For undergraduate and postgraduate courses on law relating to carriage of goods by sea as part of the wider subject of international trade law. For undergraduate and postgraduate courses in maritime law. This book is a comprehensive and critical study of the principles of law governing the carriage of goods by sea. It is the leading textbook in the area. The book focuses on the law relating to charter parties and bills of lading, but coverage is also devoted to the development of forms of documentation and to problems arising from through and combined transport, as they relate to the carriage of goods by sea.