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This three-volume Manual on International Maritime Law presents a systematic analysis of the history and contemporary development of international maritime law by leading contributors from across the world. Prepared in cooperation with the International Maritime Law Institute, the International Maritime Organization's research and training institute, this a uniquely comprehensive study of this fundamental area of international law. Volume I: The Law of the Sea addresses the major issues which arise in the law of the sea. It provides a detailed understanding of the historical development of the law of the sea; the role of the International Maritime Organization; the law surrounding maritime zones; the legal regime of islands; the international sea-bed area; the legal regime governing marine scientific research; the rights and obligations of land-locked and geographically disadvantaged states; the legal regime of Arctic and Antarctic; and the settlements of disputes. This volume also considers the ways in which human rights and the law of the sea interact. The forthcoming Volume II will address shipping law; Volume III will provide analysis of marine environmental law and maritime security law. The full three-volume Manual will set out the entirety of international maritime law, re-stating and re-examining its fundamental principles, how it is enacted, and the issues that are shaping its future. It will be a superlative resource for those working with or studying this area of law.
For the first time, this unique text brings together all private international maritime law conventions alongside expert commentary and analysis. Truly global in approach, the book covers each of the nineteen conventions currently in force, all scrutinised by this internationally-acclaimed author. It also examines important maritime conventions not yet fully ratified, including the topical Rotterdam Rules. This comprehensive resource provides a thorough treatment of both wet and dry shipping treaties, combining breadth of coverage with depth of analysis. In this second volume, the author covers the key conventions dealing with collision, salvage, maritime liens and mortgages, arrest of ships, and limitation of liability. In particular, the author covers: International Convention for the unification of Certain Rules of Law with respect to Collision between Vessels, 1910 International Convention on certain Rules Concerning Civil Jurisdiction in Matters of Collision, 1952 International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to Penal Jurisdiction in Matters of Collision or Other Incidents of Navigation, 1952 International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules of Law Relating to Assistance and Salvage at Sea, 1910 International Convention on Salvage, 1989 International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to Maritime Liens and Mortgages, 1926 International Convention on Maritime Liens and Mortgages 1993 International Convention relating to the Arrest of Sea-Going Ships, 1952 International Convention on Arrest of Ships, 1999 International Convention Relating to the Limitation of Liability of Owners of Sea-Going Ships, 1957 and Protocol of 21 December 1979 International Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976 and Protocol of 1996 This book is an indispensable reference for maritime lawyers, academics and students of maritime law worldwide.
Acclaimed as the standard reference work on the law relating to time charters, this new edition provides a comprehensive treatment of the subject, accessible and useful both to shipping lawyers and to shipowners, charterers, P&I Clubs and other insurers. It provides full coverage of both English and U.S. law, now updated with all the important decisions since the previous edition. The English decisions covered in the new edition include: The Kos (the Supreme Court on the effect of withdrawing a ship with cargo on board); The Athena (nature of off-hire; meaning of 'loss of time'/'time thereby lost'); The Kyla (damage to ship and frustration); The Silver Constellation, The Savina Caylyn and The Rowan (oil company approval of chartered ships); The Captain Stefanos, The Saldanha, The Triton Lark and The Paiwan Wisdom (effects of piracy); The Kildare and The Wren (damages for early termination); The T S Singapore (off-hire where ship going 'towards but not to' the port ordered), and The Lehmann Timber, The Bulk Chile and The Western Moscow (owners' liens) The new edition also features many significant new U.S. decisions, including: Stolt-Nielsen v. Animal Feeds Intl. (Supreme Court rules class-action arbitration not permitted unless parties agree in arbitration agreement); ATHOS I (Circuit Court finds that safe berth provision in charterparty is a warranty and not merely a due diligence obligation); The M/V SAMHO DREAM (arbitrators direct petitioner to post $14.2M security on respondent's counterclaim) and Maroc Fruit Board v. M/V VINSON (CP arbitration clause incorporated in bill of lading not signed or contained in an exchange of letters or telegrams under NY Convention).
