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European Sustainable Carriage of Goods: The Role of Contract Law

European Sustainable Carriage of Goods: The Role of Contract Law (Hardback)

By Eftestol-Wilhelmsson, Ellen

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This work discusses the rapidly developing European transport policy on sustainable freight and the connected efforts initiated by the European Commission (EC) on greening transport by the means of contract law. Greening transport has been a central goal for the EU for decades. T...he main problem has been, and still is, that far too much carriage of goods within the EU is performed unimodally: by road carriage alone. This has caused severe problems particularly in central Europe, where both trade and environment is suffering from an ineffective transport industry with growing problems of congestion and pollution. A modal shift in transport from mainly road based to a form of transport in which more environmental friendly modes such as rail, inland waterways and sea born transport are integrated into one transport chain, is hence an objective of the EU. If successful, this model could then be extended to the international transport community. The key question raised in this book is whether the traditional role of contract law is changing to such an extent that the parties involved must take external interests into account. In the case of the EU's efforts to enhance sustainable carriage of goods within its realm, the author explores whether governmental interference is necessary, or if we can trust that the parties will integrate environmental issues into their contracts because there is a demand for such clauses. This book will be of great relevance to academics and practitioners with an interest in EU law, transport law, environmental law and maritime law in general.
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ISBN 9781138796706
Released NZ 22 Oct 2015
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
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Series Imli Studies in International Maritime Law (part: 1)
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ISBN-13 9781138796706
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Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 22 Oct 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Eftestol-Wilhelmsson, Ellen
Series Imli Studies in International Maritime Law (part: 1)
Category Law & Society
Law Of The Sea
International Maritime Law
Transport Law
Environment Law
Contract Law
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 343.4093
Weight 476g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Transportation - Law and legislation - European Union countries, Contracts - European Union countries, Transportation - Environmental aspects - European Union countries
NBS Text International Law: Professional
ONIX Text College/higher education