Maritime Plus and the European Status Quo

Marian Hoeks

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The use of standardised intermodel containers, which enhances the safety of goods in transit and reduces operating costs, has caused multimodal transport to become a global phenomenon. Despite its practical sucess, however, the proliferation of this type of transport has up to until now been matched by suitable uniform legislation. Political discord and the fact that the use of more than one mode of transport under a single contract complicates the legal situation exponentially probably lie at the root of this deficiency. And, to add insult to injury, EU law that is not strictly meant to regulate transport complicates matters since there are overlaps between the various transport law conventions and som of the legislation stemming from Brussels. This paper succintly discusses the ambiguity with regard to the applicable law in multimodal transport per transport mode, and attempts to reconcile the framework that emerges with the Rome I Regulation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIMPLY, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law Yearbook 2010
EditorsA. Pozdnakova
Place of PublicationOslo
Number of pages72
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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