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CHAPTER 6 Third party protection under the Rotterdam Rules

Third Party Protection in Shipping

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Third party protection under the Rotterdam Rules

The shadow of multimodalism

6.1 It is anticipated that the Rotterdam Rules will still emerge as a convention focussing largely on the relationship between carrier and shipper. The performing party is simply someone who performs any of the carrier’s obligations.1 It is argued that the geographic approach proposed by the Rotterdam Rules does not do justice to the concept of the multilateral common enterprise.

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