By Lina Wiedenbach

This booklet bargains with the carrier’s legal responsibility for deck shipment within the Nordic international locations and England as kingdom events of the Hague-Visby ideas. The comparative technique serves to demonstrate greatly differing tools of facing, first, the exclusion of definite deck shipment from the scope of the Hague-Visby ideas and, moment, the place no longer excluded, the foundations failure to incorporate a distinct deck shipment legal responsibility regime. a number of recommendations just like the English or Nordic process, or a mixture of the 2, have additionally been followed in a number of different jurisdictions. making an allowance for the large amounts of shipment which are carried on deck at the present time, the topic is extra topical than ever.

The complexity of the matter stems from the best way the deck has, through the years, steadily develop into a typical position to stow shipment. whilst the Hague principles have been brought in 1924, deck stowage used to be an absolute exception end result of the nice hazards concerned. As such, the subject needs to first be checked out within the context of the delivery realities during which the Hague principles have been drafted after which when it comes to today’s transport realities. The comparative research major as much as the author’s conclusions and basic comments for destiny laws contains elements, the 1st facing the events during which the provider is authorized to stow shipment on deck, and the second one with the carrier’s legal responsibility for deck shipment the place he has stowed shipment on deck with, or because the case should be, with no such permission.

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The Carrier's Liability for Deck Cargo: A Comparative Study on English and Nordic Law with General Remarks for Future Legislation (Hamburg Studies on Maritime Affairs)

This booklet bargains with the carrier’s legal responsibility for deck shipment within the Nordic international locations and England as nation events of the Hague-Visby principles. The comparative approach serves to demonstrate commonly differing equipment of facing, first, the exclusion of sure deck shipment from the scope of the Hague-Visby ideas and, moment, the place no longer excluded, the principles failure to incorporate a unique deck shipment legal responsibility regime.

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