BIMCO Hamburg Rules Clause for use with Time Charter Parties 1994
HAMBURG RULES CHARTERPARTY CLAUSE *)
Neither the Charterers nor their Agents shall permit the issue of any bill of lading, waybill or other document evidencing a contract of carriage (whether or not signed on behalf of the Owner or on the Charterers' behalf or on behalf of any Sub-Charterers) incorporating, where not compulsorily applicable, the Hamburg Rules or any other legislation giving effect to the Hamburg Rules or any other legislation imposing liabilities in excess of Hague or Hague/Visby Rules. Charterers shall indemnify the Owners against any liability, loss or damage which may result from any breach of the foregoing provisions of this clause.
*) Operators wishing to use this Clause should seek legal advice to confirm that the Clause is suitable for incorporation in the relevant charter party.