Principles of the Carriage of Goods by Sea offers students studying this topic as part of their LLM or LLB course an accessible, comprehensive overview of the subject from a leading expert in the field. Written specifically with students in mind, concentrating on principles, and tailored to common law coverage, this title presents all the essential topics and is supported by the following useful pedagogy:
- Line Diagrams: illustrating the relationships between parties so that this may be understood at a glance; also where appropriate, time lines
- Case Studies: looking at topical matters such as piracy, and problematic areas of law such as reachable on arrival clauses and the carriage of bulk oil by sea
- Sample Problem Questions: problem questions and suggestions to help students to prepare for assessment
- Annotated appendices: concise appendix of the most important legislation and international conventions, with useful annotation from the author that explains these and puts them in context
Table of Contents
Part 1: Introduction To Carriage Of Goods By Sea, Chapter 1: Introduction, Bills Of Lading And Charterparties, Chapter 2: Legal Priniciples Underpinning All Carriage Contracts, Part 2: Voyage Charterparties, Chapter 3: Nature Of Voyage Charterparties, Chapter 4: The Vessel, Chapter 5: The Approach Voyage, Chapter 6: Freight, Chapter 7: Loading And Discharge (1): Introduction, Chapter 8: Loading And Discharge (2): Laytime, Chapter 9: Loading And Discharge (3): Demurrage, Despatch And Damages For Detention, Chapter 10: Other Voyage Charterparty Terms, Part 3: Time Charterparties, Chapter 11: Nature Of Time Charterparties, Chapter 12: Period Of Charter: Delivery And Redelivery, Chapter 13: Hire And Related Issues, Chapter 14: Employment Of Vessel, Chapter 15: Other Time Charterparty Clauses, Part 4: Bills Of Lading, Chapter 16: Introduction To Bills Of Lading, Chapter 17: The Bill Of Lading As A Document Of Title, Chapter 18: The Bill Of Lading And The Carriage Contract, Chapter 19: Representations In Bills Of Lading, Chapter 20: Hague-Visby Rules, Chapter 21: Criticism Of Hague-Visby: Rotterdam And Hamburg Rules, Chapter 22: Future Of Carriage: Electronic And Other Alternative Documentation, Appendices, Appendix A: Carriage Of Goods By Sea Act 1971 (Hague-Visby Rules), Appendix B: Carriage Of Goods By Sea Act 1992.
Paul Todd is Professor of Commercial and Maritime Law at the University of Southampton.