The Legal Context of International Multimodal Transport

From the UN Multimodal Transport Convention 1980 to the Rotterdam Rules 2009 and beyond

By Theodora Nikaki

© 2015 – Routledge

256 pages

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pub: 2015-12-07
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About the Book

This book considers the liability of the multimodal transport operator, clearly setting out the current framework on multimodal transport and offering a contextual analysis the position under the key conventions. The book critically evaluates the effectiveness and feasibilityof the existing or future rules on international multimodal transport through the existing case law of major jurisdictions such as the UK, and the US.

The book includes coverage of The United Nations Convention on International Multimodal Transport of Goods (1980), UNCTAD/ICC Rules for Multimodal Transport Documents, and the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea (Rotterdam Rules). The book also addresses the current debate in the EU as to whether a regional legal instrument on multimodal transport should be enacted, and considers the implications of such a regional solution including potential conflict with the Rotterdam Rules. The book explores the drawbacks of the existing or future multimodal transport liability systems and provides possible solutions where there gaps exist in multimodal transport regimes.

This book will be suitable for students and scholars of maritime and commercial law, transport studies, as well as commercial/transport lawyers, claims managers, freight forwarders and underwriters.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The United Nations Convention on International Multimodal Transport of Goods 3. The Current Legal and Contractual Framework 4. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea - The Rotterdam Rules 5. EU Initiative on multimodal transport 6. Conclusion

About the Author

Theodora Nikaki is a lecturer at Swansea University, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS069020
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
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LAW / General
LAW009000
LAW / Business & Financial
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LAW / Commercial / General
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LAW / Commercial / International Trade
LAW049000
LAW / Insurance
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LAW / Maritime
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LAW / Liability