Law and Regulation of Air Cargo

  • Ruwantissa¬†Abeyratne

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
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About this book


This book explores the legal and regulatory aspects of the complex air cargo sector, discussing in detail the general principles of the carriage of air cargo; artificial intelligence and air cargo; facilitation; carriage of hazardous goods; human remains; and animals, as well as cargo security; price fixing and anti competitive conduct in air cargo operations; liability issues; the air cargo supply chain and contract of carriage. It also discusses related achievements of the International Civil Aviation Organization; the International Air Transport Association and Airports Council International. 
The value of goods carried by airlines represents 7.4% of the global Gross Domestic Product. While cargo carried by air accounts for less than 1% of global cargo carriage, airlines carry 35% of the value of world trade, making this industry highly valuable and efficient, and the most reliable way to transport goods throughout the world. On average, airlines transport 52 million metric tons of goods per annum, worth an equivalent of $6.8 trillion, i.e. $18.6 billion worth of goods daily.  


Carriage of air freight Artificial intelligence ICAO initiatives Contract law Air cargo supply chain Contract of carriage Air law Civil aviation Carriage of human remains

Authors and affiliations

  • Ruwantissa¬†Abeyratne
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  1. 1.Aviation Strategies InternationalMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-92488-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-92489-2
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