Summary of time limits

for notice of loss

The notice of loss or damage, i.e. the provisional claim should always contain the following paragraph: We reserve the right for ourselves and/or our insurance company to present a specified claim later.

Time limits for filing a provisional claim

Applicable rules 1.1.2014

Time limits

Notice of claim
Period of limitation Limitation of liability
for loss or damage
Apparent loss or
Not apparent loss or damage
1. Carriage by sea
The Hague-Visbye Rules
Upon receipt of goods 3 days 1 year SDR* 667 /package
or SDR 2 / kg
2. Carriage by air
The Montreal Convention
Upon receipt of goods 14 days 2 years SDR 19 / kgE4
3. Carriage by rail
CIM convention
Upon receipt of goods 7 days 1 year SDR 17 / kgE5
4. Carriage by road
CMR convention
Upon receipt of goods 7 days 1 year SDR 8,33 / kgE6
5. Nordic Freight Forwarding
NSAB 2000 (when liability
as carrier)
Upon receipt of goods 7 days 1 yearD7 E7

* SDR = Special Drawing Rights - current exchange rate shown among daily newspaper's foreign exchange rate listings, as well as on