German Freight Forwarders' General Terms and Conditions

We work exclusively on the basis of the latest version of the German Freight Forwarders' General Terms and Conditions. In paragraph 23 ADSp these limit the liability for damage to goods pursuant to § 431 HGB in case of damage occuring to goods while being carried to €5/kg, in case of multi-modal carriage, including sea transport, to 2SDR/kg, and to €1 million or 2€ million or 2 SDR/kg per claim, whichever is greater. In addition, the parties agree that (1) Paragraph 27 ADSp extends neither the liability nor responsibility of the forwarder for agents or other third parties beyond legal regulations such as § 507 HGB, Art. 25 MC, Art. 36 CIM, Art. 20, 21 CMNI for the benefit of the principal, (2) the forwarder as a carrier in the cases of nautical fault listed in § 512 section 2 no. 1 HGB or fire on board is liable only for his own negligence, and (3) the forwarder as a carrier within the meaning of the CMNI under the conditions referred to in Art. 25 section 2 CMNI is not liable for nautical fault, fire on board, or defects of the ship.

In Article 24, the ADSp limit the liability of the freight forwarder in case of warehousing to €5 for each kg gross weight of the consignment and to a maximum of €5,000 per claim. For differences between the nominal and actual inventory, the liability is limited to €25,000, irrespective of the number of events causing the inventory discrepancy. We do not insure the goods. We recommend taking out warehouse insurance, which, at the very least, covers the risks of burglary, supply water, storm, and fire. On request, we can obtain this coverage for you.