In 2007, the International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs together with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), both based in Hamburg, decided to establish an annual lecture series, the Hamburg Lectures on Maritime Affairs - giving distinguished scholars and practitioners the opportunity to present and discuss recent developments in this field. The present volume - the third in the series - collects the lectures held between 2011 and 2013 inter alia by Andrew Dickinson, Yvonne Marie Dutton, Bevan Marten, Andreas Maurer, Irini Papanicolopulu, Caslav Pejovic, Juan L. Pulido, Andres Recalde Castells, Thomas J. Schoenbaum and Rudiger Wolfrum.
Written by a team of top academics and highly-experienced legal practitioners, this is a very complex area of law. It provides both a critical analysis on contemporary legal issues concerning offshore contracts, and an in-depth account of the numerous liability regimes inherently connected to offshore operations. Key features of Offshore Contracts and Liabilities: Detailed insight into contemporary legal issues concerning offshore contracts, including Supplytime and Heavycon In-depth analysis of the current liability regimes with clear reference to contemporary industry practice Thorough examination of the current state of the law from national, regional and international perspectives Up-to-date coverage of hot topics such as liability for offshore installations, knock-for knock agreements in offshore contracts and recently-developed new standard forms, such as Windtime. This book is an indispensable guide for legal practitioners, academics and industry professionals worldwide
Widely regarded as the leading authority on voyage charters, this book is the most comprehensive and intellectually-rigorous analysis of the area, is regularly cited in court and by arbitrators, and is the go-to guide for drafting and disputing charterparty contracts. Voyage Charters provides the reader with a clause-by-clause analysis of the two major charterparty forms: the Gencon standard charterparty contract and the Asbatankvoy form. It also delivers thorough treatment of COGSA and the Hague and Hague-Visby Rules, a comparative analysis of English and United States law, and a detailed section on arbitration awards. Key features of the fourth edition: The only textbook to deal specifically with this key area of maritime law Written by an impressive team of highly-regarded maritime authorities from both sides of the Atlantic Contains a wealth of updated English and American case law and arbitrations, as well as addressing broader issues such as Rome II Regulation Convention regarding the conflict of laws Practical user-friendly guide, which is accessible not only to lawyers but also shipping professionals A new, detailed United States law section on COGSA This book is an indispensable, practical guide for both contentious and non-contentious shipping law practitioners, and postgraduate students studying this area of law.
This book provides an expert analysis of alternative investments routes and the investment strategies available to the major port players, and is a much-needed guide to expanding the investor base for private debt funding of projects from loan providers to bond investors. Port infrastructure investments are vitally important to all ports throughout the world; without these investments, the competitive position of ports and of the dependent logistics sector will deteriorate. National/regional governments and the local port authorities are no longer a guaranteed source of sufficient financial input to meet the continuous port infrastructure investment needs of major ports. It is, therefore, increasingly crucial for ports to broaden their strategies and secure alternative streams of investment. This book provides expert insight into areas of port infrastructure finance across the main regions of Europe, Asia, Africa and the USA. Topics include how to estimate future demand by way of forecasting; Public-Private Partnerships; corporatisation; the pricing mechanisms for syndicated loans; European port privatisation; finance strategies for ports in Asia, the USA and Africa; and a discussion of the investment strategies available to the major port players. Port Infrastructure Finance is an invaluable book for all parties involved in the port and maritime business, as well as investment companies, banks and other financial institutions involved in infrastructure investment.
