"The contract evidenced hereby is between the merchant and owner or demise charterer of the vessel designated to carry the goods. No. other person or legal entity shall be liable under this contract, and the protection of Article IV (bis) of the Hague-Visby Rules and any other statutory exemption from or limitation of liability shall inure also to the benefit of stevedores and other servants or agents of the carrier. For the purpose of this clause all such persons and legal entities are deemed to be parties to this contract, made in their behalf by the carrier."