Category Archives: Maritime Studies

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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 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]

New title for Maritime Studies

Electronic documents in maritime trade : law and practice
By Goldby, Miriam.
Lee Wee Nam Library
The focus of this work is on the function of electronic documents in cross-border business-to-business contracts for the sale of goods carried by sea. It provides a practical analysis of this commercial activity, examining recent trends in practice and testing the ability of electronic alternatives to achieve legal functions performed by the paper documents they replace. The book covers the relevant legal barriers and standards including the issue of fraud, in particular the problem of confidence as a practical bar to uptake, and also the laws relating to electronic signatures and data protection. EU laws governing the use of information technology in business contexts are examined. Practical barriers to the use of electronic documents are also considered including a detailed look at specific systems for payment processing, the issue and transfer of rights over goods in transit, and cargo insurance. Demand and supply of alternative systems is also discussed as are the risks and liabilities involved in the use of such systems, and infrastructural problems that may require legislative and/or regulatory intervention to be resolved. Much has been written about legal aspects of the use of the electronic medium in the conduct of business, but this is the only book to focus specifically on the use of electronic documents in maritime trade covering all of the potential obstacles and providing solutions to those problems. The book examines the issues that arise when attempting to conclude such complex transactions, making it an invaluable reference for anyone contemplating using or advising on paperless trade and its legal implications. [As provided by Syndetics]

New book title on Freight Transport

Freight Transport Modelling
Edited by Moshe Ben Akiva, Hilde Meersman & Eddy Van de Voorde.
HE199.A2 F863, Lee Wee Nam Library

The on-going globalisation and the increasing demand for flexibility in modern businesses have made transport, together with business logistics, a major functional domain. Transport is essential for economics growth but is not without negative impacts. External effects such as pollution, congestion, accidents and damage to infrastructure generate social costs that impose a significant burden on society. This book addresses the need to develop new freight transport models and scientific tools to provide sound solutions that consider the wide range of internal and external impacts. The international contributions push forward frontiers in freight transport modelling and analysis.[As book cover]