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Maritime Law in Motion

  • Proshanto K. Mukherjee
  • Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr.
  • Jingjing Xu
  • Highlights pioneering topics, such as the regulation of autonomous ships and block chain applications to commercial maritime law

  • Includes Chinese legal perspectives on various aspects of international maritime law

  • Explores the impacts of climate change on maritime law issues


Part of the WMU Studies in Maritime Affairs book series (WMUSTUD, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Gabriela Argüello
    Pages 15-37
  3. Shatarupa Choudhury, Pallab Das
    Pages 115-130
  4. Måns Jacobsson
    Pages 257-287

About this book


This book provides valuable insights into various contemporary issues in public and private maritime law, including interdisciplinary aspects. The public law topics addressed include public international law and law of the sea, while a variety of private law topics are explored, e.g. commercial maritime law, conflict of laws, and new developments in the application of advanced technologies to maritime law issues. In addition, the book highlights current and topical discussions at international maritime forums such as the International Maritime Organization on regulatory and private law matters within the domain of marine environmental law, the law respecting seafarers’ affairs and maritime pedagogics, maritime security, comparative law in the maritime field, trade law, recent case law analysis, taxation law in the maritime context, maritime arbitration, carriage of passengers, port law, and limitation of liability.


Maritime law Contemporary issues Comparative maritime law Public and private maritime law New technology and maritime law

Editors and affiliations

  • Proshanto K. Mukherjee
    • 1
  • Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr.
    • 2
  • Jingjing Xu
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of LawDalian Maritime UniversityDalianChina
  2. 2.Maritime Law and PolicyWorld Maritime UniversityMalmöSweden
  3. 3.Plymouth Business SchoolUniversity of PlymouthPlymouthUK

About the editors

Proshanto K. Mukherjee is the former Vice President Research, Director of Doctoral Programmes and ITF Professor of Maritime Safety and Environmental Protection at WMU. He served as Co-Director of the WMU/Lund University joint LL.M. programme. He is an Honorary Research Fellow of Swansea University (SU); Professor of Law at Dalian Maritime University, China; Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Human Resource Development of Chung-Ang University, South Korea; Visiting Professor at National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, India, and is Chancellor of CINEC Maritime Campus, Colombo, Sri Lanka. He has been doctoral supervisor and examiner for several Ph.D. candidates around the world.

Professor Max Mejia is Director of the PhD Program and Head of the Maritime Law and Policy Specialization at the World Maritime University (WMU), where he has been a member of the resident faculty since 1998. Before joining WMU, he saw duty on board various naval and coast guard vessels as well as in shore-based facilities in the Philippines. His assignments included, inter alia, Commanding Officer of Port State Control Office Manila, Commander of Coast Guard Station Iligan, Deputy Executive Director of the Presidential Task Force on Maritime Development, and Assistant Chief of Staff for Navigational Safety. He earned his Bachelor of Science at the United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, Maryland, USA) and his Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School (Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA). He also has a Master of Science in Maritime Safety Administration from the World Maritime University (Malmö, Sweden) and a Licentiate of Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy from Lund University (Lund, Sweden). His PhD thesis is entitled “Law and Ergonomics in Maritime Security.”

Professor Jingjing Xu is Head of School, Plymouth Business School and Professor of Maritime Law and Economics.

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