(Title in Polish - 'Odpowiedzialnosc odszkodowawcza zaladowcy na podstawie Konwencji UNCITRAL o umowie miedzynarodowego przewozu ladunków w calosci lub czesciowo morzem (Reguly rotterdamskie)'). This essay, for the first time in Polish scholarly literature discusses in detail the situation of the 'Loader' under the Rotterdam Rules - a convention accepted by the General Assembly of the UN on 11 September 2008, and ready for signature on 23 September 2009. The General Assembly of the UN recommended that by virtue of the place where the convention on contracts for the international carriage of goods wholly or partly by sea is to be signed, the convention should be called the Rotterdam Rules. According to the Polish Maritime Codex, a Loader is a person who by performing the duty of a freighter supplies a transporter with a load for carriage. The Rotterdam Rules assume that a loader is a person who has entered into a contract for carriage with a transporter. The Rotterdam Rules stipulate that the loader is liable, without limitation, for loss or damage incurred by the transporter, if the transporter can prove that the loss or damage is the result of a breach, on the part of the loader, of the duties that pertain to him as a result of the Convention
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