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Tetley's Marine Cargo Claims, 4th Edition (Two Volumes)

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After 20 years, Professor William Tetley has released a 4th edition of his acclaimed work. In the twenty years that have passed since the 3rd edition international carriage of goods by sea law, as well as the whole context of international trade, has changed considerably. 

Marine Cargo Claims provides a detailed study of:

  • the principal legal issues connected to maritime transport law 
  • the major principles and rules applied historically by the common law and the civil law to the carriage of goods by sea issues, and marine cargo claims in particular
  • it compares and examines marine cargo claims liability issues, as seen in the Hague Rules (1924), the Hague/Visby Rules (1968/1979) and the Hamburg Rules (1978) in relation to major issues of liability for cargo lost or damaged at sea
  • it examines the past and recent case-law and writings of the most influential legal authors in maritime transport law
  • summarises the national law on marine cargo claims of some 50 countries, written by legal experts from those jurisdictions.

Author: Professor William Tetley is largely known around the world for his career in Maritime Law, whether as a member of committees and associations or as an author. He practiced civil, commercial and maritime law for eighteen years and was a member of the Quebec National Assembly for eight years. He taught law at McGill University, Tulane University and elsewhere for thirty years, and still teaches at McGill University. He has lectured at universities and conferences in Canada, the U.S., the U.K., the U.S.S.R., Belgium, France, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Slovenia, Croatia, Malta, Canary Isles, South Africa, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina and Brazil.

ISBN:  9782896351268

Published by:  Carswell, 1 May 2008 4th Edition

Format:  Hardback


Table of Cases and Statutes


  1. Application of the rules generally
  2. Application of the rules to charterparties
  3. Interpretation and construction of the rules
  4. Interpretation of bills of landing and superseding clauses
  5. Fundamental breach, deviation, quasideviation, and rupture of the contract
  6. The burden and order of proof
  7. Sales of goods – The passing of title and risk – A resume
  8. Who may claim or sue?
  9. Proving the contract or tort
  10. Whom to sue
  11. Loss while in the charge of the carrier
  12. Loss or damage to cargo
  13. Measure of damages
  14. The cause of the loss or damage
  15. Due diligence to make the vessel seaworthy
  16. Error in navigation or management
  17. Fire
  18. Peril of the sea and similar exceptions
  19. Acts and fault of the shipper
  20. Inherent vice and hidden defect of the goods
  21. Insufficiency of packing
  22. Latent defects of the ship
  23. Art. 4(2)(q) – Any other cause without fault
  24. Load properly and carefully
  25. Stow properly and carefully
  26. Properly carry, keep and care for cargo
  27. Discharge properly and carefully
  28. Arbitration clauses
  29. Collision and loss to cargo
  30. Containers
  31. Deck carriage
  32. Delay for suit
  33. Responsibility of freight forwarders
  34. Cargo owner’s obligations in general average
  35. Geographic deviation
  36. The Himalaya Clause – Heresy or genius?
  37. Jurisdiction Clauses – Forum non conveniens
  38. Letters of indemnity and of guarantee
  39. Limitation, non-responsibility and disclaimer clauses
  40. Notice of loss
  41. Package or kilo limitation
  42. Set-off, recoupment, “compensation” and counterclaim
  43. Sweat damage and ventilation
  44. Through and combined carriage and transhipment
  45. Waybills
  46. Product liability
  47. Summaries



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