In this Part:
carrier means an individual, partnership or body corporate who or which supplies services under contracts of carriage.
head contract of carriage means an agreement, arrangement or practice under which a principal contractor and carrier agree that the carrier is to provide services exclusively and on an agreed regular basis for the principal contractor.
previous carrier means a previous carrier as referred to in section 346 (1) (a).
previous principal contractor, in relation to a previous carrier, means the principal contractor immediately preceding the principal contractor referred to in section 346 (1) (a) to whom the previous carrier provided services under the relevant head contract of carriage.
termination has its ordinary common law meaning, and includes conduct by a principal contractor, being conduct resulting from factors within the control of the principal contractor, the effect of which is to alter the head contract of carriage in a manner which imposes serious financial disadvantage on the carrier.
Tribunal means the Contract of Carriage Tribunal established by this Part.