[HOT] Contracts of Carriage by Land and Air

Malcolm A. Clarke, David Yates

‘Contracts of Carriage by Land and Air’ provides: • In-depth clause-by-clause analysis and commentary of the major international conventions and standard form contracts within these areas • New editions of two standard forms of contract for international carriage by rail • Citation of the relevant case law and statutes • Footnote annotations and cross-references for each clause or provision.

The aim of the book ‘Contracts of Carriage by Land and Air’ is to provide a detailed commentary on the various ‘‘ common form’’ clauses appearing in contracts used in the business of transporting goods by road, rail, air and inland water in the United Kingdom. It does not address in any detail issues of multimodal transport and freight forwarding. A companion volume in this series, adopting a similar pattern of commentary to that found in this book, is Glass, Freight Forwarding and Multimodal Transport Contracts(2004) where these two topics are considered. Nor does this book cover contracts for the carriage of goods by sea, which is covered by another book in this series dealing with bills of lading: Gaskell, Asariotis and Baatz, Bills of Lading: Law and Contracts , 2nd edn, 2008.

‘Contracts of Carriage by Land and Air’ also covers the carriage of goods by inland water. Although in terms of the volume of goods carried this represents a relatively insigni ficant element of the commercial transport trade, and much of what is carried by inland water will in any event involve some element of combined or multimodal transport, nevertheless, the government has, in recent years, for environmental reasons if for no other, been encouraging a greater use of the country’s inland navigations for the transport of goods, particularly goods in bulk such as aggregates and waste, and abnormal ‘‘ invisible ’’ loads such as prefabricated sections for major infrastructure projects such as power stations. The recent refurbishment and re-commissioning of the Bow Bank Rivers and Prescott Channel to transport construction materials to the Olympic Park, together with the availability of government grant funding for inland water transport projects through the Freight Facility Scheme, and the Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund, demonstrates the resurgent interest in this historic method for the transport of goods. Part 4 of the book, therefore, examines the law relating to, and the type of contractual clause commonly found in, the domestic carriage of goods by inland waterways.

Book Details

ISBN-13: 9781843117469
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 3/21/2008
Series: Maritime and Transport Law Library Series
Edition number: 2


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