EU Shipping Law
An overview of European Union transport law
This chapter examines selected aspects of the law of the European Union (“EU”) as it relates to transport1 generally.2 An understanding of the EU law relating to transport in general is useful in trying to understand the EU law relating to shipping in particular. This short chapter therefore forms a backdrop to the discussion of EU shipping law which follows in later chapters. In particular, this chapter examines the provisions relating to transport in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (“TFEU”).