Schwarzer Spedition works on the basis of the ADSp
ADSp - Allgemeine Deutsche Spediteurbedingungen
(The German Freight Forwarders’ Standard Terms and Conditions)
The German Freight Forwarders’ Standard Terms and Conditions (ADSp is the current version) are a joint set of recommendations of the associations linked to the loading industry and the freight forwarding industry.
They continue the tradition, existing since 1927, of providing the companies from industry and trade as well as from the forwarding and transport sector with a "ready-to-use contract regulation" for the handling of all types of forwarding business. Even more than earlier versions, the current edition of ADSp ensures a balance of interests between the contracting parties through content-balanced clauses.
What is more: the ADSp are not only recommended by the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the Federation of German Wholesale, Foreign Trade and Services (BGA), the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), the German Association for Freight Forwarding and Logistics (DSLV) and the Confederation of German Retail (HDE), but for the first time also by the Federal Association of Road Haulage, Logistics and Disposal (BGL), the Federal Association of Furniture Forwarders and Logistics (AMÖ), the Federal Association of Transport and Logistics in Industry and Trade (BWVL).
Forwarding business is regularly carried out on the basis of these tried and tested conditions. The market acceptance of the ADSp is very high. Over 90 percent of all German forwarding agents work on the basis of this set of clauses, which contains contractual conditions tailored to freight forwarding activities. Companies in the shipping industry thus have the advantage of meeting uniform business conditions, even if they work with different partners.
Here you can find the current version.