European Union's Stance on the Rotterdam Rules


Kirval L.

TRANSPORT SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES: MARINE NAVIGATION AND SAFETY OF SEA TRANSPORTATION, pp.119-125, 2011 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : TRANSPORT SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES: MARINE NAVIGATION AND SAFETY OF SEA TRANSPORTATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.119-125

Abstract

In today's rapidly globalizing world economy, the importance of maritime transportation is increasing. Today, approximately 80% of the global transportation services is done by the seas. Therefore, the international laws and regulations that outlines the rights and responsibilities/ obligations of the carriers and cargo owners is of very high importance for the smooth running of this global maritime transportation system. On the other hand, today, "door to door" and "multimodal" transport is getting widely used. However, during this type of highly complicated transportation, the rules and the applicable laws with regards to rights and obligations of the parties (carriers and cargo owners) greatly vary, and this creates several problems particularly about the carrier's liabilities.