The Legal Position of Terminal Operators in Hinterland Networks

The legal position of the terminal operator changes by the integration of the carriage of goods between the sea port and the hinterland into his service profile. The terminal operator performs a wide variety of obligations, including loading and discharging, stacking, warehousing, measuring, weighing and carrying goods within and beyond the terminal’s premises. These obligations fall into different categories of contracts for which the law provides specific rules, i.e. a contract of carriage, a contract of deposit and a service contract. Some of these obligations might be subject to mandatory provisions derived from applicable national legal systems or uniform private law conventions. This book examines how to determine the applicable rules to the terminal operator’smixed contracts. This serves a practical purpose as one of themain differences between the applicable legal regimes is the terminal operator’s liabilities towards third parties such as cargo owners or ship owners who do not have a contractual relation with the terminal operator.

Susan Niessen
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CMR 60 years

Time for retirement or future proof?

On May 19 1956, the CMR-Convention was signed, aiming at providing uniform rules for the contract of carriage of goods by road. The Convention proofed to be very successful and is after 60 years still in force in 55 member states. With this, the Convention provides uniform rules in most of Europe and the Middle East and still contributes to the underlying aim of legal certainty and predictability. Even though the Convention is very successful, there are also a returning number of critiques on the CMR Convention.

In general, critiques on the Convention can be found in two domains:

1. The absence of a uniform interpretation of certain key provisions of CMR (for example the scope rule, force majeure provision and breaking through rule).

2. The unfitness of CMR for twenty-first century transportation (for example the height of the limits, the absence of specific rules for multimodal contracts and optional carriage contracts, the outdated (?) rules on successive carriage and even the mode-specific nature of CMR all together).

For the occasion of the 60th birthday of the Convention these questions were presented to a panel of prominent CMR-scholars: Is it time for retirement or is the CMR Convention future proof? The answers to this questions were provided during a two day conference in October 2016. This book is a result of that conference and bundles the conference contributions which earlier appeared in TVR and EJCCL. We trust that this book can provide inspiration for legal engineers taking care of the maintenance, reparations and revisions of the engine of international road transport Law.

dr. Wouter Verheyen (Ed.)
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Special EJCCL: CMR

European Journal of Commercial Contract Law, Issue 2017-1/2
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General Average, Legal basis and Applicable Law

The Overrated Significance of the York-Antwerp Rules
Jolien Kruit
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The Crisis of European Refugee Law: Lessons from Lake Success

The increase in the numbers of people applying for asylum in Europe has created a sense of crisis. The authors argue that what is experienced as the European refugee crisis is a crisis of European asylum and migration law and policy. The root cause of the problem is the enormous difference between member states. What is offered to refugees and who is protected differs for each member state.


According to the authors of this report, lessons can be learned from the sophisticated manner in which the Refugee Convention of 1951 seeks to balance the interests of refugees and those of receiving states. 

prof. H. Battjes, dr. E.R. Brouwer, dr. C.H. Slingenberg, prof. T.P. Spijkerboer
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