Informa Law from Routledge
February 18, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 448 Pages
ISBN 9781138393936 - CAT# K400374
Series: Contemporary Commercial Law
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The Contract of Carriage: Multimodal Transport and Unimodal Regulation provides a new perspective on how to approach the question of multimodal transports regulation with regards to liability for goods carried. Unlike previous literature, which has approached the issue of applicability from a strict interpretation-of-the-convention angle, this book will analyse the issue from a law of contracts perspective.
If goods are damaged during international transport, the carrier’s liability is governed by rules laid down in international conventions, such as the CMR convention, the Hague Visby Rules and the Montreal Convention. Such rules apply to transport by a certain mode of transport, to contracts for unimodal carriage. When goods are carried under a multimodal contract of carriage, that provides for carriage by more than one mode of transport, the question is whether these rules are applicable to transport under multimodal contracts of carriage.
This book investigates the rules of carrier’s liability applicable to unimodal transport, and whether these rules are applicable to carriage under multimodal contracts of carriage, with focus on the actual contract of carriage.
This unique text will be of great interest to students, academics, industry professionals, and legal practitioners alike.
Part I Introduction and Method 1. Introduction Part II Current Law and Theory 2. The Carrier’s Liability under Current Regimes 3. Application of Unimodal Conventions in a Multimodal Context – Status Quo Part III Analysis 4. The Scope of Application of the Unimodal Conventions Revisited 5. The Contractual Approach to Applicability and Multimodal Contracts 6. General Conclusions