In this well-established textbook, Simon Baughen expertly covers the whole spectrum of English shipping law, placing the highly specialised rules of shipping in a commercial context and relating them to the general principles of contract and tort law. The book’s accessible narrative and useful glossary of key terms will particularly benefit students new to Shipping Law or from non-law backgrounds.
In-depth commentary on judicial decisions and well-balanced coverage and analysis of recent and key cases, such as The New Flamenco, The Ocean Victory, and The Kos, provide an up-to-date reference for all students on Shipping Law courses. The comprehensive overview of topics also ensures that the book is ably suited to course use, including discussion of such areas as:
- Bills of lading
- Marine Pollution
- Accidents and collisions
Fully updated throughout, this sixth edition provides an invaluable source of reference and will be of use to both students and to those in practice.
Table of Contents
PART 1 DRY SHIPPING, 1 The Commercial Background, 2 Title to Sue, 3 Proving Loss or Damage in Transit, 4 The Terms of the Bill of Lading Contract, 5 Statutory Terms of the Bill of Lading Contract, 6 The Future? The Hamburg Rules and the Rotterdam Rules, 7 Combined Transport, 8 Carriage by Road – the CMR, 9 Charterparties, 10 Voyage Charterparties – Payment of Freight, 11 Voyage Charters – Laytime and Demurrage, 12 Time Charters, 13 Damages and Frustration, PART 2 WET SHIPPING, 14 Collisions, 15 Salvage, 16 General Average, 17 Marine Pollution, PART 3 JURISDICTION, CHOICE OF LAW, SECURITY AND LIMITATION, 18 Jurisdiction, Arbitration and Applicable Law, 19 Security and Interim Relief, 20 Limitation of Liability, Index
Simon Baughen is Professor of Shipping Law at Swansea University. Previously Reader at the University of Bristol Law School, he studied law at Oxford and spent a number of years practising maritime law.