Convention relative au contrat de transport international de marchandises par
route (Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road).
Road freight transport)
The “Convention relative au contrat de transport international de marchandises par route” is also known as the CMR Convention. It is an international agreement that regulates the liability and rights of parties involved in international road transport. The CMR Convention was signed in Geneva on May 19, 1956 by a number of countries and is today one of the most important international agreements in the field of road transport.
The CMR Convention lays down the general provisions governing the contract for the international carriage of goods by road. It regulates issues such as the conclusion of the contract, the carrier’s responsibility, liability for loss, damage or delay of the cargo, as well as documentation and the rights and obligations of the parties involved.
According to the CMR Convention, the carrier is responsible for the protection and delivery of the goods. He shall be liable for loss of or damage to the goods and for delays in delivery, unless he can prove that these were caused by circumstances beyond his control (e.g. natural disasters or acts of third parties).
The CMR Convention also stipulates that the carrier must take out liability insurance to cover possible damages. This serves to protect the interests of the shippers and recipients of goods in the event of loss or damage during transport.
The CMR Convention also contains regulations for the freight consignment bill, which serves as proof of the contract and the condition of the goods. The carrier is obliged to issue the freight consignment bill and to record certain information about the transport in it.
The CMR Convention applies to the international road transport of goods between the contracting states. It provides a legal framework for international road freight transport and facilitates trade by establishing uniform rules and standards for the transportation of goods.
It is important to note that the CMR Convention does not replace the national laws and regulations of the contracting states, but supplements them. It sets out the minimum standards that must be met by contracting parties, but leaves room for additional safeguards that may be adopted by individual countries.
Without this waybill it is not possible to transport goods internationally. We as Spedition Albrecht meet all these requirements.