Cargo Claim Law and Legal Definition

A cargo claim is a written demand for compensation given by a carrier for any loss or damage to goods caused by that carrier. Cargo claims arises when ae carrier breaches contractual obligations to carry the cargo with reasonable and due care. Contractual obligations are usually incurred under a contract of carriage with the shipper of goods. For example, bill of lading lays down the rules with respect to carriage of goods by sea.