Dr Justin Kotthaus

Justin Kotthaus


Shipping & Transport

Court clarifies land carrier's liability
Germany | 19 December 2012

The Federal Court of Justice recently clarified the land carrier's liability in a case of roll-on/roll-off (ro/ro) transportation. The court decided that liability provisions are not applicable when damage is caused by fire on the combined transport of a loaded truck on board a ferry. The court's decision is good news for road carriers performing parts of their carriage on ro/ro ferries.