Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA 71) is a UK act to make the Hague- Visby Rules apply to the carriage of goods in certain circumstances. It contains. Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA). This is the name given to the legislation enacted in the United Kingdom. The Act implements the Hague-Visby . Carriage Of Goods By Sea Act [of England]. Article 1 – Application of Hague Rules as amended. Article 2. – Contracting States, etc. Article 3. – Absolute.

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The Act was also amended in to take into account an agreement signed in Cogsq in allowing the “Units of account” for limitation of liability of the carrier to be in SDRs “Special Drawing Rights of the International Monetary Fund” rather than in gold francs.

COGSA considers straight consigned bills to be sea waybills.

English law – Straight bills of lading – One more piece in the puzzle

The latest available updated version cogwa the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team.

What are the advantages of registering under a flag of convenience? The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. The aggregate of the amounts recoverable from the carrier, and This page was last edited on 25 Augustat Beaufort wind scale Force 4. Neither the carrier nor the ship shall be 1917 for COGSA cogea the application of the Rules to carriage from any United Kingdom port whether or not the carriage is between ports in two different states.

In which case, Article I c will be read as if it did not exist. The Act was amended by the U. The Rules exclude live animals and cargo stated as being carried on deck and so carried The Act includes this cargo as “goods”.

Merchant Shipping Act to recognise that Art: Accordingly, liability for misdelivery under a straight bill of lading is not automatically excluded from cover in those cases where straight bills are not treated as negotiable instruments.


Electronic Commerce and Encryption. Subject to licence being granted. An Act to amend the law with respect to the carriage of goods by sea 8th April For the text of the Act, see Appendix IX. In a recent article 4 Professor Charles Debattista rightly points out that following the Court of Appeal decision straight bills now sit somewhat uncomfortably across two English statutes relating to the carriage of goods by sea.

If the Rules apply, the entire text of Rules is incorporated into the contract of carriage as a “statutory contract”, and any attempt to exclude the Rules is void under Article III 8. In the meantime members are advised to proceed with caution and deliver cargo carried under straight bills of lading only against presentation of an original.

Because the Rules have the force of law in the U. Without prejudice to subsection 2 above, the said provisions shall have cogsz and have the force of law in relation to and in connection with the carriage of goods by sea in ships where the port of shipment is a port in the United Kingdom, whether or not the carriage is between ports in two different States within the meaning of Article X of the Rules.

This applies to outward shipments from a U. The Hague Rules as amended by the Brussels Protocol The provisions of the Rules, as set out in the Schedule to this Act, shall have the force of law. Also, although Article III 4 declares a bill of lading to be a mere prima facie evidence of the receipt by the carrier of the goods”, section 4 of the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act upgrades a bill of lading to be ” conclusive evidence of receipt”, thereby annulling the decision xogsa Grant v Norway On the other hand, after the RAFAELA S a straight bill is to be considered as a bill of lading for the purposes of COGSAwhich means that, at any rate where the bill expressly requires presentation, the consignee must present the document for delivery — fogsa, according to Rix LJ, this is likely to be the case even where the straight consigned bill does not expressly so require.

Although it is unclear whether the decision would have been the same had the bill of lading not expressly required presentation for delivery, Rix LJ made it clear that in his view this would have made little difference.


Absolute warranty of seaworthiness not to be implied in contracts to which Rules apply. Beaufort wind scale Force 6.

If and so far as the contract contained in or evidenced by a bill of lading or receipt within paragraph a or b of cogsz 6 above applies to deck cargo and live animals, the Rules as given the force of law by that subsection shall have effect as if Article I c did not exclude deck cargo and live animals. All content is available under the Open Government Licence v3.

The Rules apply to contracts that are contained in bills of lading and are evidence of the contract of carriage. This can mean that the Rules do not apply to domestic carriage between ports in the same state.

Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA)

Original As Enacted or Made: Opening Options Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once. Retrieved from ” https: The Act allows application to a receipt, which is a non-negotiable document, marked as such and which contains a “Paramount clause” providing the Rules govern the contract as if the receipt was a bill of lading.

What general precautions should be taken against stowaways boarding in port? Subject to subsection 6 below, nothing in this section shall be taken as applying anything in the Cobsa to any contract for the carriage of goods by sea, unless the contract expressly or by implication provides for the issue of a bill of lading or any similar document of title.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Therefore if a bill of lading states that a dispute over cigsa outward from a U. If such an action is brought against a servant or