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Article 3

Acceptability of goods for carriage

3.1 Cargo acceptable

3.1.1 Carrier undertakes to transport, subject to the availability of suitable equipment and space, all Shipments, unless otherwise excluded by Carrier’s rules and applicable regulations and provided that:

3.1.1.1 the transportation, or the exportation or importation, thereof is not prohibited by the laws or regulations of any country to be flown from, to or over;

3.1.1.2 they are packed in a manner suitable for Carriage by aircraft, or in the case of other means of transportation, by such other means of transportation;

3.1.1.3 they are accompanied by the requisite shipping documents;

3.1.1.4 they are not likely to endanger aircraft, persons or property, or cause annoyance to passengers.

3.1.2 Carrier reserves the right without assuming any liability to refuse Carriage of Cargo when circumstances so require.

3.2 Limit of valuation of Shipment
Carrier may refuse Carriage of Shipments or parts of Shipments having a declared value for Carriage in excess of the amount specified in applicable regulations or Carrier’s rules.Where a Shipment or group of Shipments is accepted for Carriage, Carrier may limit the value of a Shipment or group of Shipments that can be carried in one single aircraft. If any Shipment or group of Shipments exceed such limit, it or they may not be carried in one aircraft but may be apportioned to more aircraft at Carrier's discretion.

3.3 Packing and marking of Cargo

3.3.1 Shipper is responsible for ensuring that the Cargo is packed in an appropriate way for air Carriage and (where applicable) Carriage by other means of transportation so as to ensure that it can been carried safely with ordinary care in handling, without loss, damage or deterioration, and so as not to injure or damage any persons, goods or property. Each package shall be legibly and durably marked with the name and full address of the Shipper and Consignee.

3.3.2 Shipments at risk from robbery or theft shall be neutrally packaged without indication of their contents. Packages containing valuables as determined by must be sealed if so requested by Carrier, by a method approved by Carrier.

3.3.3 Dangerous goods must be marked as such in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

3.4 Cargo acceptable only under prescribed conditions

3.4.1 Dangerous goods, live animals, perishables, fragile goods, human remains, and other special Cargo are acceptable only under the conditions set forth in Carrier’s rules and applicable regulations relevant to the Carriage of such Cargo.

3.4.2 Cargo of a sensitive or perishable nature which is liable to deteriorate or perish due to changes in climate, temperature or altitude, normal exposure, or length of time of Carriage, will be accepted provided that the Shipper, and all other parties with an interest in the Cargo recognise that, save to the extent provided for by Article 11, Carrier will not be responsible for, or liable to any person for, any loss, damage or deterioration due to the perishing or spoiling of any Cargo for any of such reasons, and provided further that Carrier does not accept any conditions which Shipper or his agent may seek to impose concerning the condition under which Cargo should be held or carried.

3.4.3 Furthermore, when a Shipment containing any article of the nature described above is delayed in the possession of the Carrier, is unclaimed or refused at place of delivery or for any other reason is threatened with deterioration, the Carrier may immediately take such steps as its sees fit for the protection of its own interests and those of any other person, including but not limited to the destruction or abandonment of all or any of the Cargo.

3.5 Responsibility for non-observance of Conditions relating to special Cargo
Responsibility for non-observance of the Conditions of Carriage relating to the Carriage of special Cargo rests upon the Shipper, who shall indemnify the Carrier for any such loss, damage, delay, liability or penalties Carrier may incur because of Carriage of any such Cargo.

3.6 Carrier’s right of inspection
Carrier reserves the right to examine the packaging and contents of all Shipments and to enquire as to the correctness and sufficiency of information or documents tendered in respect of any Shipment by Carrier but shall be under no obligation to do so, and assumes no liability with regard to such inspection or enquiry.

3.7 Unit load devices
When Shipper undertakes to load a unit load device he must comply with Carrier’ instructions and shall be liable for and indemnify Carrier against all consequences of any non-compliance with such instructions.