The Stichting Vervoeradres was established in 1946 to standardize transactions between shippers and carriers. Standard documents like the consignment note were created to facilitate the legal settlement of agreements in relation to the carriage of goods by road. Also general terms and conditions for transport and logistics were made up.
The Stichting Vervoeradres makes information available on legal subjects around transport and logistics. Users of this information are for example people working in or advising to companies in transport and logistics.
Information is published on this website and in "Weg en Wagen" that is the journal on transport law. On the home page you can subscribe to our newsletter (three times a year).
Every second year the foundation holds a conference, called the SVA congress.
Board of SVA
Members of the board are appointed by
- evofenedex representing shipping companies,
- TLN respresenting hauliers,
- CBRB together with Koninklijke BLN-Schuttevaer representing the inland water transport companies.
Mrs. Shula Stibbe is Secretary General in charge.
Two working parties advise the board on legal and social developments that may effect contracts for the carriage of goods by road respectively by inland water.
In legal proceedings arising out of carriage the plaintiff may bring an action in court or tribunal. In case one chooses for tribunal we recommend UNUM.
UNUM Arbitration and Mediation Foundation was founded in 1988. Unum is an innovative Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) institution that serves the interests of parties that seek resolution of their dispute in an effective manner with high quality results. Parties may choose between professional arbitration proceedings and mediation in the areas of transport, storage, logistics, shipping, shipbuilding, and international trade. Providing innovative tools and modern rules, selecting high quality specialists and operating in a cost effective way. For more information www.unum.world
Stichting Vervoeradres and UNUM cooperate closely. The Secretary General represents Stichting Vervoeradres in the board of the UNUM foundation. In this way the interests of the road haulage and logistics services are taken care of.