CML Seminar Series: The Bills of Lading Act, Cap 384

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The Bills of Lading Act, in the UK perhaps better known as the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1992, is the successor of a nineteenth century Act, the Bills of Lading Act 1855. It regulates the transfer of rights and obligations in certain contracts for the carriage of goods by sea, giving the lawful holder of a transferable bill of lading or the consignee of a sea waybill staturoty rights of suit against the carrier. At the same time, the Act burdens the lawful holder with the obligations under that contract.

This Seminar deals with the Act in general, e.g. why do we need such an Act in the first place, and how does the Act relate to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999, but also with some very specific questions, e.g. what is the position of the straight bill of lading under the Act, what happens if the lawful holder merely acts as an agent, and what is the meaning of “endorsement and delivery”?

Dr Michiel Spanjaart, a Post-doctoral Fellow at the National University of Singapore from August 2013 to July 2015 and MPA Visiting Professor of Maritime Law from August 2015, will be speaking at this Seminar.


1600      Registration
1630      Introduction and Start of Seminar
1730      Break
1745      Discussion
1830      End of Event

Interested parties may wish to register online HERE. For more information on the Seminar, please click HERE.

Additional Details

Contact Person - Ms. Jothi

Contact Number - +65 6516 1305

Organizer - Centre for Maritime Law


Date And Time

05 Aug 2015 @ 04:00 PM

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