Study on the Regulation of Carrier’s Liability in the International Multimodal Transport of Goods under the Rotterdam Rules
|Keywords||multimodal transportation the form of liability the Rotterdam Rules|
Facing the impact of economic globalization international multimodal transport ofgoods is now confirmed the economic trend, as still widely used in the internationalconventions and domestic laws in various countries are basically applicable to adjustto a single mode of transport regulation, which often leads to conflict of laws betweenregions and countries. In the view of the international shipping industry with theirurgent development needs, as well as the situation of current international carriage ofgoods by sea is not unified, the United Nations’ international convention in all or partof the contract of carriage of goods by sea, to conform the trend of the developmentof times, which referred to as the Rotterdam Rules, this result from the shippingappealing and countries mutual interests’ competition and compromise.The general structure of this essay is as follows:The first chapter is an overview, divided into two sections which introduce theinternational multimodal transport of goods: the first section analyses after theRotterdam Rules the international multimodal transport of goods and shipping status;the second section introduces the concept of the international multimodal transportcarrier and the form of liability.The second chapter is compared and analyzed the cognizance of internationalmultimodal transport carrier, which is introduced before the Rotterdam Rules, namelyHague Rules and Hamburg Rules, about the provisions of maritime convention to thecarrier, as well as the international multimodal transport regulations and cognizanceof the carrier as discussed.The third chapter, first of all is the responsibility of the form of liability of the carrierabout international multimodal transport on legislation, followed by the introductionof the content of international multimodal transport carrier’s liability in RotterdamRules. This part mainly introduces the form of liability about the internationalmultimodal transport carrier.The fourth chapter is relevant suggestions of the provisions about internationalmultimodal transport carrier’s identification and estimation method, also as theproposal of the form of carrier’s liability in China.