A GLOBAL questionnaire on container transport insurance has been launched by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, (UNCITRAL), which wants to kick start efforts to create a UN convention on liability for multi-modal transportation.

The UN agency has pointed out that despite the huge growth in container movements, (from zero in 1965 to 225.3 million in 2000), there is still no global set of rules governing responsibility for cargo carried by combined transport operations involving ships, rail and ...

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