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Syllabus of the Subject

Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea (Rotterdam Rules)


  1. Introduction to the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea (New York, 2008) (Rotterdam Rules)
  2. Obligations of the carrier. Carrier's responsibilities for loss, damage or delay
  3. Transport and delivery of the goods
  4. Obligations of the shipper in front of the carrier
  5. Transportation documents and electronic transport documents
  6. Rights of the controlling party
  7. Rights transfers
  8. Limits of liability

African Students (Masters, Courses, Foreign Trade, Business)


The Subject “Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea (Rotterdam Rules)” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Logistics Courses: Maritime transport, Multimodal, Transport in Africa.

Maritime Transport, Bill of Lading (BL)

Diplomas: Foreign Trade, International Transport.

Diploma in International Transport

Masters: International Transport, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Doctorate: Global Logistics, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Reglas de Rotterdam Study Doctorate in International Business in French Règles of Rotterdam Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Regras of Roterdão.

Area of Knowledge: Foreign Trade - Incoterms.



Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea (Rotterdam Rules).

The United Nations (NU) Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea is a legal framework that regulates both the rights and obligations of the main agents of the international cargo transport: shippers, carriers (porters), final customers...

  1. A “door to door” transport contract is necessary
  2. Possibility of using a single door-to-door transport contract
  3. It is necessary that a part of the transport passes by sea
  4. Allows the use of e-documents (Documents submitted electronically)
  5. Date of adoption: December 11, 2008

United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea (Rotterdam Rules):
Rotterdam Rules (maritime transport)

The UN Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea (2008) updates several old conventions:

  1. Hamburg Rules (United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea, 1978)
  2. Hague Rules
  3. Hague-Visby Rules

Member Countries of the UN Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods Totally or Partially by Sea (2008): Armenia, Benin, Cameroon, Denmark, DR Congo, France, Gabon, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Spain, the U.S., Sweden, Switzerland, Togo.

Road-Rail Combined Transport.

Containers and Transportation
  1. Istanbul Convention
  2. Customs Convention on Containers


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