Maritime Transport Law

Credits: 
3
Objectives: 

The course discusses the various aspects of private maritime law against the background of international trade, viz. the contracts to convey persons and goods by sea.

Contents: 

First the legal regimes of the maritime carriage of cargo are analysed:

(i) the contracts of affreightment (or charter contracts): voyage charter, time charter, demise charter etc.

(ii) the contract of carriage under bill of lading (B/L).

Then also the legal regime of passenger transportation is explained.

Thereby the emphasis is on the liability of the transport operator.

The following items will studied next:

(i) the legal position of the various persons involved in the maritime transport operation;

(ii) the different maritime transport documents and standard clauses.

Finally the legal regimes of multimodal transport and general average and the principles of marine insurance are addressed.

 

 

Key words: 
Maritime transport, charter party, bill of lading, contract of affreightment.
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