In this well-established textbook, Simon Baughen expertly covers the whole spectrum of English shipping law, placing the highly specialised rules of shipping in a commercial context and relating them to the general principles of contract and tort law. The book’s accessible narrative and useful glossary of key terms will especially benefit students new to shipping law or from non-law backgrounds.

In-depth commentary on judicial decisions and well-balanced coverage and analysis of recent and key cases, such as The Longchamp , Spar Shipping v Grand China Logistics , The Maersk Tangier , provide an up-to-date reference for all students on Shipping Law courses. The comprehensive overview of topics also ensures that the book is ably suited to course use, including discussion of such areas as:

    • Bills of lading
    • Charterparties
    • Salvage
    • Marine Pollution
    • Jurisdiction
    • Choice of Law
    • Arbitration
    • Accidents and collisions

Fully updated throughout, this seventh edition provides an invaluable source of reference and will be of use to both students and to those in practice.

part 1|273 pages

Dry Shipping

chapter Chapter 1|15 pages

The Commercial Background

chapter Chapter 2|43 pages

Title to Sue

chapter Chapter 3|14 pages

Proving Loss or Damage in Transit

chapter Chapter 4|20 pages

The Terms of the Bill of Lading Contract

chapter Chapter 5|38 pages

Statutory Terms of the Bill of Lading Contract

chapter Chapter 6|34 pages

The Future? The Hamburg Rules and the Rotterdam Rules

chapter Chapter 7|9 pages

Combined Transport

chapter Chapter 8|14 pages

Carriage by Road – the CMR

chapter Chapter 9|25 pages


chapter Chapter 10|12 pages

Voyage Charterparties – Payment of Freight

chapter Chapter 11|19 pages

Voyage Charters - Laytime and Demurrage

chapter Chapter 12|14 pages

Time Charters

chapter Chapter 13|14 pages

Damages and Frustration

part 2|78 pages

Wet Shipping

chapter Chapter 14|13 pages


chapter Chapter 15|29 pages


chapter Chapter 16|14 pages

General Average

chapter Chapter 17|20 pages

Marine Pollution

part 3|84 pages

Jurisdiction, Choice of Law, Security and Limitation

chapter Chapter 18|54 pages

Jurisdiction, Arbitration and Applicable Law

chapter Chapter 19|16 pages

Security and Interim Relief

chapter Chapter 20|12 pages

Limitation of Liability