Law on Carriage of Goods By Sea - 3rd Edition Digital

After the second edition of this book was published in 1994, the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act was amended to give the Hague-Visby Rules the “force of law”. This brought the Singapore position on the effect of these Rules in line with UK law. Furthermore, the effect of the provisions of the Bills of Lading Act (“BLA”), and the corresponding UK statute, namely, the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1992, has been explained in many cases in Singapore and the UK. Since the last edition, other aspects of the law on carriage of goods by sea have also been clarified and there have been many important judicial pronouncements on the effect of the Hague Rules and the Hague-Visby Rules.

Author(s)/Editor(s)/Contributor(s): Tan Lee Meng

Date of Publication: Aug 2018

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When the first edition of this book was reviewed in Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, the reviewer noted as follows: “It is a pleasure to welcome a new volume on carriage of goods by sea which breaks new ground … and which is written in a style eminently suitable for student use … . Prof Tan has, however, resisted the temptation to write a textbook based essentially on English jurisprudence with occasional Singapore references but has written throughout  from the Singaporean standpoint, basing his statements of principle, wherever possible, on local decisions …. Singapore is indeed fortunate to have so authoritative an exposition of a major branch of its law, although the book deserves, and I am sure will attract, a far wider audience.”




Chapter 1            Overview of Contracts of Carriage of Goods by Sea

Chapter 2            Voyage Charterparties

Chapter 3           Time Charterparties

 Chapter 4           demise Charterparties

Chapter 5           Frustration of Charterparties

 Chapter 6           Functions of a Bill of Lading

 Chapter 7           Transfer of Rights and Liabilities under Bills  of Lading Act

 Chapter 8             Bills of Lading for Goods on Chartered Ship

 Chapter 9           Other Documents for Carriage by Sea

 Chapter 10         Rights of Suit outside Bills of Lading Act

 Chapter 11         Overview of Hague-Visby Rules

 Chapter 12         Duties of the Carrier and Shipper under the Hague-Visby Rules

 Chapter 13         Exclusion of Liability under Hague-Visby  Rules

 Chapter 14         Limitation of Liability.

 Chapter 15         Time Bar in Hague-Visby Rules

 Chapter 16         Loading, Proceeding on Voyage, Discharge and Delivery

 Chapter 17         Carriage of Dangerous Goods

 Chapter 18         Laytime

 Chapter 19         Freight

 Chapter 20         The Shipowner’s Liens




Justice Tan Lee Meng is a Senior Judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore and a Professor in the Law Faculty, National University of Singapore. A former Dean of the Law Faculty, NUS, he is also the author of Insurance Law in Singapore.

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