This fifth edition has been brought up to date with judicial decisions, statutory developments and changes in shipping practice. It provides a survey of the law relating to the carriage of goods by sea. Attention is also given to new forms of documentation and problems involving through and combined transport.
Carriage of Goods By SeaFifth EditionJohn F Wilson Review of a previous edition “...deserves a place on the shelf of every law teacher in the subject, and at least on the reading list of all its students.” - The Cambridge Law Journal The fifth edition of Carriage of Goods by Sea has been brought up to date with the latest judicial decisions, statutory developments and changes in shipping practice. It provides an authoritative, comprehensive and critical survey of the law relating to the carriage of goods by sea. While dealing primarily with charterparties and bills of lading, attention is also given to new forms of documentation and problems involving through and combined transport. A separate chapter is also devoted to dispute settlement. Throughout, legal principles are examined against the background of current documentation and factors involved in the prosecution of a cargo claim, thus lending the legal analysis a useful practical orientation.
New to this edition*important cases on negligence, fundamental breach, title to sue, and bailment on terms*significant decisions, in particular on the interpretation of the provisions of the Hague and Hague/Visby Rules in the areas of limitation liability, time limits, straight bills and the Himalaya Clauses*a comprehensive update of references to shipping documents and related literature*consideration of e-commerce issues, particularly in relation to transport documentation.Carriage of Goods by Sea is one of the leading authorities on this important area of international trade law, and is suitable for recommendation to students on courses on international trade law, carriage of goods by sea and maritime law. It is also a useful reference for newly qualified and trainee professionals working in legal firms, P & I clubs, shipbroking firms, cargo insurance firms and at Lloyd's. John 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.