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SALE OF GOODS ACT 1954 - SECT 48

Duration of transit

    (1)     Goods are deemed to be in course of transit from the time when they are delivered to a carrier by land, water or air, or other bailee, for the purpose of transmission to the buyer until the buyer, or the buyer's agent in that behalf, takes delivery of them from the carrier or other bailee.

    (2)     If the buyer or the buyer's agent in that behalf obtains delivery of the goods before their arrival at the appointed destination, the transit is at an end.

    (3)     If, after the arrival of the goods at the appointed destination, the carrier or other bailee acknowledges to the buyer or the buyer's agent that the carrier or the bailee holds the goods on the buyer's behalf and continues in possession of them as bailee for the buyer or the buyer's agent, the transit is at an end and it is immaterial that a further destination for the goods may have been indicated by the buyer.

    (4)     If the goods are rejected by the buyer and the carrier or other bailee continues in possession of them, the transit is not deemed to be at an end, even if the seller has refused to receive the goods back.

    (5)     When the goods are delivered to a ship chartered by the buyer, it is a question depending on the circumstances of a particular case whether they are in possession of the master as a carrier or as agent of the buyer.

    (6)     If the carrier or other bailee wrongfully refuses to deliver the goods to the buyer or the buyer's agent in that behalf, the transit is deemed to be at an end.

    (7)     If part delivery of the goods, has been made to the buyer or the buyer's agent in that behalf, the remainder of the goods may be stopped in transitu unless the part delivery was made under such circumstances as to show an agreement to give up possession of the whole of the goods.



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