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Article 1

What particular expressions mean in these conditions

“Agent” means any person who has authority, express or implied, to act for or on behalf of Carrier in relation to the Carriage of Cargo.

“Air Waybill” means the document entitled “Air Waybill” or “E- AirWaybill” (as the case may be) made out by or on behalf of the Shipper which evidences the contract between the Shipper and Carrier for the carriage of Cargo by the Carrier.

“Applicable Convention” means whichever of the following instruments is applicable to the contract of carriage:

•    The Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules relating to International Carriage by Air, signed at Warsaw, 12 October 1929 ("Warsaw Convention");
•    The Warsaw Convention as amended at The Hague on 28th September 1955;
•    The Warsaw Convention as amended by Additional Protocol No. 1 of Montreal 1975;
•    The Warsaw Convention as amended at The Hague 1955 and by Additional Protocol No. 2 of Montreal 1975;
•    The Warsaw Convention as amended at The Hague 1955 and by Protocol No. 4 of Montreal 1975;
•    The Guadalajara Supplementary Convention (1961);
•    The Montreal Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air signed at Montreal, 28 May 1999.

“Cargo” means anything carried or to be carried in an aircraft or by means of surface transportation including but not limited to, road or rail vehicles, except mail or baggage carried under a passenger ticket and baggage check, but including baggage moving under an Air Waybill or Shipment Record.

“Carriage” means carriage of Cargo by air, or by surface transportation including, but not limited to, road or rail vehicles, whether gratuitously or for reward.

“Carrier” includes the air carrier issuing the Air Waybill or preserving the Shipment Record and all carriers that carry or undertake to carry the Cargo or to perform any other services related to such Carriage.

“Charges Collect” means the charges entered on the Air Waybill or Shipment Record for collection from the Consignee against delivery of the Shipment.

"Conditions of Carriage" means these conditions of carriage.

"Conditions of Contract" means those statements contained in or delivered with your Air Waybill, identified as such and which incorporate, by reference, these Conditions of Carriage.

“Consignee” means the person whose name appears on the Air Waybill or Shipment Record and to whom the Carrier will hand over the Shipment subject to other instructions.

“Customs Clearance Agent” means a customs broker or other agent of the Shipper or Consignee designated to perform customs clearance services.

"Damage" includes, but is not restricted to, loss of, damage to, or destruction of Cargo.  Additionally, it means damage occasioned by delay in the Carriage Cargo.

“Days” mean all seven days of every week; provided that, for the purpose of notification, the day upon which notice is dispatched shall not be counted.

“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, including any incidental surface carriage between airports.

"Force Majeure" means unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond Carrier's control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised.

“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 his designated agent to the airport of departure, including any incidental surface carriage between airports.

“Shipment” means, except as otherwise provided herein, one or more packages, pieces or bundles of Cargo accepted by Carrier from one Shipper at one time and at one address, receipted for in one lot and under a single Air Waybill or a single Shipment Record, for carriage to one Consignee at one destination address.

“Shipment Record” means any record of the contract of carriage preserved by Carrier, evidenced by means other than an Air Waybill.

“Shipper” means the person whose name appears on the Air Waybill or Shipment Records, as the party contracting with the Carrier for the Carriage of Cargo.

“Special Drawing Right” and “SDR” means the composite unit of currency that is the official unit of exchange of the International Monetary Fund.

“Tariff” means the document setting out the amounts to be charged by Carrier for the carriage of Cargo (as may be amended from time to time in Carrier’s sole discretion).