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Uniform Intermodal Interchange Agreement (Uiia)

Are you a motor carrier that exchanges intermodal equipment with shipping or railways? Do you use someone else`s chassis or containers? Are you a party to the Uniform Intermodal Interchange – Facilities Access Agreement (die “UIIA”)? Whether you are already a member of the UIIA or want to become a party, there is some information you need to know. The UIIA requires a trucking company to use intermodal equipment to defend, compensate and compensate the supplier of the aircraft for any liability or damage suffered during the connecting period, including due to the supplier`s negligence. See UIIA, F.4. [1] Therefore, air carriers must be aware that they may be held liable for damages or compensation to the equipment manufacturer, even if the equipment manufacturer itself has been negligent. The UIIA also includes an agreement to file all maintenance, repair or invoice disputes for the holding of containers or chassis between users and device suppliers for binding arbitration proceedings. The arbitration procedure is managed exclusively by IANA. The guidelines for arbitration procedures are contained in Schedule D of the UIIA. The UIIA program is managed by the North American Intermodal Association (“IANA”), a transportation association that represents the combined interests of the intermodal freight industry. The UIIA is a standard exchange contract that has been designed to promote intermodal productivity and operational efficiency through the development of uniform industrial processes and procedures for the exchange of intermodal equipment between shipping agencies, railways, equipment leasing companies and intermodal HGV companies. See A copy of the UIIA and a request to participate in the UIIA program are available under The UIIA is constantly evolving. Whether you are an engine conveyor using replacement equipment or a supplier of replacement equipment for engines, it is important that you follow ongoing UIIA revisions.

The UIIA program provides benefits to engines and OEMs participating in the program and maximizes the administrative burden associated with the exchange process. [2] As a general rule, the law states that, in spite of any other provision, “a provision, clause, agreement or agreement included in a transport contract for road hauliers or which relates to a transport contract that purports to be unscathed, defended or unscathed, or has the effect that liability in the event of loss or damage resulting from negligence or intentional acts or omissions of the promise , is nonsible and unworkable.¬†Md. Cts. Proc. However, there is an explicit and specific exception of the UIIA to the definition of the “car transport contract” in the statutes, which states that “2. ”¬†Motorcarrier Transport Contract” does not include: A. the agreement on access to intermodal exchanges and equipment, as amended by the Executive Committee for Intermodal Exchange; or B.