30 NQF credits at HEQSF level 9

Convener: Associate Professor G Bradfield

Course entry requirements: See Rules for LLM and MPhil degrees.

Course outline:

The course covers: international carriage of goods by sea; shipping and international trade; carriage documents and their interaction with international sales and payment arrangements; international attempts at standardisation in carriage; electronic commerce in shipping; general principles of carriage of goods by sea, including: applicable law; international carriage regimes, the Hague, Hague-Visby, Hamburg and Rotterdam Rules; the South African Carriage of Goods by Sea Act and the Sea Transport Documents Act; limitation of liability for cargo claims; bills of lading; charterparties, and cargo claims handling. Although the course focuses on South African law, comparisons are made with the laws of other jurisdictions.

DP requirements: None

Assessment: Coursework  25%, November examination 75%