For the first time, this unique text brings together all private international maritime law conventions alongside expert commentary and analysis. Truly global in approach, the book covers each of the nineteen conventions currently in force, all scrutinised by this internationally-acclaimed author. It also examines important maritime conventions not yet in force, including the topical Rotterdam Rules.
Split into three convenient volumes, this comprehensive resource provides a thorough treatment of both wet and dry shipping treaties, combining breadth of coverage with depth of analysis. In this first volume, the author covers conventions dealing with the Carriage of Goods and Passengers by Sea, in particular:
- International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules of Law Relating to Bills of Lading, 1924 and its Protocol of 1968 and 1979 (Hague-Visby Rules)
- United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea, 1978 (Hamburg Rules)
- United Nations Convention on the International Carriage of Goods wholly or Partly by Sea, 2008 (Rotterdam Rules)
- Athens Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea, 1974 as amended by its Protocol of 2002 (Athens Convention)
This book is an indispensable reference for maritime lawyers, academics and students of maritime law worldwide.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Carriage of Goods by Sea 1. International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules of Law Relating to Bills of Lading 1924 (Hague-Visby Rules) 2. United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea, 1978 ("Hamburg Rules") 3. United Nations Convention on International Carriage of Goods wholly or partly by Sea 2008 (Rotterdam Rules) Part 2: Carriage of Passengers by Sea 4. Athens Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and Their Luggage by Sea 1974 and Protocol of 2002
Francesco Berlingieri is a renowned Italian lawyer based in Genoa, Italy, specializing in maritime law at Studio Legale Berlingieri, the very first law firm to specialise in maritime law.
Francesco has taught maritime law at various institutions in Italy and abroad. He was President of the Comite Maritime International (CMI) and presently holds an ad honorem President status. In addition, he is the Editor of the CMI Publications, Editor of Il Diritto Marittimo (a quarterly maritime law review, published in Genoa, Italy), the correspondent in Italy for Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, and the author of many books and articles in Italian, English and French.
Comprehensive, authoritative and scholarly, this book should eventually occupy pride of place in the library of every lawyer and advisor in maritime law. - Phillip Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor, both Richmond Green Chambers, 2014