29 November 2018
D6.5 - The effect of the absence of an international convention on multimodal transport
This Deliverable discusses the effect of the absence of an international convention on multimodal transport.
A major problem in logistics in the EU is that far too much carriage is performed unimodally by road, and not by environmentally friendlier modalities. Multimodal transport is the smart solution to face this problem.
From a legal viewpoint a shortcoming is that there is no international regime on multimodal carriage, and the existing uncertainties with regard to the applicable (conventional) regime and the contractual provisions on the carrier’s liability may very well cause shippers and carriers to be somewhat reluctant to explore this path.
Deliverable 6.5 analyses this problem and puts forward a practical solution.