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MARITIME CONTRACTS AND MARINE INSURANCE LAW

CODE 102010
ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021
CREDITS 9 credits during the 2nd year of 8708 Maritime and Port Management (LM-77) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR IUS/06
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (Maritime and Port Management)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course introduces students to a deeper knowledge of the most significative maritime contracts as well as of the most important "marine "coverages (hull and machinery coverages, goods coverages, and shiponwers' and carriers' liabilities) 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the first part of the course is to introduce the students to the knowledge of the maritime contracts as regulated by the most important international forms - which are at present available in the maritime market - concerning shipbuilding, ship repairs and ships sales, ship management, bareboat charters, time and voyage charters, contracts of affreightment and service contracts, carriage of goods by sea, towage and salvage contracts. In the second part, the aim of the course is to introduce the students to the knowledge of all the marine insurance coverages concerning hull and machineries as well as goods to be carried and liabilities of shipowners and maritime and multimodal carriers, as provided for both by the Italian legal system and by the international market, mainly based on English and Scandinavian rules and principles

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is to give the students an adequate knowledge and familiarity with the most important maritime contracts as well as with the marine insurance contracts described in the course program

TEACHING METHODS

The course is based on traditional lessons with direct study of the most important maritime forms and insurance coverages and discussion on the items. Also seminars and/or meetings aimed at the study of specific topics and also testimonial from maritime operators can be organized. 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Part 1 - Maritime Contracts

Maritime forms and their general characterics

The property contracts: Shipbuiding Contracts and Ship Sale Contracts

The management contracts: Shipmanagement Contracts and Bare Boat Charters

Charterparties: Time Charter, Voyage Charter and Contract of Affreightmet

Tha carriage of goods by sea documents: Bill of Lading and Seawaybill

The ship assistance contracts: Towage and Salvage Contracts

Further contractual forms (ships' repairs, security, bunker sale, containers' use, etc.)

Part 2  -- Marine insurance

Italian legal rules (code of navigation and civil code) and Marine Insurance Act provisions. Marine insurance operators. Perils and risks in the navigation.

The marine insurance contracts system (policies and clauses) and the marine insurance markets (English and Scandinavian markets).

Hull and Machinery coverages, builders' risks' coverages - war risks - loss of hire coverages (according to the italian insurance system as well as the Institute of London Underwriters Clauses and the Nordic Marine Insurance Plan provisions).

Coverages of goods in transit accorrding to italian insurance system and according to Institute Cargo Clauses.

The shipowners and charterers'/carriers' liabilities coverages - the P and I Clubs and their Rules

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Texts and materials will be delivered by the teacher

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

GIORGETTA MARIA BOI (President)

MONICA BRIGNARDELLO

FRANCESCO CUGURRA

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

The course is based on traditional lessons with direct study of the most important maritime forms and insurance coverages and discussion on the items. Also seminars and/or meetings aimed at the study of specific topics and also testimonial from maritime operators can be organized. 

LESSONS START

1st  semester

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
12/01/2021 15:00 GENOVA Orale
09/02/2021 15:00 GENOVA Orale
10/05/2021 15:00 GENOVA Orale Appello straordinario riservato esclusivamente ai laureandi a.a. 2019/2020
31/05/2021 15:00 GENOVA Orale
16/06/2021 15:00 GENOVA Orale
06/07/2021 15:00 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2021 15:00 GENOVA Orale