Informa Law from Routledge
Bringing a fresh, comparative approach to transport documents used in the carriage of goods by sea, this book covers bills of lading, sea waybills, ship’s delivery orders, multimodal transport documents, and electronic transport documents. The book covers historic developments, current conventions, and thoughts for the future on these transport documents; and delves deeply into the legal issues concerning them. It represents a comprehensive compilation of case and statute law from around the world on this subject. In addition to English law, the book covers American, French, German, and Italian laws, as well as the laws of several East Asian jurisdictions (China, Japan, South Korea). Primarily, the book will be of use to maritime law scholars and students, and lawyers who deal with shipping. It may also be of interest to international traders, banks, and ship masters and officers.
1. INTRODUCTION AND HISTORY
2. DEFINITION AND FUNCTIONS OF BILL OF LADING
3. ISSUANCE AND CONTENTS OF THE BILL OF LADING
4. THE BILL OF LADING AS A RECEIPT
5. THE BILL OF LADING AS A CONTRACT
6. BILLS OF LADING UNDER TIME CHARTER
7. BILL OF LADING AS DOCUMENT OF TITLE
8. DELIVERY OF THE GOODS UNDER BILLS OF LADING
9. THE ROLE OF THE BILL OF LADING IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE
10. THE SEA WAYBILL
11. SHIP’S DELIVERY ORDER
12. MULTIMODAL TRANSPORT DOCUMENTS
13. ELECTRONIC TRANSPORT DOCUMENTS
14. FUTURE DIRECTIONS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF TRANSPORT DOCUMENTS
For academics and practitioners alike, our Maritime and Transport law library offers cutting edge research titles on the whole spectrum of transport law, including shipping, aviation, rail and road. Our authors come from the premier maritime institutions, law firms and chambers across the world and are among the leaders in their fields.
With key texts including the annual conference papers from the prestigious Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, as well as authoritative and comprehensive texts such as David Glass’ Freight Forwarding and Multi-Modal Transport Contracts Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard’s Modern Maritime Law.