What is the principal purpose of a Clause Paramount in a voyage charter party?

To incorporate into the terms of any bill of lading issued under the charter party the provisions of a specified liability convention governing bills of lading, e. g. the Hague-Visby Rules, or specified national legislation, e. g. the US Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, 1936. The Rules as drafted do not apply to charter parties, but are given contractual force by the Clause Paramount.

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