EU Transportation Law Volume I - Brussels Commentary on EU Maritime Transport Law

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Waterborne transport is of crucial importance within the European Union. Almost 90% of the EU’s external freight trade and 40% of the intra EU exchanges of goods and passengers are carried by sea. 23 EU Member States are coastal states and 26 are Flag States. EU shipowners manage 30% of the world’s vessels and 35% of the global shipping tonnage. Each year, more than 400 million passengers pass through more than a 1.000 European ports. The Framework of the ‘Erika Packages’ has now added another imperative regulatory level to the existing global legal regime of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and to national laws. The EU has reacted to severe marine casualties in EU waters. As a result, almost all aspects of maritime transport and shipping are now regulated by EU Law. The Brussels Commentary on EU Maritime Law provides a comprehensive article-by-article analysis of the most relevant EU Regulations and EU Directives of the shipping sector.

Edited by:

Henning Jessen,

LL.M. (Tulane), Institute for Maritime Law and the Law of the Sea, Law Faculty, University of Hamburg, Germany

Michael Jürgen Werner, 

Partner, Norton Rose LLP, Brussels

Written by:

Alexandros Ntovas, Lecturer in International Shipping Law, Queen Mary University of London Centre for Commercial Law Studies, London UK, Timo Noftz, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Hamburg Office, Germany, Thomas Brinkmann, Partner, Schackow, Bremen, Alexander Block, LL.M., Federal University of Applied Administrative Sciences, Brühl, Germany, Mateusz Bek, LL.M., Maritime Law (Soton), UK, Marian Paschke, Institute for Maritime Law and the Law of the Sea, Law Faculty, University of Hamburg, Germany, Melis Özdel, Lecturer in maritime and commercial law, head of graduate maritime law studies at University College London (UCL) and deputy director of the UCL, Centre for Commercial Law, UK, Michael R. Pimm, Partner, Orrick, London, Antonios Politis, Researcher, Institute for Maritime Law and the Law of the Sea, Law Faculty, University of Hamburg, Germany, Orestis Schinas, HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration, Hamburg, Germany, Sara Vatankhah, German Shipowner’s Association, Hamburg, Germany, Christine Wersel, TUI AG, Hamburg, Germany, Robert Coleman, ret., UK, former Director-General at the European Commission, former EU Liaison Officer of the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO).


  • Comprehensive article-by-article analysis
  • Maritime and inland waterways
  • All relevant legislation, directives and commentaries
  • All relevant issues included


ISBN 9789491673092
ISBN ebook 9789077644546
Publication Date May 2016
Nr of Pages 1250
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