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Author Wiedenbach, Lina, author

Title The carrier's liability for deck cargo : a comparative study on English and Nordic law with general remarks for future legislation / Lina Wiedenbach
Published Heidelberg : Springer Science and Business Media, [2015]
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Series International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs at the University of Hamburg. Hamburg studies on maritime affairs ; 33
Hamburg studies on maritime affairs ; v. 33
Contents Introduction -- Background -- Treaty Law -- National Law -- When goods may be carried on deck -- Liability for deck cargo
Summary This book deals with the carrier?s liability for deck cargo in the Nordic countries and England as state parties of the Hague-Visby Rules. The comparative method serves to illustrate two widely differing methods of dealing with, first, the exclusion of certain deck cargo from the scope of the Hague-Visby Rules and, second, where not excluded, the Rules failure to include a special deck cargo liability regime. Various solutions similar to the English or Nordic approach, or a combination of the two, have also been adopted in a large number of other jurisdictions. Taking into consideration the massive quantities of cargo that are carried on deck today, the subject is more topical than ever. The complexity of the problem stems from the way in which the deck has, over the years, gradually become a common place to stow cargo. When the Hague Rules were introduced in 1924, deck stowage was an absolute exception due to the great risks involved. As such, the topic must first be looked at in the context of the shipping realities in which the Hague Rules were drafted and then in terms of today?s shipping realities. The comparative analysis leading up to the author?s conclusions and general remarks for future legislation consists of two parts, the first dealing with the situations in which the carrier is permitted to stow cargo on deck, and the second with the carrier?s liability for deck cargo where he has stowed cargo on deck with, or as the case may be, without such permission
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resouce; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 4, 2015)
Subject Cargo handling -- Law and legislation.
Cargo ships -- Handling.
Liability (Law) -- Handling.
Maritime law.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3662468506
3662468514 (electronic bk.)
9783662468517 (electronic bk.)