Transport Agreement Between Two Parties: Key Considerations

When two parties enter into a transport agreement, it is important to ensure that the agreement is clear, comprehensive, and legally binding. Whether you are shipping goods or transporting people, there are a number of key considerations that should be addressed in any transport agreement.

1. Description of the Transport Services

The agreement should clearly outline the services that will be provided, including the mode of transportation, the type of goods or people being transported, the route, and the delivery timeline. It should also specify any additional services or requirements, such as packaging, insurance, or customs clearance.

2. Payment Terms

The transport agreement should specify the payment terms, including the agreed upon rate, payment method, and any penalties or fees for late payments or cancellations. It is important to ensure that the payment terms are fair and reasonable for both parties.

3. Liability and Insurance

The agreement should clearly establish each party`s liability in the event of loss or damage to the transported goods or people. It should also specify the insurance requirements and who is responsible for obtaining and maintaining insurance coverage.

4. Force Majeure

A force majeure clause should be included in the agreement to address unforeseeable events that may prevent the transport services from being provided, such as natural disasters, strikes, or government actions. This clause should outline the steps that will be taken and the responsibilities of each party in the event of a force majeure event.

5. Governing Law and Dispute Resolution

The transport agreement should specify the governing law and jurisdiction that will apply in the event of a dispute. It should also outline the steps for resolving disputes, such as mediation, arbitration, or litigation.


A transport agreement is an important legal document that outlines the terms and conditions of transportation services between two parties. By addressing the key considerations listed above, you can ensure that your transport agreement is clear, comprehensive, and legally binding. As a professional, I highly recommend that you seek the advice of legal counsel when drafting or reviewing a transport agreement to ensure that your interests are protected.