This book offers an original academic study of the Rotterdam Rules. It analyses the salient articles that will have an impact on international sale contracts governed by English law, including the most popularly used international law instruments, terms and standard sale contracts. Looking beyond the legal relationship of carrier-shipper and carrier-receiver, this book examines the important articles of the Rotterdam Rules that affect the ability of the trading protagonists to perform their sale contract.
1. The Rotterdam Rules and the law of international sales: Background and characteristics 2. Novelties of the RR: Trade facilitation or may be not? 3. The Rotterdam Rules and standard terms 4. The impact of the Rotterdam Rules on Electronic Commerce 5. The impact of Volume Contracts on the trading parties 6. The way forward: reconciling international trade with the Rotterdam Rules