Proposed Alterations in Legal Regimes

  • Girish Gujar
  • Adolf K. Y. Ng
  • Zaili Yang
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Maritime Economics book series (PSME)


This chapter ascertains the implications of the maritime legal regime with a focus on India’s ratification of the Rotterdam Rules. It examines the maritime legal regimes of different countries that are already signatories to the Rotterdam Rules and the attempt to apply a similar reasoning in the Indian context. It addresses the issues of liabilities and responsibilities and explains the roles of the customs. The chapter also examines the responsibilities of different stakeholders under the current legal regime and introduces the Rotterdam Rules. Finally, it defines the performing party and the maritime performing party and discusses the implications of dry port as a performing party.


Rotterdam Rules Customs Dry port 


  1. UNCITRAL. (2008). United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea. Retrieved from

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Girish Gujar
    • 1
  • Adolf K. Y. Ng
    • 2
  • Zaili Yang
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Business and ManagementBeijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International CollegeZhuhaiChina
  2. 2.Department of Supply Chain ManagementAsper School of Business St. John’s College University of ManitobaWinnipegCanada
  3. 3.Department of Maritime & Mechanical EngineeringLiverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolUK

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