606. Carriage by successive carriers.

606.     Carriage by successive carriers.

If carriage governed by a single contract is performed by successive road carriers, each of them is responsible for the performance of the whole operation1, the second carrier and each succeeding carrier becoming a party to the contract of carriage under the terms of the consignment note by reason of their acceptance of the goods and the note2. Successive carriers, for this purpose, are not merely carriers who carry for successive periods of transit, since a carrier to whom the entirety of the carriage has been sub-contracted may be a