German Freight Forwarders' Standard Terms and Conditions ADSp 2017 ADSp

We operate exclusively in accordance with the Allgemeinen Deutschen Spediteurbedingungen - ADSp 2016 (German Freight Forwarders' General Terms and Conditions).

These limit in clause 23 ADSp and Art. 431 HGB (German Comercial Code) the legal liability for

  • damage to goods in case of damage to goods to 8,33 SZR/kg in case of multimodal transports including sea transport generally to 2 SZR/kg.
  • In addition the liability is limited to € 1 Million per damage respectively to € 2 Million per event or 2 SZR/kg whichever is the greater.

Please notice that (1) clause 27.3 ADSp does neither extend the liability nor the responsibility of the forwarder for agents, servants, employees or crewmembers beyond legal regulations as Art. 507 HGB, Art. 25 MC, Art. 36 CIM, Art. 20, 21 CMNI for the benefit of the principal, (2) the freight forwarder as a sea carrier is only liable for fault of his own part in case of risks provided in Art. 512 paragraph 2 no. 1 HGB such as default in navigation of the ship or fire on board and (3) the freight forwarder as a carrier defined in CMNI is relieved of liability in compliance with the requirements provided in Art. 25 paragraph 2 CMNI such as default in navigation of the ship, fire on board or defects of vessel.

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