For the first time, this unique text brings together all private international maritime law conventions alongside expert commentary and analysis. Truly global in approach, the book covers each of the nineteen conventions currently in force, all scrutinised by this internationally-acclaimed author. It also examines important maritime conventions not yet in force, including the topical Rotterdam Rules. Split into three convenient volumes, this comprehensive resource provides a thorough treatment of both wet and dry shipping treaties, combining breadth of coverage with depth of analysis. In this first volume, the author covers conventions dealing with the Carriage of Goods and Passengers by Sea, in particular: - International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules of Law Relating to Bills of Lading, 1924 and its Protocol of 1968 and 1979 (Hague-Visby Rules) - United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea, 1978 (Hamburg Rules) - United Nations Convention on the International Carriage of Goods wholly or Partly by Sea, 2008 (Rotterdam Rules) - Athens Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea, 1974 as amended by its Protocol of 2002 (Athens Convention) This book is an indispensable reference for maritime lawyers, academics and students of maritime law worldwide.
The South China Sea region contains potentially huge deposits of petroleum and natural gas, important shipping lanes and fishing areas, and is subject to a number of maritime territorial disputes. This edited volume analyzes the most recent development in the South China Sea dispute looking at the positions taken by China, the ASEAN countries, and the US. In recent years maritime joint development zones have emerged as an important means to overcome deadlock in relation to maritime jurisdictional claims. This book tests the applicability of joint development regime in this region and explores the prospect of joint development of resources as a way to successfully manage the conflict in the South China Sea. Eminent scholars in the field of South China Sea studies have contributed original chapters to the volume covering such issues as: the legal framework for joint development; how joint development might work in practice; the challenges faced by and the prospects arising from joint development; and the way forward for the region.
This collection of essays provides a comprehensive assessment of the legal and policy approaches to maritime counter-piracy adopted by the EU and other international actors over the last few years. As the financial cost of Somali piracy for the maritime industry and the world economy as a whole was estimated to have reached $18 billion by 2010, the phenomenon of piracy at sea has steadily grown in significance and has recently attracted the attention of international policy makers. Moreover, piracy is intrinsically linked to state failure and other pathologies bred by it, such as organised crime and terrorism. This book adopts a holistic approach to the topic, examining approaches to piracy as these emerge in different geographical areas, as well as tackling the central issues which counter-piracy raises in terms of the most topical aspects of international law (international humanitarian law and armed conflict, piracy and terrorism, use of force). It also focuses on the approach of the EU, placing counter-piracy in its broader legal context. Providing a detailed doctrinal exploration of the issues which counter-piracy raises, it emphasises and draws upon the insights of the practice of counter-piracy by bringing together academic lawyers and the legal advisers of the main actors in the area (EU, US, NATO, UK). The book raises fundamental questions about the law and practice of international law: are the rules of the international law of the sea on piracy still relevant? To what extent has the shared interest of international actors in tackling piracy given rise to common practices? Do the interactions among the actors examined in the book suggest fragmentation or unity of the international legal order? Is it premature to view these interactions as signalling the gradual emergence of global law in the area? This common analytical frame of reference is underlined by the concluding part, which draws these threads together. The book will be of interest to legal scholars, political scientists and international relations theorists, as well as decision-makers and students of law, politics and international relations.
This unique new title provides expert, hands-on advice as to the law and practice of the maritime letter of indemnity. Detailing the variety of implications that can arise from each type of letter, the authors bring this important and litigious subject to the fore with a view to reducing the commercial and legal risks involved in this core area of shipping and international trade. Key features of this title include detailed legal analysis of: The history of indemnity contracts and letters of indemnity Shipping and international trade contexts where letters of indemnity are used GAFTA sale contract forms and standard letter of indemnity P&I Clubs forms The enforceability of maritime letters of indemnity The rights and liabilities for sellers, buyers, banks and ship owners which arise from the use of letters of indemnity The impact on the system based on the use of bills of lading and on electronic bills of lading Policy issues arising from the use of letters of indemnity in practice and of the practicalities of litigation involving letters of indemnity. As the only text currently on the market covering maritime letters of indemnity in such detail, this book will be an indispensable guide for maritime lawyers, professionals and academics alike, as well as shipowners, charterers, commodity traders and trade finance professionals