ADSp and ABK

German Freight Forwarders‘ General Terms and Conditions (ADSp)

We operate exclusively in accordance with the 2003 version of the Allgemeinen Deutschen Spediteurbedingungen – ADSp – (German Freight Forwarders’ General Terms and Conditions). These limit in clause 23 ADSp the legal liability for damage of goods in accordance with Art. 431 of the German Commercial Code (HGB) in case of damage to goods whilst in the care of a forwarder to € 5/kg, in case of multimodal transports including sea transport to 2 SDR/kg. In addition the liability is limited to € 1 million per damage respectively to € 2 million per event or 2 SDR/kg whichever is the greater. The parties agree subsidiary that (1) clause 27 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 for default in navigation of the ship, fire on board or defects of vessel in compliance with the requirements provided in Art. 25 paragraph 2 CMNI.

General Conditions of Business for Cold Stores (ABK)

For goods being scheduled and stored in our refrigerated warehouse, the General Conditions of Business for Cold Stores (ABK) of the German Cold Store and Logistics Association are applied.