PECULIARITIES OF CMR DOCUMENTATION IN INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT

Jolita Drevinskaitė, Samanta Mackevičiūtė, Gabrielė Sorakaitė, Simona Jankauskaitė

Abstract


Due to the recent economic growth, manufacturing is expanding vastly, trades are broadening worldwide, and therefore, over the years the cargo transportation demand has been growing tremendously. Physical distribution and materials management have been replaced by the logistics management. Especially road transport mode is particularly popular for its accessibility and flexibility in Europe (Grant, 2014) and naturally, various documentation for transporting of goods is required. As a vast majority of European Union countries are using CMR convention, the CMR documentation is considered to be the best decision to avoid confusion, as road transport operators carrying goods for reward on international road haulage journeys must comply with the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR). Considering the CMR consignment note to be recognised by all enforcement officers of the countries’ parties to the CMR Treaty, it is important to analyse and present the advantages, limitations, benefits of CMR and compare it with other international freight documentation, focusing the research mainly on the haulage by the road transport mode.

Keywords


CMR convention; international freight; logistics management; road transport mode

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17770/iss2018.4248

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