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Carriage of Goods by Sea, Second Edition

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Provides a complete analysis of the law of carriage of goods by sea. Arranged thematically and covering the entire breadth of the law of carriage of goods by sea, including bills of lading and charterparties, limitation, admiralty claims, and maritime arbitration, this book discusses the underlying principles of contract, agency, tort, and bailment as well as the business of carriage, and shippers' and carriers' obligations, rights and immunities.

New to this Second edition 

  • coverage of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea (Rotterdam Rules) which was signed since the publication of the first edition
  • expanded treatment of bills of lading including updated references and extra detail throughout, such as coverage of the Conlinebill 2000 within discussion of liner bills of lading
  • new damages content added to chapters on voyage charterparties and time charterparties, including references to reported arbitration decisions of the LMAA

Appendices include standard forms and legislation providing a complete resource in one volume. Includes detailed reference to and analysis of major recent House of Lords cases including The Achilleas (2008) and The Golden Victory (2007); and major appellate level cases including The Archimidis (2007), The Elli & The Frixos (2008), and The Reborn (2009); as well as a host of new cases decided at first instance

The scope and application of the Rotterdam Rules is covered in a dedicated chapter, which guides the reader on this important international instrument which was signed in 2009, but is not yet in force. Coverage of the main provisions and changes to be implemented in accordance with the Rotterdam Rules also feature throughout.

The underlying principles to documents of carriage, international regulation, and the responsibilities and obligations of the master and carrier are all addressed in this single volume resource.

Readership: Legal practitioners in the maritime law field, professionals in the industry such as chartered shipbrokers, and postgraduate law students. The professional market includes those working for shipping companies and in other areas of the sector, particularly the Protection and Indemnity (P & I) Clubs and marine insurance.

Author: Stephen D. Girvin is a tenured Professor of Law and Vice Dean (Research and International Programmes) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He has previously held full-time appointments at the Universities of Aberdeen, Nottingham, and Birmingham, and visiting positions at the Universities of Cape Town and Sydney. He works in the field of maritime and shipping law, international commercial law, and company law. Apart from this book, he has contributed chapters to books on Liability Regimes in Contemporary Maritime Law (Informa 2007) and on the Rotterdam Rules (Lawtext, 2009). Stephen's research has also been published in most of the leading maritime and commercial law journals. He is a member of the Editorial Committee of the International Maritime and Commercial Law Yearbook (Informa), and of the Editorial Board of the Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law (Springer). Stephen is an observer to the Singapore Shipping Association's Legal & Insurance Committee, is a member of the Singapore Maritime Law Association and the British Maritime Law Association, and is a Supporting Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association.  

ISBN: 9780199589913

Publisher: Oxford University Press - 07 July 2011

Format: | Hardback | 944 pages | 246x171mm


  • Part 1: Introduction  1: The Business of Carriage of Goods
  • Part 2: Bills of Lading and Other Documents of Carriage  2: Shipping Documents Issued before Shipment  3: Types of Bills of Lading  4: Other Documents of Carriage  5: Issue and Transfer of Bills of Lading  6: The Bill of Lading as a Receipt for the Goods Shipped  7: The Bill of Lading as Evidence of the Contract of Carriage  8: The Bill of Lading as a Document of Title  9: Third Parties and Bill of Lading Terms  10: The Carriers' Delivery Obligation  11: Alteration of Delivery Obligations  12: Charterparties and their Relationship with Bills of Lading  13: Paperless Trading
  • Part 3: International and Domestic Regulation  14: Domestic Legislation on Cargo Liability  15: International Regulation  16: The Movement to the Hamburg Rules  17: Hybrid Carriage Regimes and International Uniformity  18: The Legal Effect and Interpretation of the Hague and Hague-Visby Rules  19: The Scope and Application of the Hague and Hague-Visby Rules  20: The Scope and Application of the Rotterdam Rules
  • Part 4: The Responsibilities of the Shipper  21: Shipper's Common Law Obligations  22: Freight  23: Shipper's Obligations and Immunities under International Conventions
  • Part 5: The Obligations of the Carrier  24: Seaworthiness  25: Deviation  26: Reasonable Despatch  27: Carriers Obligations under International Conventions
  • Part 6: The Rights and Immunities of the Carrier  28: Liens  29: Exclusion of liability under International Conventions  30: Limitation of Liability
  • Part 7: Charterparties  31: Voyage Charterparties  32: Laytime and Demurrage in Voyage Charterparties  33: Time Charterparties Part 8: Enforcement Issues  34: Frustration  35: Limitation Periods
  • Appendices  I: Statutes and Conventions  II: Standard Forms  III: Signatories to Conventions

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