An analysis of transport documents and electronic transport records under the Rotterdam rules

Zhao, Lijun (2016) An analysis of transport documents and electronic transport records under the Rotterdam rules. In: Current Issues in Maritime and Transport Law. Zunarelli, Stefano and Musi, Massimiliano, eds. Il Diritto Marittimo – Quaderni, 2 . Bonomo Editore, pp. 1-27. ISBN 9788869720321

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Abstract

Many changes have been brought into uniform seaborne cargo regimes by the Rotterdam Rules. One important change is that the Rules have replaced the term “bill of lading” with “transport document”. This paper analyses transport documents under seaborne cargo regimes. Another change is the treatment of electronic transport records as equivalent to transport documents in Chapter 3 of the Rules. Namely, these electronic transport records are treated as the equivalent of transport documents. It should be noted that electronic transport records, as a newly-incorporated element in the uniform sea cargo regime, are not
addressed in previous conventions. As electronic transport records are treated as the equivalent of transport documents, the discussion on “transport documents” in this paper also applies to electronic transport records. This paper demonstrates the Rotterdam Rules have much more expanded coverage than conventions prevailed previously. Accordingly, the necessity of such an extended scope of application and its impact on the wider ratification of such a convention of uniform rules will be examined.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Law and Politics
Item ID: 20975
Notes on copyright: Reproduced with permission of Bonomo editore.
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Depositing User: Liz Lijun Zhao
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2016 10:17
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2019 07:34
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/20975

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