Rotterdam Rules: A Practical Annotation
Delivery of the Goods
Article 43. Obligation to accept delivery
Duty to accept delivery under current English law. English law does not currently impose on the consignee an explicit duty, vis-à-vis the carrier, to accept delivery of the goods. There is no such duty in COGSA 1971. Neither does COGSA 1992 explicitly impose such a duty, although, as will be seen further below in this Note, section 3 of that Act does, in certain circumstances, impose upon the consignee liabilities under the contract of carriage which may include an express term imposing a duty to accept delivery of the goods.