At RTS, we are committed to providing you with the highest standards of international road transportation services. As part of our dedication to excellence, we adhere to the principles and regulations outlined in the CMR Convention, a critical international treaty that governs the movement of goods across borders.
The CMR Convention, also known as the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road, is an international treaty that establishes the legal framework for road transportation of goods between countries. Adopted in Geneva in 1956 under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the CMR Convention provides a standardized set of rules and responsibilities for carriers, shippers, and consignees engaged in cross-border road transportation.
Carrier’s Responsibilities: The CMR Convention outlines the obligations and responsibilities of the carrier, including the proper handling, loading, and delivery of goods. It emphasizes the carrier’s duty to ensure the safe and secure transportation of cargo throughout the journey.
Documentation: The CMR Convention mandates the issuance of a consignment note (CMR waybill) for each shipment. This document serves as evidence of the contract of carriage and includes essential information about the goods, the parties involved, and the terms of transportation.
Liability and Compensation: The convention establishes a liability framework for carriers in case of loss, damage, or delay of goods during transit. It sets limits on the carrier’s liability and provides a mechanism for determining compensation for the shipper in case of any discrepancies.
Delivery and Handover: The CMR Convention regulates the process of delivery and handover of goods to the consignee. It ensures that proper documentation is presented, and the consignee receives the goods in good condition.
Dispute Resolution: In the event of disputes or disagreements, the CMR Convention provides a mechanism for resolving issues through arbitration, promoting fair and efficient resolution procedures.
At RTS, we understand the significance of adhering to international regulations to ensure secure and efficient cross-border transportation. By complying with the CMR Convention, we provide our clients with the following advantages:
Legal Compliance: Our services align with international legal standards, promoting transparency and accountability in all our road transportation operations.
Cargo Protection: We prioritize the safety and security of your cargo, ensuring that it is handled, loaded, and delivered in accordance with CMR regulations.
Reliable Documentation: Our issuance of CMR waybills guarantees proper documentation and accurate representation of the contract of carriage for your goods.
Risk Mitigation: By following the liability framework established by the CMR Convention, we help mitigate risks associated with loss, damage, or delay of goods during transit.
Efficient Resolutions: In the rare event of disputes, our adherence to the CMR Convention’s dispute resolution mechanisms ensures a fair and timely resolution process.
At RTS, we take pride in our commitment to the CMR Convention and its principles. When you choose us for your international road transportation needs, you can trust that your goods will be transported securely, efficiently, and in strict compliance with international regulations.
Contact us today to learn more about how we incorporate the CMR Convention into our services and to discuss your specific transportation requirements.