JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF AERONAUTICS AND A ›› 2015, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (4): 60-69.DOI: 10.13766/j.bhsk.1008-2204.2014.0328

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On Delay of Cargo Delivery as well as Its Limits of Liability under Multimodal Transport

Ding Lianzhi   

  1. Graduate School of Law, East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai 200042, China
  • Received:2014-07-02 Online:2015-07-25 Published:2015-07-23


Chinese Maritime Code(CMC),as a significant applicable law for multi-modal transport,is silent on the delay of delivery. However the alternative applicable law, Chinese Contract Law, is far from satisfactory in this regard and the advancement of multi-modal transport industry is crying for its settlement of the issue. The limitation of liability amongst other issues in the delay of delivery is centered on in the analysis. With a detailed comparative analysis on the multi-modal conventions as well as CMC,suggestions has been presented on the full-fledged concept of delay of delivery, a clear cut coverage of claims arising from and a corresponding limits of liability.

Key words: multi-modal transport, delay of delivery, limitation of liability, economic loss, recoverable damages

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