maritime english - * 1A Article 1 Bills of lading and...

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ª* Bills of lading and charter-party ˜ HAGUE RULES” (1) 1A Article 1 In this Convention the following words are employed with the meanings set out below: 1. “ Carrier” includes the owner or the charterer who enters into a contract of carriage with a shipper (2) . 2. “Contract of carriage” applies only to contracts of carriage covered by a bill of lading or any similar document of title, in so far as such document relates to the carriage of goods by sea, including any bill of lading or any similar document as aforesaid issued under or pursuant to a charter party from the moment at which such bill of lading or similar document of title regulates the relations between a carrier and a holder of the same (3) 3. “Goods” includes goods, wares, merchandise and articles of every kind whatsoever except live animals and cargo which by the contract of carriage in stated as being carried on deck and is so carried. 4. “Ship” means any vessel used for the carriage of goods by sea. 5. “Carriage of goods” covers the period from the time when the goods are loaded on to the time they are discharged from the ship (4) . 2A Article 2 Subject to the provisions of Article 6, under every contract of carriage of goods by sea the carrier, in relation to the loading, handling, stowage, carriage, custody , care and discharge of such goods, shall be subject to the responsibilities and liabilities, and entitled to the rights and immunities hereinafter set forth. (5) 3A Article 3 1. The carrier shall be bound before and at the beginning of the voyage to exercise due diligence to: (1) Make the ship seaworthy. (2 ) Properly man, equip and supply the ship. (3) Make the holds, refrigerating and cool chambers , and all other parts of the ship in which goods are carried, fit and safe for their reception, carriage and preservation.
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2. Subject to the provisions of Article 4, the carrier shall properly and carefully load, handle, stow, carry , keep, care for , and discharge the goods carried. 3. After receiving the goods into his charge the carrier or the master or agent of the carrier shall, on demand of the shipper, issue to the shipper a bill of lading showing among other things: (1) The leading marks necessary for identification of the goods as the same are furnished in writing by the shipper before the loading of such goods starts, provided such marks are stamped or otherwise shown clearly upon the goods if uncovered, or on the cases or coverings in which such goods are contained, in such a manner as should ordinarily remain legible until the end of the voyage. (2) Either the number of packages or pieces, or the quantity , or weight, as the case may be, as furnished in writing by the shipper. (3) The apparent order and condition of the goods.
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