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The Law of Carriage of Goods (containing Merchant Shipping, Carriage of Goods by Sea, Carriage by Air and Carriage of Goods by Road)

The Law of Carriage of Goods (containing Merchant Shipping, Carriage of Goods by Sea, Carriage by Air and Carriage of Goods by Road)

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Covering
Admiralty action - When to stay
Collision of vessels of sea -
consequence of
Bill of lading and demurrage -
discussed
Doctrine of contributory negligence -
highlighted
Maritime fraud-
what is
Hague Visby Rules -
focused
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Description
The rapid development in international trade due to globalisation and increase in exports & imports of goods have brought in more disputes relating to the subject of transportation of goods. The instant edition attempts to handle almost all the relevant issues aptly relating to those disputes. The realm of transportation of goods is now an area of vast magnitude.
Area of discussion
The work is divided into eight parts covering whole gamut of the law of carriage of goods. On his journey across the issues, the author has stepped into every stone of the subject. Almost all the statutes relating to the law of carriage of goods are eruditely dealt with. Statutes like the Merchant Shipping Act 1958, the Indian Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1925, the Indian Bills of Lading Act 1856, the Carriage by Air Act 1972, the Carriers Act 1865, the latest one being the Carriage by Road Act 2007 and the Multimodal Transportation of Goods Act 1993 are discussed sectionwise in the light of judicial pronouncements by the apex court and those of different High Courts. Foreign judgments relevant to the issues are dealt with. Elaborate discussion on each and every topic, such as • Bill of lading • Charterparty
• International carriage  • Marine insurance
• Maritime frauds • Passengers in air accident
•Timecharterparty  •  Admiralty jurisdiction
• Doctrine of contributory negligence • Maritime lien etc. has added to the excellence of the endeavour.
Rich appendices
The laws on transportation of goods is a vast field of studies and also a varied one. There are many Acts and Rules under its umbrella. All the other important Acts and Rules arising pari passu are given in Appendices to give enhanced access to the readers.
In Appendices not only Indian statutes but also the foreign Acts and Rules have got place. The treatment of the words and phrases in common use relating to this subject is an added attraction of the work. At the end, some standard forms are also given for use of practical purpose which will surely be helpful to the readers.
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Contents
Part 1 : Law of Merchant Shipping
Introduction
The Merchant Shipping Act, 1958
Part I : Preliminary
Part II : National Shipping Board
Part III : General Administration
Part IV : Shipping Development Fund
Part V : Registration of Indian Ships
Part VI : Certificate of Officers
Part VI A : Obligations of Certain Certificate Holders to Service Government or in Indian Ships
Part VII : Seaman and Apprentices
Part VIII : Pasenger Ships
Part IX : Safety
Part IXA : Nuclear Ships
Part IXB : Security of Ship and Port Facilities
Part X : Collisions, Accidents at sea and liability
Part XA : Limitation of Liability
Part XB : Civil Liability forOil Pollution Damage
Part XC : International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund
Part XI : Navigation
Part XIA :Prevention and containment of Pollution of the Sea by Oil
Part XII : Investigations and Inquiries
Part XIII : Wreck and Salvage
Part XIV : Control of Indian Ships and Ships Engaged in Coasting Trade
Part XV : Sailing Vessels
Part XVA : Fishing Boats
Part XVI : Penalties and Procedure
Part XVII : Miscellaneous
Part XVIII : Repeals and Savings
Part 2 : Law of Carriage of Goods by Sea
Introduction
The Indian Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, 1925
Part 3 : Law of Bill of Landing
The Indian Bills of Lading Act, 1856
Part 4 : Law of Carriage by Air
The Carriage by Air Act, 1972
Part 5 : Law of Carriage of Goods by Road
Part 6 : The Carriage by Road Act, 2007
Part 7 : Law of Multimodal Transportation of Goods
The Multimodal Transportation of Goods Act, 1993
Part 8 : Glossary
Appendix
Index
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