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Carriage of Goods by Sea by John F. Wilson
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'I regard this as one of the best texts of any discipline on the market. It is widely regarded by those who use it as an excellent text book and it fills an important niche in the market.' Dr Richard Barnes, University of Hull ' deserves a place on the shelf of every law teacher in the subject, and at least on the reading lists of all its students.' Review of a previous edition, The Cambridge Law Journal Carriage of Goods by Sea is the definitive textbook on this important area of international trade law and is suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Written by an expert in the field, it provides an authoritative, in-depth and critical survey of all aspects of the law relating to carriage of goods by sea. While concentrating largely on charterparties and bills of lading, attention is also given to new forms of documentation, the problems surrounding through and combined transport, and dispute resolution. The book successfully combines a clear analysis of legal principles with sound practical considerations, allowing for a more complete treatment of the subject.New to this edition The sixth edition has been brought completely up to date with the most recent case and statutory developments in this area of the law, including: * Exploration of significant changes in the law relating to time charters, bills of lading and the remedies for breach of contract * Inclusion of new material on the progression of the CMI/UNCITRAL project for a new carriage convention * Discussion of significant recent judicial decisions, including The Rafaela S, Jindal Iron and Steel Co. v Islamic Solidarity, Sea Success Maritime Inc. v African Maritime Carriers Ltd., El Greco (Australia) Pty Ltd. v Mediterranean Shipping, Golden Strait Corp. v Nippon Yusen Kubishika Kaisha, Compania Sud American Vapores v MS ER Hamburg, Lauritzencool v Lady Navigation Inc. and Transfield Shipping Inc. v Mercator Shipping Inc. This text is suitable for recommendation to students on international trade law, maritime and shipping law, and carriage of goods courses. It is also an invaluable reference tool for professionals in legal firms, shipbroking and cargo insurance firms.About the author John F Wilson is an active member of the Institute of Maritime Law at the University of Southampton and is Emeritus Professor of Law at the University. He has lectured widely on maritime law in the UK, the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Useful web links and free updates for this book at

Table of Contents

PART ONE: GENERAL INTRODUCTION 1. Introduction 2. Implied obligations in a contract of affreightment PART TWO: CHARTERPARTIES 3. The voyage charterparty 4. The time charterparty PART THREE: BILLS OF LADING 5. Bills of lading and their functions 6. Appplication of the Hague/Visby rules 7. Bills of lading - The Hamburg rules 8. Bills of lading issued under charterparties 9. Problems of combined transport PART FOUR: COMMON ASPECTS OF CONTRACTS OF AFFREIGHTMENT 10. Exceptions 11. Limitation of liability 12. Freight 13. Shipowners' liens PART FIVE: DISPUTE SETTLEMENT 14. Dispute settlement 15. Breach of Contract APPENDICES Appendix 1: Bills of Lading Act 1855 Appendix 2: The Hague Rules 1924 Appendix 3: Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1971 Appendix 4: Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1992 Appendix 5: Hamburg Rules 1978 Appendix 6: CMI Uniform Rules for Sea Waybills Appendix 7: CMI Rules for Electronic Bills of Lading Appendix 8: Barecon 89 Charter Appendix 9: Gencon Charter Appendix 10: Shellvoy Charter Appendix 11: Baltime Charter Appendix 12: New York Produce Exchange (NYPE 46) Appendix 13: NYPE 93 Charter Appendix 14: Shelltime Charter Appendix 15: Conlinebill Appendix 16: Congenbill Appendix 17: P & O Nedlloyd Bill Appendix 18: GCBS Short Form Bill Appendix 19: Combiconbill Appendix 20. GCBS Waybill Appendix 21: P & O Nedlloyd Waybill
Release date Australia
August 15th, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
6th Revised edition
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