The carrier who contracts with the sender is the first carrier, even if he does not undertake any stage of the carriage himself.
 2 Lloyd’s Rep 502
England and Wales
Appeal from – Ulster-Swift v Taunton Meat Haulage CA 1977
A carrier who contracts with the sender is the first carrier, even if he does not undertake any stage of the carriage himself.
The court noted the sometimes great difficulty in finding consistent interpretations of European Law . .
Cited – British American Tobacco Denmark A/S v Kazemier Bv SC 28-Oct-2015
One container loaded with cigarettes was allegedly hi-jacked in Belgium en route between Switzerland and The Netherlands in September 2011, while another allegedly lost 756 of its original 1386 cartons while parked overnight contrary to express . .
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Updated: 09 May 2022; Ref: scu.592013