48. Through carriage.

The term 'through carriage' is used to describe the carriage of passengers or goods where the journey involves more than one carrier, for example, a journey partly by rail and partly by road.

International carriage by air1, road2, rail3 and sea4 is governed by international conventions which have been given by statute the force of law in the United Kingdom5, and which regulate the rights and duties of successive carriers.

When the carrier issues a through ticket for a journey to be undertaken partly in his own transport and partly in that of another carrier, he enters into a contract that