Arbitration Court for Transport at the World Institute for Transport - ARBITRANS
is an independent body providing a private alternative form of dispute resolution mainly – but without being limited to – in the field of transport and related activities (storage, handling, postal and courier services, customs brokerage, freight forwarding). The purpose of the International Arbitration Court for Transport at the WORLD INSTITUTE FOR TRANSPORT is to provide prompt and impartial settlement of disputes arising from the legal relationships in the field of transport and related activities and of other disputes submitted to it. ARBITRANS was created and is operating permanently in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the World Institute for Transport according to the rules, being part of the Arbitration Code on Transport and Related activities, applicable to all the disputes submitted to the court`s jurisdiction in line with the arbitration agreement. The ARBITRANS Offices are attached to the organisations, associations and any other persons that prove, through their activities, commitments and actions, that they are dedicated to the purposes and objectives of the World Institute for Transport.
The principles of the arbitration procedure provided by ARBITRANS in the field of transport and related activities are:
- The principle of autonomy;
- The principle of the non-economic and non-profit nature of the arbitration jurisdiction activity;
- The principle of confidentiality;
- The principle of free access to the arbitration procedure;
- The principle of multilingualism;
- The fundamental principles of the civil lawsuit.
In order to perform its role and functions and achieve its purpose, ARBITRANS organises its activity in accordance with the laws of the Swiss Confederation, the legislation of the European Union, the applicable international conventions and the applicable national legislation. ARBITRANS has all necessary premises and equipment as well as competent personnel.