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Title: The liability of operators of transport terminals in international containerised transport and the phenomenon of multimodalism
Author: Chatziantoniou, Martha K.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3530 4838
Awarding Body: Glasgow Caledonian University
Current Institution: Glasgow Caledonian University
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis examines the need for legal uniformity in the current field of international containerised multimodal transport, focusing on two parameters: a) the recognition of international containerised transport as a uniform and single transport process, entitled to its own legal framework and b) the reconsideration of the legal status of operators of transport terminals so as to bring their liability under a legal framework for international containerised transport. Thus, it examines the particularities of containerisation providing a general overview of the innovations it brought to the global distribution of cargo; discusses its interaction with international multimodal transport placing emphasis on the key role of terminal operators; looks at the legal framework of international containerised multimodal transport indicating that although it is a heavily integrated transport field, yet its legal framework remains disproportionately disharmonised; and finally examines the fragile legal status of terminal operators in international containerised transport to conclude that the regulation of terminal operators' liability should be fall within an overall effort to establish harmonised liability rules applicable throughout the entire international containerised transport.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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