Author Archives: Lim Kong Meng

About Lim Kong Meng

Kong Meng is currently with the University Archives & Collections Team. Prior to that he was the Head of Lee Wee Nam & the Engineering Library as well as subject librarian for Civil Engineering & Maritime Studies.

Library Workshops for CEE Research Students

2015-08-05 09.45.11
Library workshops are a great way to start your new semester at NTU. At a recent workshop on 7 Aug 2015, we welcomed 16 CEE Research Students, introducing library resources as well as citation databases Scopus and Web of Science to further their research. Please keep in touch with your CEE librarians: Kong Meng and Lena Sam. If you are a new postgraduate student, do sign up for Library Essentials Workshop for Postgraduates.

New title on International Maritime Conventions (IMO)

International Maritime Conventions
By Berlingieri, Francesco.
K1150.B515 Vol 1 & Vol 2, Business Library


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. [As taken from Syndetics]

New title on Civil Engineering

dictionary Construction Contracts Dictionary
By Chow Kok Fong.
This dictionary is intended to be a quick reference originally for terms which appear in construction contracts and in matters arising from construction claims. This new second edition has seen a 20% expansion in the number of entries but retains the coverage as originally envisaged for this work. Having been cited in a number of leading decisions relating to contract formation, delays, frustration and performance bonds in Singapore and Malaysia, this dictionary consists of a readily accessible A – Z glossary of definitions of construction contract terms arising from the business side of contracting as well as technical and engineering terms where these have not been defined in codes of practice or industrial standards used in the industry, with over 100 new entries:

  • terms and expressions encountered in relevant statutes and standard forms;
  • common technical terms found in contract documents;
  • terms applied in leading construction decisions; and
  • terms and expressions encountered in construction arbitration and adjudication.

It also includes key feature like footnotes that complement many of the entries to facilitate reference to authorities, source documents and other instructive reference materials. [As taken from Sweet & Maxwell Asia]

New book title on Maritime Studies

Maritime letters of indemnity
By Arizon, Felipe de.
K1226.A719, Business Library


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 [As taken from Syndetics]

New title for Maritime Studies

Commercial shipping handbook
By Brodie, Peter R., 1947- author.
HE573.B864 2015, Lee Wee Nam Library

The Commercial Shipping Handbook is an invaluable reference tool for anyone involved in international trade and a first step towards understanding the framework within which the international movement of goods by sea is conducted. The handbook gives concise explanations of the many activities that comprise shipping, explaining the terms and how they interrelate.. [As taken from Syndetics]