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The Law on Charterparties

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Ainhoa Campas Velasco
Academic year

Module overview

This module introduces you to the law governing charterparties which are maritime contracts between shipowners and charterers for the hire of a ship for the carriage of cargo (or passengers) and as such form a critical part of the law governing the carriage of goods by sea. Charterparties may be voyage charters, time charters or bareboat/demise charters, and often go hand in hand with bills of lading, which in turn may import the application of the Hague-Visby Rules to the charterparties by paramount clauses. The study of this module involves an application of general principles of English (contract) law to the specific context of charterparties.