12.10.2018
INTERNATIONAL MARITIME FRAUD

Commercial fraud is considered one of the methods of crime that brings to its practitioners truly huge rewards. Even taking into consideration serious difficulties that commonly stem from packs of documentation and also real complexity of detail, it still can be quite simple to investigate and subsequently prosecute. However, this is only truth when and if particular deals or transactions have been recognized to be fraudulent with the material available linking the offenders to the crime.

The present title is mainly concerned with some special kind of commercial fraud - the maritime fraud, which is obviously of international nature. It is directly associated with the transportation of cargoes from one country to another, with possible dishonesty in using vessels for carrying those goods, offences against people having their commercial interest involved, crimes against insurers.

The idea of the authors was to describe the most typical frauds to make them easier to be recognized in future. They have made an excellent attempt to draw together different threads of the modern maritime criminal activity to enable people to fight it better. The material contained in the volume is presented in a form easily readable and understandable for a broad readership...

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16.08.2018
DRY CARGO CHARTERING

The present book on dry cargo chartering, prepared and released by one of the most authoritative entities in a world of maritime shipping, is going to ensure that the readers will significantly improve their knowledge and understanding of this particular area of shipbroking. The volume will explain clearly and in detail all commodities that are involved as well as the requirements applicable to the carriage. The ships serving these markets have also been discussed.

The content of the volume is covering the role of each participant of the shipping market paying equally close attention to the ship owners, brokers, charterers and operators. In addition to that, the author has provided good coverage of the freight markets together with the associated documentation, bills of lading, charter parties etc. Ten chapters of this brilliant book will provide readers with absolutely everything they need to know and will present the information in a very logical and easy-to-follow way.

The content opens with the brief information introducing readers to the dry cargo ships. Though it is not the intention of the author to give an exhaustive study of this subject, it still explains so many expressions commonly used in connection with the ships participating in the dry cargo sector. As it is the case with any other publication released by ICS, this one is highly recommended to any person with the interest in maritime shipping activities.

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13.08.2018
BILLS OF LADING

Nowadays, bills of lading are forming an integral part of the transportation of various cargoes by sea and international maritime trade. The multi-functional nature of the bills of lading coupled with the huge number of case laws and regulations, make the maritime law very complex.

This publication was released to provide all interested parties with a detailed and thorough analysis of the maritime shipping law and practice as applied to the bills of lading covering all three stages, i.e. before, during and, finally, after the shipment takes place. The volume is expected to help the practitioners of today to find all required information quickly.

The content of this second edition has been revised and significantly updated by the authors in order to reflect all major and most critical developments in the field. The book now contains reference to the Far-Eastern and Singapore decisions that are becoming more and more important. Moreover, the author gives detailed analysis of the forged and fraudulent bills, misdelivery problem, and delivery without a bill of lading.

The valuable references to the relevant European laws related to the procedure and jurisdiction are provided together with the newly introduced material covering the electronic bills of lading and associated practical implications.

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23.06.2018
INTRODUCTION TO SHIPPING

An introduction to the world's biggest industry. Before the construction of any vessel commences, the ship designers together with the nominated class societies shall design the proposed design with the future owner. The publication explores not only the vessels themselves with the shipping markets, but also the geography of the commercial maritime world, considering most important legal aspects of the shipping industry.

In addition, the authors pay due attention to the corporate structures and fundamental accounting matters, taking into consideration that all commerce is eventually dealing with money. The content of the volume opens with introductory chapters on maritime geography and shipping business including the basics of the theory of trade.

The following several chapters are devoted to the practitioners including ship managements and sale of ships, supply of ships including their registration and classification as well as PSC related issues, and liner trades including brief historical background, containerization and liner documentation. Two closing chapters of the book are dealing with the accounts and law of carriage covering absolutely all items that deserve attention.

Such approach has made this book a real must-have to all people interested in the shipping industry, both ashore and at sea, commercial and technical. There are as much as thirty-one appendices to the book providing lots of supplementary information.

