New PDF release: Cases & Materials on the Carriage of Goods By Sea 3 e

By Martin Dockray

ISBN-10: 1859417965

ISBN-13: 9781859417966

Situations  fabrics at the Carriage of products via Sea incorporates a choice of legislative fabric, common shape contracts and updated insurance of English case legislations. It covers the most important components of chartering and debts of lading, in addition to concerns akin to exclusion and challenge of legal responsibility. This variation has been comprehensively up to date and provides the newest situations to its powerful insurance of vintage gurus. outstanding additions within the chapters facing accounts of lading comprise The Starsin, The Rafaela S, Motis Exports and The David Agmashenebeli. at the Carriage of products by means of Sea Act 1992, the $64000 judgements of The Berge Sisar and East West Corp are included, whereas key contemporary judgements on chartering, reminiscent of The Hill concord, The chuffed Day and The Stolt Spur are absolutely taken care of. This booklet offers an up to date choice of fabrics in relation to the carriage of products via sea to be able to be of worth to either scholars of legislations and criminal practitioners.

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But the wide use of certain forms also means that a judicial decision which disturbs an accepted construction of a document may retrospectively affect many transactions entered into on the basis of that previously accepted meaning. This may influence the willingness of the courts to reverse a settled interpretation. But so too does the knowledge that shipping circles show no reluctance to make amendments to standard forms in order to avoid anything seen as an unsatisfactory precedent. So much for some of the special features of the trade.

Other examples could be found in every chapter. As background to the key judgments, the remainder of this chapter sketches the outlines of some of the more common varieties of contract for the carriage of goods by sea and compares the basic features of two major types of shipping service: liner shipping and chartered or tramp operations. The chapter concludes with a review of the ways in which both contracts for carriage by liner and charterparties are made. 1 CHARTERED SHIPPING UNCTAD, Charter Parties, report by the Secretariat of UNCTAD, 1974, New York: UN A Contracts of affreightment 20 Cargo vessels are usually under contracts by which the shipowner, in return for a sum of money – the freight – agrees to carry goods by sea, or to furnish the services of a vessel for the purpose of such carriage.

But if only familiar principles of general law are involved, how can the law of carriage be said to be distinct? One answer can be found in the way in which general legal ideas have been adapted to meet the special features of the sea trade. One feature of this business is its international nature; this produces a great desire for international uniformity in maritime law. This desire has been satisfied in a few areas of the law of carriage of goods, although not always by the same means: inter-governmental agreements resulted in the Hague and the Hague-Visby Rules (see Chapter 10); international agreement amongst interest groups produced the York-Antwerp Rules (Chapter 17).

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