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Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of Lading: 24th ed with 1st Supplement isbn 9780414102187

Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of Lading 24th ed

ISBN13: 9780414070387
New Edition ISBN: 9780414102187
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780414061668
Published: December 2019
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

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This is the 24th edition of Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of Lading, the leading statement of general principles in the fields of time charters, voyage charters, demise charters and bills of lading. First published in 1886, Scrutton has provided a first port of call for research when drafting contracts or dealing with disputes for generations.

The book is the leading analysis of general principles in the fields of time charters, voyage charters and demise charters.

Pinpoints specific topics regarding time charters, voyage charters, demise charters and bills of lading, and interrogates each topic thoroughly but concisely.

It covers charterparties role as a key form of commercial contract, from the initial construction of the contract, through the rights and liabilities it confers, terms, agency and perform

Included in the 24th edition, amongst others, is coverage of the following key judgements under the Hague and Hague-Visby Rules:

  • Deep Sea Maritime Ltd v Monjasa A/S (The Alhani) on the scope of the Article III Rule 6 time-bar
  • Vinnlustodin HF and Sea Tank Shipping AS (The Aqasia) and Kyokuyo Co Ltd v AP Møller A/S (The Maersk Tangier) on limitation provisions
  • Glencore Energy UK Ltd v Freeport Holdings Ltd (The Lady M) on the scope of Article IV Rule 2(b) exception
  • The Supreme Court decision in Volcafe Ltd v Compania Sud Americana de Vapores SA on the burden of proof in cargo claims in the context of the Hague and Hague-Visby obligations and exceptions

Shipping, Transport and Maritime Law
Nature of the Contract
General Contract Law
Extension of Rights and Liabilities under Contracts of Affreightment beyond the Original Parties to Such Contracts
The Bill of Lading as a Contract
Bills of Lading for Goods on a Chartered Ship
Terms of the Contract
The Bill of Lading as a Receipt for Goods Received or Shipped
Performance of Contract: Loading
The Bill of Lading as a Document of Title
Liability of Shipowner for Loss of, or Damage to, Goods Carried
Performance of the Contract—The Voyage
Performance of the Contract—Unloading
The Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1971
Time Charters
Through Bills of Lading, Combined Transportation, Containers
Jurisdiction, Choice of Law and Limitation of Actions
Appendix 1 - The Principal Statutes Affecting the Contract of Affreightment
Appendix 2 - York-Antwerp Rules
Appendix 3 - The Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1924
Appendix 4 - Inter-Club New York Produce Exchange Agreement
Appendix 5 - Hague-Visby Rules
Appendix 6 - The Hamburg Rules