Survey on the uniformity of seaborne cargo conventions: need to limit the scope of uniformity

Zhao, Lijun ORCID: (2014) Survey on the uniformity of seaborne cargo conventions: need to limit the scope of uniformity. Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy, 81 (2) . pp. 111-121. ISSN 1078-5906

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In order to examine differences in their understandings of the UN latest uniform sea-cargo rules - the Rotterdam Rules, this survey was conducted among Chinese and some European maritime professionals. The Rotterdam Rules were diversely understood and could cause a further reduction in uniformity. The current commercial shipping realities call for updating legal regimes with regard to electronic commerce and multimodal transport. The Rotterdam Rules attempted to update the legal regimes in accordance with the commercial realities, but were problematic and jeopardize uniform understandings of them and wide ratification.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Law and Politics
Item ID: 15470
Notes on copyright: Copyright © 2014 Association of Transportation Law Professionals (ATLP). Permission granted on 27/01/16, by the ATLP ( to make the full text of the published version available in this repository (
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Depositing User: Liz Lijun Zhao
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2015 14:28
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2019 17:55

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