This book analyses the impact of two vital and contemporary developments on shipping law and practice: disruptive technologies and climate change.
It considers the impact of these new technologies, honing in on likely emerging issues and unresolved questions, especially about existing and potential private law liabilities and concentrates, from the point of view of English, EU and international law, on the legal implications of climate change and associated environmental risks in the shipping sector.
Written by a contributor team drawn from the most experienced and knowledgeable academics and practitioners in shipping law, this treatment of these growing areas of practice will be of great use to lawyers and administrators across the world.
Table of Contents
1. Shipping and Distributed Ledgers: Of Paper, Code and Progress
2. Blockchain and Electronic Bills of Lading: Can Revolutionary Technology Facilitate Evolutionary Change
3. Distributed Ledger Technology and Commercial Insurance: The Beginning of a New Era?
4. UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Transferable Records: The Missing Link Towards E-Shipping?
5. Autonomous Systems: Cyber Risks and Seaworthiness
Paul Dean, Henry Clack and Astrid Ainley
6. Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in a Maritime Context: Operational, Regulatory and Legal Issues
George Leloudas and Michael Chatzipanagiotis
7. The Role AI and Machine Learning Will Play in Maritime and Trade Law
Julian Clark and David Owens
8. Maritime Intellectual Property: Shining a Light on the Protection of Disruptive Technologies within the Shipping Industry
9. The Human Element in Autonomous Shipping
10. Shipping and Climate Change
11. International Legal Aspects of Arctic Shipping
Youri van Logchem
12. Paving the Way for a (European) Emission Trading System for Shipping: EU and IMO on Different Paths
Ellen Eftestøl and Emilie Yliheljo
13. Liability for Climate Damage and Shipping
Barış Soyer is Professor of Commercial and Maritime Law and Director of the Institute of Shipping and Trade Law at Swansea University, UK.
Andrew Tettenborn is Professor of Commercial Law at the Institute of Shipping and Trade Law at Swansea University, UK.