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Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of Lading 22nd ed: 2nd Supplement isbn 9780414034952

Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of Lading 22nd ed: 1st Supplement

ISBN13: 9780414029040
New Edition ISBN: 9780414034952
Published: November 2013
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

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This supplement updates the existing text in particular by reference to more than 50 new cases since the last 22nd edition (2011) covering a wide field of topics including:

  • The formation of charterparties - The Pacific Champ [2012]
  • Duress - The Cenk Kaptanoglu [2012]
  • Frustration - The Kyla [2012]
  • Bills of lading - Finmoon v Baltic Reefers [2012], The Saga Explorer [2012], The Erin Schulte [2013]
  • Perils of the sea - The DC Merwestone [2013]
  • Discharge and delivery of cargo - The Falkonera [2013], The Dolphina [2012]
  • Time charters - The Wren [2011], The Aquafaith [2012], The Kos [2012], The Western Moscow [2012], The Astra [2013] Liens - The Bulk Chile [2012]
Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of Lading

  • Provides an overview of the legal principles of Charterparties and Bills of Lading based on Scrutton’s original commentary and the accrued experience of previous authors
  • Covers the different types of charterparties: time charters, voyage charters, and demise charters, and lays out the nature, validity, and construction of each
  • Provides a first port of call for research when both drafting and disputing contracts
  • Helps clarify uncertainties in points of principle, illustrating them through a wide variety of case material
  • Deals with the contractual and technical challenges involved in the legal administration of leasing a commercial ship
  • Covers the 100 new related cases since the last edition
  • Defines bills of lading as contracts, and examines the liability of the shipowner for loss of or damage to goods
  • Examines the issue of damages for failure to load or carry cargo properly or in reasonable time
  • Looks at the consequences of not signing or presenting bills of lading
  • Discusses limitation of liability