The Due Diligence in Maritime Transportation in the Technological Era

  • Víctor Hugo Chacón

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Víctor Hugo Chacón
    Pages 1-13
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 223-245

About this book


This book discusses the problem of sea carriers’ liability, with a particular focus on role of the technologies that have been employed to support maritime transport in recent decades. It examines the Hague Rules, providing an overview of the precedent standard of liability, its historical development up until its application, and its construction at the current time. To do so, it presents two exemplary studies from English and American case law, and analyzes the situations in which the courts have required the application of new technologies as part of the duties set in the current governing liability regime. Written in an easy-to-follow style, the book offers not only an unique overview of the applications of technologies in making ships both seaworthy and cargo-worthy, but also a practice-oriented guide to understanding and making decisions about sea carriers’ liability. It is intended for law practitioners as well as advanced graduate students and researchers in the field of maritime shipping, transport and insurance law.


Maritime law Shipping law Maritime transportation Due diligence, seaworthiness and cargoworthiness Sea carriers’ liability Cargo damages Hague Rules Carriage of goods by sea

Authors and affiliations

  • Víctor Hugo Chacón
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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-66001-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-66002-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-8445
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-8453
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