Current issues in freight forwarding: Law and logistics

Simone Lamont-Black (Editor), D Rhidian Thomas (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract

The law relating to the international business of freight forwarding is fraught with complexities. There is no uniform regime for intermodal or multimodal carriage of goods and no precise definition of the business, duties and responsibilities of a freight forwarder, while the law relating to carriage of goods coexists awkwardly with contracts for the provision of services.

The inherently international nature of transportation of goods means that the transit is likely to pass through a number of jurisdictions with different legal concepts and national laws, varying standard terms and conditions and different policies relating to the incorporation of international conventions.

With the ever expanding services undertaken by freight forwarders, in effect creating much broader logistics and supply chain arrangements, the traditional framework may no longer be suitable to cater for all needs and my not fulfil the expectations of the logistics customer.

This complex overlap of issues has led to the compilation of this comprehensive book with the aim of assessing the latest developments in international and varying legal regimes, including voluntary initiatives among cargo interests and freight forwarders and culminating in an examination of selected regional and country specific standard freight-forwarding contract terms.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxon
PublisherLawtext Publishing Ltd
Number of pages564
ISBN (Print)9781999971007
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2017

Keywords

  • Freight Forwarding
  • logistics services
  • carriage of goods
  • transport law
  • intermodal transport
  • multimodal transport

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