International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR)

14 Pages Posted: 9 Jun 2013

Date Written: June 9, 2013


It is an evitable result of the growth in international trade, developments in port and ship design, the use of containerized transport, and the use of information technology to facilitate the swift movement of goods from the factory to the sales outlet. In Europe particularly, the removal of border restrictions and initiatives such as the Channel Tunnel have further stimulated the trend towards multi-modal transport. However, this burgeoning development has happened somewhat in spite of the various laws and conventions covering the transport of goods, rather than in harmony with them. One problem is the number of different international conventions which apply, road transport the CMR Convention.

Keywords: law of carriage

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Hamdan, Nur, International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR) (June 9, 2013). Available at SSRN: or

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