A New Convention for the Carriage of Goods by Sea - The Rotterdam Rules


A NEW CONVENTION FOR THE CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY SEA - the Rotterdam Rules
An Analysis of  The UN Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea
Edited by Professor D Rhidian Thomas

Publication: 2009
Extent: 432 pages with full text of the Rules
7 Appendices of international conventions
full indexes
ISBN 978-0-9539403-3-2    
Price £138

Twelve experts have worked to compile an expert analysis of the Rules and to compare them closely with the Hague-Visby Rules and existing international conventions.

The new Convention, known as the Rotterdam Rules and open for signature in September 2009, represents a radical attempt to establish a single, uniform, legal regime for the carriage of goods by sea.

THIS BOOK has been compiled specially in readiness for the signing and as an essential aid to all those concerned to absorb the complexities of the new Convention.

The response of the international community to the Rotterdam Rules will depend upon a full understanding of the Convention and this detailed coverage provides a comprehensive and perceptive commentary of the principal provisions, implications and themes, with detailed comparisons to the Hague-Visby Rules and multimodal conventions.

ABOUT THE EDITOR
PROFESSOR D RHIDIAN THOMAS is Professor of Maritime Law and Director of the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law at the School of Law, Swansea University. His principal research interests are in the fields of maritime law, marine insurance law, international trade and commercial law, and international arbitration law. He has held positions at several national and foreign universities and lectured internationally. He has published widely in academic journals and edited two recent volumes on time and voyage charterparties. He is a member of the CMI, British Maritime Law Association, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and British Insurance Law Association.