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Carriage of Goods by Sea, 2nd Edition by Girvin, Professor Stephen (7th July 2011)

Part I Introduction, 1 The Business of Carriage of Goods

From: Carriage of Goods by Sea (2nd Edition)

Professor Stephen Girvin

Subject(s):
Bills of lading and carriage of goods — Bulk goods
1.01 The concern of this book is all aspects of the law relating to the carriage of goods by sea. Its main focus is therefore the legal relationships which follow from such carriage by sea. This chapter considers, in outline, the nature of the business which underpins the legal relationships entered into. It also introduces the dramatis personae ‎ to the various contracts. 1.02 In the 2008 trading year, an estimated 8,168 billion tonnes of cargo were transported by sea. This was almost double that in 1990 1 and reflects a continuing growth in the transport of...
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