This book offers an original academic study of the Rotterdam Rules. It analyses the salient articles that will have an impact on international sale contracts governed by English law, including the most popularly used international law instruments, terms and standard sale contracts. Looking beyond the legal relationship of carrier-shipper and carrier-receiver, this book examines the important articles of the Rotterdam Rules that affect the ability of the trading protagonists to perform their sale contract.

chapter |8 pages


chapter 1|18 pages

The Rotterdam Rules and international trade law

Background and characteristics

chapter 2|23 pages

Novelties of the Rotterdam Rules

Do they facilitate international trade?

chapter 6|35 pages

The way forward

Reconciling the Rotterdam Rules with international trade law

chapter |4 pages