Carrier’s Lien – a carrier’s right to retain possession of cargo until the owner of the cargo pays its shipping costs

carrier’s lien:
(1855)

1. A carrier’s right to retain possession of cargo until the owner of the cargo pays its shipping costs. [1]

1. The lien of a carrier upon the goods in a shipment for the charges of transportation and such storage charges as it may be entitled to collect.  13 Am J2d Car § 497.

The lien of a carrier by water upon the cargo for freight and all lawful charges, whether the vessel is operated under charter or affreightment or a general ship.  48 Am J1st Ship § 436.
     See baggage lien; common carrier’s lien; demurrage lien. [2]

References:

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

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