Shipping Law 4e
Publication Date 29 Jul 2016
Overview"...the only textbook which covers all aspects of shipping law from the Australian point of view...for litigator(s) or transport lawyers(s) ... the first book to consult when a shipping problem arises."Â Â Michael Gronow, barrister, on the 3rd Edition,Â Law Institute Journal, March 2005. "It is encyclopaedic in its coverage and is recommended to anyone who is involved in any way with the preparation of documents with respect to ships or with disputes involving them."Â Â Justice Peter Young, on the 3rd Edition,Â (2005) 79Â Australian Law JournalÂ 649. Shipping LawÂ Fourth Edition is the landmark work in its field and provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of maritime law from a uniquely Australian perspective. The Fourth Edition of this well-respected text on Australian maritime law captures the many developments that have occurred since the last edition published in 2004 and will include comparative reference to English and American law. Commonly-occurring maritime law issues such as ship financing, insurance and liability are dealt with in useful detail alongside more occasional matters concerning pollution from ships, shipwrecks and the salvage of vessels. New developments considered include: The effect of theÂ Personal Properties Securities Act 2009Â (Cth) on the ship registration and mortgage regimes; The Federal Courtâ€™s decision inÂ NordenÂ that forum selection clauses in voyage charterparties are enforceable under Australian law. The right to possession of bunkers on time-chartered ships in the light of the recent failure of OW Bunkers; Recent developments in relation to the definition of â€œsafe portâ€ in relation to both time and voyage charter parties; Extended consideration of war risk, piracy, terrorism, and otherÂ force majeureÂ events; The 2011 version of the Inter-Club New York Produce Exchange Agreement; The enactment of theÂ Navigation Act 2012Â (Cth), and its impact on many issues, including, particularly, limitation of time and apportionment of liability; Australiaâ€™s implementation of the 1996 Protocol to theÂ 1976 Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims ConventionÂ (LLMC), the increase of the 1996 limits in 2015, and the effect of Australiaâ€™s denunciation of the original 1976 Convention in relation to international choice of forum; The impact that Australiaâ€™s enactment of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency in theÂ Cross-Border Insolvency Act 2008Â (Cth) has on maritime litigation; The effect of theÂ Insurance Act 2015Â (UK) on English marine insurance law (with effect from 2016) and the possibility that Australian marine insurance law will (or may not) follow suit; Amendments to the York-Antwerp Rules on general average that are expected to be made by the ComitÃ© Maritime International (CMI) in 2016, to make the (New) York-Antwerp Rules; Australiaâ€™s implementation of theÂ International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution DamageÂ 2001 (the Bunker Convention); and Australiaâ€™s implementation of Annex VI of theÂ International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution by ShipsÂ 1973 (MARPOL), dealing with air pollution from ships. Shipping LawÂ Fourth Edition is an authoritative and invaluable resource for maritime law practitioners, maritime insurers and organisations involved in transporting goods by sea.