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Ridley's Law of the Carriage of Goods by Land, Sea and Air

Ridley's Law of the Carriage of Goods by Land, Sea and Air
8th Edition
Practice Area:  International Trade
ISBN:  9780414045026
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  24 Sep 2010
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Paperback
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Providing an overview of the law in this area, Ridley's Law of the Carriage of Goods by Land, Sea and Air:
  • Addresses the relevant common law principles and the requirements of statutory regulation both under English Law and throughout the EEA pursuant to the EU common transport policy
  • Looks at carriage of goods by land considering domestic carriage by each of road, rail and inland waterway, the application of standard contractual terms such as RHA and FTA conditions and international carriage pursuant to the CMR and CIM conventions
  • Deals with carriage of goods by sea under charterparties, bill lading and other transport documents and statutory regulation arising pursuant to the Hague Visby Rules and discusses the application of other discrete international regimes arising under the Hague Rules, the Hamburg Rules and the more recently promulgated Rotterdam rules
  • Covers the carriage of goods by air under the air carriage rules arising pursuant to the Montreal Convention Regime and the various Warsaw Convention Regimes
  • Discusses issues relating to the performance of the carriage of goods
  • Covers carriage of goods pursuant to electronic documentation both generally and pursuant to the various international regimes
  • Addresses multi-modal carriage under contractual terms (such as BIFA conditions and the UNCTAD/ICC Rules for Multimodal Transport Documents) and the various international regimes
  • Discusses the statutory regulation applicable to the performance of contractual obligations for the carriage of goods including regulation as to:
    • The adequacy of the transport vehicle or craft for carriage
    • The licensing of transport operators and their personnel
    • The freedom of transport operators to provide carriage eservices throughout the EEA
  • Describes the most critical contractual issues surrounding carriage of goods law. This includes:
    • the incorporation and interpretation of contractual terms
    • The respective duties of the various contracting parties
    • The incidents of breach and the liabilities arising


Part One: Contracts for the Carriage of Goods

1.1 Nature of a Contract for the Carriage of Goods
1.2 Regulatory and Commercial Context for the Carriage of Goods
1.3 Parties and Practices
1.4 Jurisdiction and Law
1.5 Contractual Terms
1.6 Contractual Duties
1.7 Incidents of Breach of the Contract
1.8 Liability for Breach
1.9 Miscellaneous Carriage Contract Rights
1.10 Common Carriers
1.11 International Carriage

Part Two: Contracts for the Carriage of Goods by Land

2.1 Overview of Contracts for Land Carriage
2.2 Domestic Road Carriage
2.3 International Carriage of Goods by Road—The CMR
2.4 International Road Carriage—Passengers’ Luggage (CVR)
2.5 Domestic Rail Carriage
2.6 International Rail Carriage: CIM and CIV
2.7 Inland Waterway Carriage

Part Three: Contracts for the Carriage of Goods by Sea

3.1 Overview of Sea Carriage
3.2 Forms of Contract for Sea Carriage
3.3 Mandatory Regulation of Contractual Terms

Part Four: Contracts for the Carriage of Goods by Air

4.1 Overview of Air Carriage
4.2 Statutory Regulation Conventions

Part Five: Undertaking Contracts of Carriage

5.1 Electronic Carriage Records
5.2 Multimodal Performance
5.3 Regulatory Environment
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