Article 1: Definitions
Air Waybill, or Consignment note, means the non-negotiable document entitled "Air Waybill/Consignment Note" made out by or on behalf of the Shipper which evidences the contract between the Shipper and the Carrier for carriage of Cargo. Reference to Air Waybill or Consignment note shall, where the context permits, be construed as to include Shipment Record.
Agent means, except when the context otherwise requires, any person who has authority, express or implied, to act for or on behalf of Carrier in relation to the Carriage of Cargo.
Charges Collect means the charges entered on the Air Waybill for collection from Consignee against delivery of the Shipment.
SDR means a Special Drawing Right as defined by the International Monetary Fund. Special Drawing Right is converted into national currency in accordance with the method of valuation applied by the International Monetary Fund in effect on the date of issuance of the air waybill or, in the case of judicial proceedings regarding damages, on the date on which the amount of the damages is ordered by the court.
Delivery Service means the surface Carriage of inbound Shipments from the airport of destination to the address of the Consignee or that of his designated agent or to the custody of the appropriate government agency when required.
Carriage, or Transportation, means the carriage of Cargo by air or by other means of transportation, whether gratuitous or for reward. The Carriage comprises the period during which the Cargo is in the charge of the carrier.
Declared Value for Carriage means the value of the Shipment declared to the Carrier by the Shipper in the appropriate place on the Air Waybill (field entitled “value for carriage”) in accordance with Article 3.2 hereunder.
Shipper, or Consignor, means the person whose name appears on the Air Waybill as the party contracting with the Carrier for the Carriage of Goods.
Shipment, or Consignment, means one or more pieces of Goods accepted by the Carrier from one Shipper at one time and at one address, receipted for in one lot and moving under a single Air Waybill to one Consignee at one destination address.
Pick-up Service means the surface Carriage of outbound Shipments from the point of pick-up at the address of the Shipper or that of its agent to the airport of departure.
Days mean full calendar days, including Sundays and legal holidays; provided that for the purpose of notification the balance of the day upon which notice is delivered will not be counted.
Carrier means air carrier and includes the air carrier issuing the Air Waybill and all air carriers that carry or undertake to carry the Shipment under such Air waybill or perform or undertake to perform any other services related to such air carriage.
Cargo, or Goods, means any matters carried or to be carried in an aircraft, excluding mail or baggage but including unaccompanied baggage moving under an Air Waybill.
Shipment Record means any record of Carriage preserved by Carrier, evidenced by means other than an Air Waybill. If such procedure is being used, carrier has to give shipper a receipt to identify shipment if requested by the shipper.
Dangerous Goods mean items specified in the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations and in the Carrier’s regulations, which may endanger the aircraft or persons or property on board the aircraft.
Consignee means the person whose name appears on the Air Waybill as the party to whom the Shipment is to be delivered.
Convention means whichever of the following instruments applicable to the contract of Carriage:
* Convention for Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air, signed at Warsaw on 12th October, 1929 (hereinafter referred to as “Warsaw Convention”),
* Warsaw Convention as amended at The Hague in on 28th September, 1955;
* Warsaw Convention as amended at The Hague and by Additional Protocol No. 1 of Montreal in 1975;
* Warsaw Convention as amended at The Hague and by Additional Protocol No. 2 of Montreal in 1975;
* Warsaw Convention as amended at The Hague and by Additional Protocol No.4 of Montreal in 1975;
* The Montreal Convention of 1999.