Course Information Package

Course Unit CodeMLSB503
Course Unit DetailsMA/LLM Maritime Law and Shipping Management (Required Modules) -
Number of ECTS credits allocated8
Learning Outcomes of the course unitBy the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  1. The course constitutes the backbone of every master’s degree relating to shipping and is addressed to all students, irrespective of their scientific or professional background. By completing this module the participants will be able to understand the main principles that govern the charterparty and bill of lading and concepts such as such as fixtures, seaworthiness, deviation, frustration and remedies, carriage of goods by other modes and multimodal transport etc. Moreover students will be able to compare and contrast the main carriage of goods by sea Conventions and their respective differences, as regards the contractual obligations and liabilities of the parties to the contract.
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents
• Obligations from the contract of affreightment (seaworthiness, due despatch, deviation)
• Time Charterparties
• Voyage Charterparties
• Bill of Lading in Hague Visby, Hamburg and Rotterdam Rules
• Carriage of Goods By Other and Multimodal Modes
• Dispute Resolution
Recommended and/or required reading:
  • Baatz Y., Debattista C., Lorenzon F., Serdy A., Staniland H., Tsimplis M., (2009), The Rotterdam Rules: A Practical Annotation (Informa Law London).
  • Coghlin T., Kimball J., Baker A., Belknap T. Jr., Kenny J., (2014) Time Charters (7th edition Informa Law from Routledge).
  • Dockray M., (2004), Cases and materials on the Carriage of Goods by Sea, (3rd edition Cavendish).
  • Eder B., Foxton D., Berry S., Smith C., Bennett H., (2015), Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of Lading (23rd Edition Sweet & Maxwell).
  • Glass D., (2012), Freight Forwarding and Multimodal Transport Contracts (2nd edition Informa from Routledge)
  • Mills S., (ed), North of England P&I Association, (1998), Bills of Lading: A guide to Good Practice (Anchorage Press, Twickenham)
  • Todd P., (2007), Bills of Lading and Bankers’ Documentary Credits (4th Edition Informa London)
  • Todd P., (2016), Principles of the Carriage of Goods by Sea (Routledge, Oxford)
  • Williams, R., (2013), Gard Guidance on Maritime Claims and Insurance (Gard AS, Arendal)
  • Wilson J.F., (2010) Carriage of Goods by Sea, (7th Edition, Pearson, London).
  • Γκολογκίνα – Οικονόμου Ε., (2010), Η ευθύνη στη συνδυασμένη μεταφορά εμπορευμάτων (Σάκκουλας, Αθήνα Θεσσαλονίκη) (in Greek language)
  • Ζυγομάλας Ν., (2011), Μεταφορά Φορτίων στη Θάλασσα (Ίδρυμα Ευγενίδου, Αθήνα)
  • Θεοχαρίδης Γ., (2000) Η αδικοπρακτική ευθύνη του θαλασσίου μεταφορέα (Σάκκουλας, Αθήνα Θεσσαλονίκη) (in Greek language)
  • Κιάντου - Παμπούκη Α., (1989), Στοιχεία Δικαίου της Χερσαίας Μεταφοράς με νομοθετικά κείμενα (Σάκκουλας, Αθήνα Θεσσαλονίκη,) (in Greek language)
  • Κιάντου - Παμπούκη Α., (2009), Θαλάσσια Μεταφορά Πραγμάτων με Εμπορευματοκιβώτια (Σάκκουλας, Αθήνα Θεσσαλονίκη,) (in Greek language)
  • Κιάντου - Παμπούκη Α., (2009), Ναυτικό Δίκαιο τόμος Ι (Σάκκουλας, Αθήνα Θεσσαλονίκη, 5η έκδοση) (in Greek language)
  • Ρόκας Ι., Θεοχαρίδης Γ., (2015) Ναυτικό Δίκαιο (Σάκκουλας, Αθήνα Θεσσαλονίκη, 3η έκδοση) (in Greek language)
  • Σαμπράκος Ε., Γιαννόπουλος Ι., (2008) Η Οικονομική Εκμετάλλευση του Πλοίου (Ίδρυμα Ευγενίδου, Αθήνα) (in Greek language)
  • Χατζηνικολάου – Αγγελίδου Ρ., (2015), Αεροπορική Μεταφορά Επιβατών (Σάκκουλας, Αθήνα Θεσσαλονίκη, 3η έκδοση) (in Greek language)
    Planned learning activities and teaching methodsThe course will be delivered through lectures, discussions, and applying problem based learning (PBL)
    Assessment methods and criteria
    Intermediate Assignment40%
    Final Exam60%
    Language of instructionEnglish
    Work placement(s)NO