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The course introduces student to knowledge and study of the main maritime standard contracts, transport documents used in carriage of goods by see, and maritime insurance contract by analysing forms and standard clauses adopted in national and international trade.
The aim of the first part of the course is to introduce student to the knowledge and the study of the main maritime standard contracts as regulated by the main international forms adopted in practice. These forms are related among others to shipbuilding, ship repairs and ship sales, ship management, bareboat charters, charterparties, cruise and yachting, towage, and salvage contracts. The second part of the course aims also to introduce students to the analysis of the transport documentation used in carriage of goods by sea considering forms of bill lading and sea waybill. The third and last part of the course is devoted to examining the main marine insurance coverages concerning hull and machineries as well as goods, freight, and liability. The analysis of maritime standard contracts, transport documents used in carriage of goods by sea and marine insurance coverage will be undertaken by a critical methodology approach where the main legal issues will be considered. This analysis will be also carried out by the contribution of operators, insurers, and professionals, promoting interaction between students and world of work.
The course aims to provide student with an adequate knowledge of features and contents of the main maritime standard contracts, transport documents used in carriage of goods by sea, and coverages adopted in national and international maritime practice.
Successful students will be able to orientate themselves through the subject-matters considered during the course and therefore be able to tackle the relevant legal issues by taking into consideration the most valid solutions.
The course consists of 72 hours of lectures carried out in English also by digital devices and the Internet according to the guidelines for teaching adopted by the University. Lectures will be devoted to examining maritime standard contracts and transport documents used in carriage of goods by sea, and the maritime insurance contracts, and the relevant clauses. Tutorials devoted to analysing the main case law and its impact on the maritime practice.
Student will be required on a voluntary basis to examine legal issues agreed with the lecturer according to the course programme. The study activity can be undertaken by the student individually or in working group. The results of this activity will be presented and discussed together with the lecturer and/or maritime operators during lectures or seminars.
Student interactive attendance at lectures and other academic activities of the course will be encouraged.
The programme of the course is divided in three parts as follows.
Part I - Maritime Standard Contracts
- Maritime Contractual Practice: General Aspects
- Ship Sale and Purchase
- Ship Management
- Bareboat Charter
- Cruise Contract
- Yachting Contracts
- Towage Contract
- Salvage Contract
- Other Maritime Contracts
Part II - Transport Documents in carriage of good by sea
- Bill of Lading
Part III - Maritime Insurance Contract
III.1 Maritime Insurance Contract: General Aspects
- Legal Sources and Maritime Practice
- Contents, Features and Form
- Assured Obligations
- Insured Object
- Insurance Payment
III.2 - Insurance Coverages and Standard Clauses
- Hull Insurance (Institute Voyage Clauses Hulls, International Hull Clauses, Institute War and Strike Clauses. Hulls-Time e Hulls Voyage)
- Cargo Insurance (Polizza italiana di assicurazione delle merci trasportate, Institute Cargo Clauses, Institute War Clauses (Cargo), Institute Container Clauses - Time)
- Freight Insurance (Institute Time Clauses Freight e Institute Voyages Clauses Freight, Institute War and Strikes Clauses, Freight-Time e Freight Voyage)
- Liabilities Insurance (Protection & Indemnity Clubs Rules)
Instalments and extracts of publications in English will be provided for the students enrolled in the course. In addition, documents related to the programme topics will be provided to course students and analysed (for example, clauses, contract models, general conditions of contracts, measures, and judgements). For closer examination of the issues examined, publications in the University’s libraries and online data bases, will be made available on request to students. Study material will be also provided by AulaWeb online digital platform.
Office hours: Office hours will take place on Wednesday from 11:30 p.m. to 13:30 p.m. by appointment, sending an email to the lecturer. Office hours can take place online in cases of student's special necessity by appointment according to a timetable agreed together with the lecturer. Please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. During the COVID-19 emergency, Office Hours will be held according to the guidelines for teaching adopted by the University.
GIOVANNI MARCHIAFAVA (President)
GIORGETTA MARIA BOI
The course will take place in the first semester. Lectures will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. They will start on Tuesday 21 September 2021, 9:00 a.m.
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The final exam will consist of a written exam and oral exam on the basis of a project elaborated by the student on a topic agreed together with the lecturer. To sit for the exam, propaedeutical requirement is not provided. The final exam will take place according to the guidelines for teaching adopted by the University.
Written exam will consist of three open questions related to the topic of the student's project.
Oral exam will consist of a discussion on the results of the written exam.
Exam assessment will carried out according to the following elements:
- mastery of the subject-matter
- analytic/critical capacity
- answer accuracy
- expository clarity
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Attendance is a requirement for the assignment of the thesis in Maritime Contracts and Marine Insurance Law.
For the thesis's assignment: (i) exam grade not less than 26/30 and (ii) grade average of passed exams not less than 26/30, would considered an asset.
Thesis's application must be sent by student to lecturer by email. In the application it must indicated the following information: name, surname, matriculation number, passed exams, grades, grade average and foreign languages.
For further information please see AulaWeb e-learning platform (www.aulaweb.unige.it).
Students are invited to enrol in the AulaWeb online platform to access to study material and further information (www.aulaweb.unige.it) to access study material and information related to the course programme.
Student are advised to look periodically at the AulaWeb Platform to be updated.
For queries related to the programme and the activities of the course please send an email to the lecturer (email@example.com).
Erasmus students can attend the course of Maritime Contracts and Marine Insurance Law regardless of their degree course.
Students with specific learning disorders (DSA), disabilities and any other specific formative need are advised to contact at the begining of the course the lecturer to agree teaching modes according to the course's formative objectives, considering individual learning modes and provinding adequate compensatory devices.