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NAB3023 Chartering/ contracts of carriage

Course description for academic year 2017/2018

Contents and structure

- Norwegian Maritime law on affreightment.

- Single cargo.

- Bill of lading and waybills.

- Charter parties.

- The Hague-Visby Rules, Hamburg Rules, Rotterdam Rules.

Learning Outcome

The student

- can explain the law applicable the commercial operation of ships.

- has the ability to see the boundary line between nautical and commercial operations.

- understands the main features of both the ship-oriented and the cargo-oriented contracts of transport, and perceives the differences between the two.

- possesses a good understanding of the limited and the full charter party.

- has extensive knowledge of commonly used standard forms.

The student

- is able to contribute to legally binding contracts where the ship is a financial instrument at the owner's hand.

- can use and relate to various contracts of carriage relevant to his or hers work as a ship officer.

- can, as a ship¿s officer, singlehandedly provide, fill in and sign documents for use with domestic cargoliners.

The Student

- is able to provide virtual contributions to the contracts of affreightment that a company engages in.

- recognizes documents relating to cargo transport and understands the legal content of such.

- relates the rules of law to the economic conditions of the matter in question.

- understands the basis and the motivations of the rules applicable.

Entry requirements


Recommended previous knowledge

Maritime Law I or equivalent.

Teaching methods

Lectures. Individual activity to be expected.

Compulsory learning activities



5 hrs written exam. 100/100.

Examination support material

The official compendium of Norwegian consolidated Law, other non-commentary compendiums in regular sale and common availability, single official prints of law (Printouts from Lovdata not permitted).

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