The Rotterdam Rules in a European Multimodal Context

Journal of International Maritime Law, Vol. 16, p. 274, 2010

Helsinki Legal Studies Research Paper No. 9

16 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2011 Last revised: 20 Jan 2014

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

In this article, the Rotterdam Rules' solution of a 'mandatory modified network liability system' will be analysed in light of the European Commission's attempt to establish a European regional instrument on multimodal carrier liability. Whether or not the Rotterdam Rules provide a sufficiently effective alternative to the European Commission's objective to see increased use of multimodal transport by providing transport users with a predictable liability system is debatable; it is arguable that despite the incompleteness of the Rotterdam Rules on multimodal carrier liability, the European Commission should not try to navigate around them but rather accept the modified network liability system as a sufficient alternative.

Suggested Citation

Eftestöl-Wilhelmsson, Ellen, The Rotterdam Rules in a European Multimodal Context (2010). Journal of International Maritime Law, Vol. 16, p. 274, 2010, Helsinki Legal Studies Research Paper No. 9, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1865777

Ellen Eftestöl-Wilhelmsson (Contact Author)

University of Helsinki - Faculty of Law ( email )

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P.O. Box 4
Helsinki, FIN-0001 4
Finland

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