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8th Edition

Shipping Law

  • Available for pre-order on June 7, 2023. Item will ship after June 28, 2023
ISBN 9781032246178
June 28, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
552 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In this indispensable 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 8th edition is brought fully up to date, covering all the relevant legal implications following on from Brexit. In-depth commentary on judicial decisions and well-balanced coverage and analysis of recent and key cases provide an up-to-date reference for students on Shipping Law courses. All key topics are comprehensively covered, including bills of lading, charterparties, salvage, marine pollution, jurisdiction, choice of law, arbitration, and accidents and collisions. Continuing significant and noteworthy developments in shipping law are explored in this new edition, such as the introduction into the House of Lords in October 2022 of the Electronic Trade Documents Bill, as well as consideration of key Supreme Court cases – Volcafe v CSAV, The CMA CGM Libra, Evergreen Marine (UK) Limited v Nautical Challenge Ltd and Enka Insaat Ve Sanayi AS v OOO Insurance Company Chubb (Rev1). The field of international conventions has also seen several developments since the previous edition.

Shipping Law provides an invaluable source of reference, both for students and those in practice. The book’s accessible narrative and useful glossary of key terms will especially benefit students new to shipping law or from non-law backgrounds.

Table of Contents

Part I: 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 III: JURISDICTION, CHOICE OF LAW, SECURITY AND LIMITATION 18. Jurisdiction, Arbitration and Applicable Law 19. Security and Interim Relief 20. Limitation of Liability

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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.