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THE MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION OF GOODS ACT

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THE MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION OF GOODS ACT, 1993
REGISTERED

No.

DL-

33004/93
AMENDED ACT
The Gazette of India
EXTRAORDINARY
PART II - Section 1
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY
NEW DELHI, FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 1993/CHAITRA 12, 1915
Separate paging is given to this Part in order that it may be filled as a separate compliation MINISTRY OF LAW, JUSTICE AND COMPANY AFFAIRS (Legislative Department) New Delhi, the 2nd April, 1993/Chaitra 12, 1915 (Saka)

The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 2nd April 1993, and is hereby published for general information :THE MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION OF GOODS ACT, 1993 No. 28 OF 1993

[2nd April, 1993]
An Act to provide for the regulation of the multimodal transportation of goods, from any place in India to a place outside India, on the basis of a multimodal transport contract and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Forty-fourth Year of the Republic of India as follows :CHAPTER I PRELIMINARY
Short title, extend and commencement.

1.(1) This Act may be called the Multimodal Transportation of, Goods Act, 1993. (2)It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and ment, Kashmir. (3) It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 16th day of October, 1992. Definitions.

2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,--,

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1(a)

"carrier" means a person who performs or undertakes to perform for a higher, the carriage or part thereof, of goods by road, rail, inland waterways, sea or air; (b) "competent authority" means any person or authority authorised by the Central Government, by notification in the Official Gazette, to perform the functions of the competent authority under this Act;

(c) "consignee" means the person named as consignee in the multimodal transport contract;
(d) "consignment" means the goods entrusted to a multimodal transport operator for multimodal transportation;
(e) "consignor" means the person, named in the multimodal transport contract as consignor, by whom or on whose behalf the goods covered by such contract are entrusted to a multimodal transport operator for multimodal transportation; (f) "delivery" means,-(i) in the case of a negotiable multimodal transport document, delivering of the consignment to, or placing the consignment at the disposal of, the consignee or any other person entitled to receive it;

(ii) in the case of a non-negotiable multimodal transport document, delivering of the consignment to, or placing the consignment at the disposal of, the consignee or any person authorised by the consignee to accept delivery of the consignment on his behalf; (g) "endorse" means the person in whose favour an endorsement is made, and in the case of successive endorsements, the person in whose favour the last endorsement is made; (h) "endorsement" means the signing by the consignee or the endorsee after adding a direction on a negotiable mutlimodal transport document to pass the property in the goods mentioned in such document to a specified person;

2(i)

"goods" means any property including live animals, containers, pallets or such other articles of transport or packaging supplied by the consignor, irrespective of whether such property is to be or is carried on or under the deck;

(I) containers, pallets or similar articles of transport used to consolidate goods; and (II) animals;
3(j)

"mode of transport" means carriage of goods by road, air, rail, inland waterways, or sea;
4(k)

"multimodal transportation" means carriage of goods, by atleast two different modes of transport under a multimodal transport contract, from the place of acceptance of goods in India to a place of delivery of the goods outside India;

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