carriage by sea

carriage by sea

a contract to carry goods or passengers by sea. Carriage of passengers or goods by sea depends on the individual contracts involved; such a contract may exclude or limit liability for damage to goods, or death or injury to passengers. However, international contracts are governed by international conventions. The Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1971 gave force of law to the Hague-Visby rules. The Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1992 improved certain aspects of the law under which goods are shipped, reforming and replacing the Bills of Lading Act 1855.
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