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20.06.2018
LEGAL PRINCIPLES IN SHIPPING BUSINESS

The present publication was released by ICS with the intention to clearly describe the way that the modern maritime shipping law affects the industry. The author of the volume has provided a good and easily understandable description of this industry aspect and how it works, explaining in detail the charter parties together with the various types of documentation related to the shipping, for example waybills and bills of lading.

He has also described the fundamental principles and basic components of contract law. The content of the volume contains thorough explanation of the shipping law concepts, case law, precedent and their contrast with the statute law. That is why this volume is considered essential reading for all people with the interest in legal principles and will also be useful to any persons willing to expand their understanding of this subject. It is very important to understand all legal rules as it helps in minimizing the potential risks, and the law philosophy commonly plays critically important role.

There is no law system that would be totally independent from the society in which it exists. The readers will get to understand this as they go through the material in this volume. Apart from the good introduction to the shipping law, the publication covers such important matters as the contract law and tort, charter parties, voyage charters, agency and bills of lading, dispute resolution and carriage related conventions etc.

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19.06.2018
ECONOMICS OF SEA TRANSPORT AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE

This remarkably authoritative book written by one of the most recognized experts in the world of maritime economics may be treated as both a perfect introduction to the maritime shipping economics and a very valuable reference source to be used by the commercial practitioners. It is a very reader-friendly publication intended for those needing a thorough and clear overview of the commercial and economic issues that are commonly involved in the ownership, chartering and management of the ships.

The author has provided an excellent description of the major canals and marine ports together with the economies of scale in vessel sizes. There are many data diagrams and informative graphs supplementing the explanations of the demand and supply of the shipping industry. The content of the volume examines the broader maritime industry including tanker ships, dry cargo vessels, the liner trading and ship sale. The author also describes the main factors contributing to the cycles affecting the shipping industry of today.

The ship management and the information required by the ship brokers for effective operation of the vessels have been covered in the pages of this book making it even more valuable. The book details the commercial and contractual fundamentals considered specific to the shipping industry and covering the balance of payments and other important aspects.

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12.08.2017
TIME CHARTERS

This publication has been initially acclaimed as the reference source addressing the law related to the time charters - the present latest edition of the book provides all readers with a remarkably comprehensive treatment of the subject presented in a very accessible way that made the book so useful and popular among maritime lawyers and ship owners as well as charterers, insurers and other involved parties.

The book covers both US and English law and has been significantly updated with all major decisions since the previous releases. Here are some of the English law decisions that have been covered - The Kos, The Kyla, The Captain Stefanos, The Athena, The Kildare, The Wren, The Silver Constellation, The Lehmann Timber and others; while the US law decisions addressed are The Athos I, The M/V Samho Dream and some others. Definitely valuable must-have source for every maritime lawyer.

Errata file is also included in the pack. In this release of the publication the material has been reordered and rewritten to bring it in line with the intention of the authors to make it easily accessible and understandable not only to the professional maritime lawyers. The authors were trying to present the maritime law in the subject area in a manner which would help people engaged in chartering and operating vessels...

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11.08.2017
VOYAGE CHARTERS

The publication has been already widely recognized as one of the leading authorities on voyage charters and is currently treated as the most comprehensive and remarkably intellectually-rigorous analysis of the subject area - it is cited by arbitrators and in court on quite regular basis and shall definitely be considered as the excellent to-go guidance for disputing and drafting the charter party contracts.

The book is intended to provide readers with the thorough clause-to-clause analysis of the two charter party forms, namely the Asbatakvoy form and the Gencon standard charter party. The authors also deliver treatment of Hague and Hague-Visby Rules, and of COGSA, together with the good comparative analysis if English and US law; the boo also contains a detailed section dedicated to the arbitration awards.

This is the fourth edition of the book - note that it is the only book dealing specifically with the subject key area of maritime law and containing wealth of duly updated arbitrations and case law, conflict of laws and other important aspects. The publication is very user-friendly and this feature makes it accessible not only to maritime lawyers but also the other professionals of the shipping industry - we would recommend to treat this textbook as a practical guidance for all shipping law practitioners and students studying maritime law.

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