COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION LAW
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course will offer students a complete overview of the civil provisions governing contracts and, in particular, road, sea and air transport and shipping agreements. Particular emphasis will be put on the provisions governing the liability of the carrier and the hottest issues in European legislation, such as the “sea motorways”, navigation safety and the relating control systems.
Course contents summary
The sources of the law – the concept of contract – the contract: types
Contractual liability and tort
The transport agreement: concept, drafting and cases, types and discipline
The road transport agreement: the national law and case law, the international provisions - CMR, the EU legislations
The shipping agreement: concept, cases and materials
The logistic agreement: concept, cases and materials
The multi-modal transport
The transport insurance
The EU legislation on transport: sea motorways, navigation safety, transport control, basics of law of the space.
Alfredo Antonini, “Corso di Diritto dei trasporti”, Giuffré editore, 2004.
The exam will be carried out in the written form, by means of a multiple choice test. Students willing to improve their marks may sit an oral examination. Towards the middle of the course a session of exercises will be held consisting in reading and commenting on a court decision or the negotiation and drafting of a transport or logistic agreement.