Inland Waterway Transport is characterised by its international, cross border activities. For this reason it is governed by international conventions and rules, guaranteeing a smooth functioning of the sector and providing legal certainty. Inland navigation in the past decades succeeded to realise 2 important new conventions, governing the contract of the carriage of goods (CMNI) and the limitation of liability (CLNI) which were successfully implemented. The later one was renegotiated and signed in a new version in 2012, known as CLNI 2012. This Convention will enter into force on 1 July 2019, widening the scope of its predecessor and allowing its ratification by all interested State Parties. Serbia, being the first country to ratify this important convention, will be the host country of the 9th Colloquium in Belgrade. During this international event legal developments in inland waterway transport will be discussed.
Datum:5 september 2019