CARRIAGE OF GOODS ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

 

PART I
Carriage of Goods by Land

   2   "Carrier" defined

   3   Carrier exempt from liability in respect of certain articles unless value declared, and for extra charge

   4   Notice of extra charge for such articles if over $20 value

   5   Receipt for package sent at extra charges

   6   Public notice limiting liability invalid

   7   Receiving house of carrier

   8   Special contracts not affected

   9   Carrier not protected from liability for felony of his employees

      Employees not protected from liability for their own neglect or misconduct.

   10   Carriers only liable for actual value not exceeding declared value

 

PART II
Carriage of Goods by Sea

   11   Extent of application of rules in the Schedule

   12   Contract not to imply absolute undertaking by carrier

   13   Statement to be contained in bill of lading

   14   Effect of Article VI of rules

   15   Bill of lading not guarantee of weight of article shipped

   16   Saving

   17   Interpretation

   18   Power of shipowner to enter and land goods on default by owner of goods

   19   Lien for freight on landing goods

   20   Discharge of lien

   21   Provisions as to deposits by owners of goods

   22   Sale of goods by warehousemen

   23   Application of proceeds of sale

   24   Warehouseman's rent and expenses

   25   Warehousemen's protection

   26   Saving for power of discharge of ship or delivery of goods

      SCHEDULE

 

THE CARRIAGE OF GOODS ACT

[Date of Commencement: 18th June, 1889]

<IN:LF:0,RT:1.64514,FI:0>Cap 52.

<IN:LF:0,RT:1.64514,FI:0>Acts
42 of 1969,
8 of 1998.

1   Short title

<IN:LF:0,RT:1.64514,FI:0>   This Act may be cited as the Carriage of Goods Act.

PART I
Carriage of Goods by Land

2   "Carrier" defined

   In this Part "carrier" means any person or corporation engaged in the business of a common carrier of goods for hire, whether by land or by sea, from one part of the Island to, another.

3   Carrier exempt from liability in respect of certain articles unless value declared, and for extra charge

   No carrier shall be liable for the loss of or injury to any article or articles or property of the descriptions following, that is to say-

   Gold or silver coin of Her Majesty or of any Foreign State, or any gold or silver in a manufactured or unmanufactured state, or any precious stones, jewellery, watches, clocks, or timepieces of any description, trinkets, bills, notes of any bank or of any Foreign State, orders, notes, or securities for payment of money, stamps, maps, writings, title deeds, paintings, engravings, pictures, gold or silver plate, or plated articles, glass, china, silks, in a manufactured or unmanufactured state, and whether wrought up or not wrought up with other materials, furs or lace (other than machine-made lace), or any of them, contained in any parcel or package which shall have been delivered, either to be carried for hire, or to accompany the person off any passenger in any public conveyance when the value of such article or articles or property aforesaid contained in such parcel or package shall exceed the sum of twenty dollars unless at the time of the delivery thereof at the office, warehouse or receiving house, of such carrier, or to his, her or their bookkeeper, driver or other servant for the purpose of being carried or of accompanying the person of any passenger as aforesaid, the value and nature of such article or articles or property shall have been declared by the person or persons sending or delivering the same, and such increased charge as hereinafter mentioned, or an engagement to pay the same, be accepted by the person receiving such parcel or package.

[42/1969 3rd Sch.]

4   Notice of extra charge for such articles if over $20 value

   When any parcel or package containing any of the articles above specified shall be so sent or delivered, and its value and contents declared as aforesaid, and such value shall exceed the sum of twenty dollars, it shall be lawful for such carriers to demand and receive an increased rate of charge, to be notified by some notice affixed in legible characters in some public and conspicuous part of the office, warehouse or other receiving house, where such parcels or packages are received by them for the purpose of conveyance, stating the increased rates of charge required to be paid over and above the ordinary rate of carriage, as a compensation for the greater risk and care to be taken for the safe conveyance of such valuable articles; and all persons sending or delivering parcels or packages containing such valuable articles as aforesaid at such office shall be bound by such notice without further proof of the same having come to their knowledge.

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