Multimodal Transport Law

The Lew Applicable to the Multimodal Contract for the Carriage of Goods

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532 pages


Since no attempt to create uniform law for multimodal carriage has as yet met with success, there is currently no certainty concerning the legal consequences of any Ioss, damage or delay of cargo resulting from multimodal carriage contracts. A fragmented, complex and inconsistent liability patchwork - which involves regional, subregional and national laws usually focused on unimodal transport, supplemented by contractual standard rules created by the industry - serves as an international liability framework. The consequence of this state of affairs is that the applicable liability rules vary greatly from case to case and give rise to uncertainty concerning the extent of a multimodal carriers liability. It is therefore not surprising that, according to a 2003 UNCTAD survey, most parties involved in the transport industry do not consider the existing legal framework for multimodal transportation to be satisfactory or even cost-effective.

Now, following an in-depth analysis of the exact nature of the international multimodal carriage contract, this important study assesses how the law applicable to a multimodal contract may be uncovered. Using the ideas, legislation and case law on multimodal carriage of the legal systems of Germany, The Netherlands and England to anchor her presentation, the author offers a thorough investigation of the existing framework of carriage law, the applicable rules of private international law, and the options provided by choice of law based on contractual conditions. In the course of the analysis ail essential issues are scrutinized, including the following:
. damage or loss that occurs at the point where one unimodal regime ends and another begins;
. damage or loss brought about by multiple causes;
. unlocalized loss;
. Lime bars on protest and litigation and when they commence;
. whether the modes of transport to be used may be left open by the contract;
. rules on jurisdiction and the resulting forum shopping practice;
. scopes of application of the existing carriage conventions;
. carriage documentation;
. instances where conventions overiap, or when no existing carriage regime applies;
. rights and obligations attached to delivery; and
. national multimodal transport law regimes in Germany and The Netherlands

No comparable treatise exists on which rules may govern international multimodal contracts for the carriage of goods and under what conditions they will do so, and this book is thus an indispensable asset to the work of any practitioner or official connected with international transport. In addition, the author presents a detailed review of the various drafts and propositions that have been on offer in recent years, and submits a well-thought-out proposai fora set of multimodal transport rules to alleviate the difficulties that currently plague this area of carriage law.
ISBN13 978-90-411-3246-8
EAN 9789041132468
Titre Multimodal Transport Law
Sous-titre The Lew Applicable to the Multimodal Contract for the Carriage of Goods
Date de parution 27/05/2010
Nombre de pages 532
Type d'ouvrage Colloques, études et rapports
Support Livre
Langue Anglais
Auteur(s) Marian Hoeks
Editeur / Collection / Sous-collection Kluwer Law International / Aviation Law and Policy Series
Thème Droit > Droit des transports
Thème secondaire Droit > Droit commercial et des affaires > Droit du commerce international
Format Papier