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The Legal Context of International Multimodal Transport

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

By Theodora Nikaki

Routledge – 2012 – 256 pages

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    978-0-415-60138-2
    March 8th 2015
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Description

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.

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

Author Bio

Theodora Nikaki is a lecturer at Swansea University, UK.

Name: The Legal Context of International Multimodal Transport: From the UN Multimodal Transport Convention 1980 to the Rotterdam Rules 2009 and beyond (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Theodora Nikaki. 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...
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