By Rex. C. Tester
The structure of air cargo claims is highly complex. Claimants may often have difficulty in establishing against whom they should make their claim. With the emphasis on practicality, this text is aimed at the entire air cargo industry from airlines and their insurers to freight forwarders, and importers and exporters. It illustrates the demarcation of responsibilities and liabilities of the various key players in the aviation market, and the contractual responsibilities and the liability implications between the various parties.
Air Cargo Claims analyses cargo liability claims in the airfreight industry, providing professional advice and practical guidelines on the concept of liability for those involved in all aspects of the industry.
Addressing in an easily comprehensible style all areas and aspects of claims and providing a concise breakdown of the various trading conditions used in freight forwarding, it also discusses the following issues:
- Liability implications within contractual relationships
- General risk and loss control measures
- The practicalities of creating and administering a claims file
- The applicable civil and international Conventions
Written by a professional and field operative with over twenty-five years' experience, Air Cargo Claims will prove an invaluable guide to industry claims handlers, cargo liability and transit insurers, lawyers, cargo surveyors and anyone requiring a comprehensive understanding of the airfreight industry.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. The concept of liability
- 3. About insurance
- 4. Risk and loss control
- 5. Creating and administering the claim file
- 6. Legal framework
- 7. Civil regulation - RHA and BIFA
- 8. Statutory regulation - Air Carriage
- 9. The Warsaw System
- 10. Non-Warsaw
- 11. Air waybill conditions
- 12. Airline handling agreements
- 13. Claims decisions