BILLS OF LADING ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Transfer of rights and liabilities

   3   Preservation of rights

   4   Bill of lading conclusive evidence in certain cases

 

THE BILLS OF LADING ACT

[Date of Commencement: 5th February, 1872]

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Cap 41.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Bills of Lading Act.

2   Transfer of rights and liabilities

   Every consignee of goods named in a bill of lading, and every endorsee of a bill of lading to whom property in the goods therein mentioned, shall pass upon or by reason of such consignment or endorsement, shall have transferred to and vested in him all rights of suit and be subject to the same liabilities in respect of such goods as if the contract contained in the bill of lading had been made with himself.

3   Preservation of rights

   Nothing herein contained shall prejudice or affect any right of stoppage in transitu, or any right to claim freight against the original shipper or owner, or any liability of the consignee or endorsee by reason or in consequence of his being such consignee or endorsee, or of his receipt of the goods by reason or in consequence of such consignment or endorsement.

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