1. A Bill of Lading shall be completed as provided herein for each shipment.

2.On each article covered by the Bill of Lading there shall be plainly marked thereon by the consigner, the name of the consignee and the destination thereof.

3 .This requirement does not apply in cases where the shipment is from one consignor to one consignee and constitutes a truckload shipment.

4 .The Bill of Lading shall be signed in full (not initialed) by the consignor and by the carrier as an acceptance of all terms and conditions contained therein.

5. At the option of the carrier a waybill may be prepared by the carrier and the waybill shall bear the same number or other positive means of identification as the original bill of Lading. Under no circumstances shall the waybill replace the original Bill of Lading

Liability of Carrier

The carrier of the goods herein described is liable for any loss of or damage to goods accepted by him or his agent except as hereinafter provided.

Liability of Originating and Delivering Carriers

Where a shipment is accepted to carriage by more than one carrier the carrier issuing the Bill of Lading (hereinafter called the originating carrier) and the carrier who assumes responsibility for delivery to the consignee (hereinafter called the delivering carrier). In addition to any other liability hereunder are liable for any loss or damage to the goods while they are in the custody of any other carrier to whom the goods are or have been delivered and from which liability the other carrier is not relieved.

Shipper agrees that its Shipment is acceptable for transportation and is deemed unacceptable if:

  • it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation), ADR (European Road Transport Regulation on dangerous goods), any applicable government department or other relevant organisation; no customs declaration is made when required by applicable customs regulations;
  • it contains counterfeit goods, animals, bullion, currency, banderols/tax stickers, bearer form negotiable instruments, precious metals and stones; real or imitation firearms, parts thereof, weapons, explosives and ammunition; human remains, pornography or illegal narcotics/drugs),
  • it contains any other item which DHL decides cannot be carried safely or legally, or its packaging is defective or inadequate.