gross negligence, is regulated at supranational level and has been dealt with primarily in the latest revision of the 1978 Geneva CMR Convention agreements.



Limit of liability

TruckNational Transport – Law Decree 286/2005International Transport – CMR Geneva 1956€ 1.00 per kg of damaged goodsDSP 8.33 = € – per kg of damaged goods*
RailwayNational Transport – L. 200European transports – COTIF – CIM€18.08 per kg of damaged goodsDSP 16.66 = € – per kg of damaged goods (full compensation only for wilful misconduct and reckless misconduct) *.
PlaneMontreal 1999 – ex Varsavia 1920DSP 17.00 = € – per kg of damaged goods *
ShipBruxelles 1924 Amburg 1978Following countries: Austria, Barbados, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, Czech Republic, Egypt, Gambia, Georgia, Guinea, Hungary, Kenya, Lebanon, Lesotho, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria, Romania, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Tanzania, Tunisia, UgandaDSP 2.00 = € – per kg of damaged goods *DSP 2.50 = € – per kg of damaged goods *

* D.S.P.

It is a conventional coin created by the International Monetary Fund whose exchange rate is linked to a “basket” of currencies of countries that participate in at least 1% of world trade. Its countervalue in lire is indicated in the table real rates and indicators (page currency and monetary markets of “Il Sole 24 Ore”).