Contracts for Carriage of Goods by Sea

Module code: LW7020

Module co-ordinator: Masood Ahmed

Module Outline

The international carriage of goods by sea has played and continues to play an extremely important role in international commercial law. Hence a study of the different types of sea carriage contracts and the legal liabilities of the parties to a contract of carriage is essential to provide a rounded picture of international commerce. The module considers the legal relationship between the parties to a contract of carriage within the framework of the common law, mercantile custom, and international conventions. In particular, the course will be concerned with voyage and time charter-parties and the obligations of the parties, bills of lading, the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1992 and the Hague/Visby Rules as implemented by the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1971, the Hamburg Rules and the Rotterdam Rules.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Seminars, private study and Blackboard VLE.

Assessment Methods

Research paper not exceeding 4,000 words including footnotes.

Excluded Combinations

Not available to Visiting Students.