A study of liabilities of multimodal transport operators in China

Ling Zhu, M. Deniz Guner-Ozbek, Hong Yan

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This article studies the liabilities of a multimodal transport operator under Chinese law. The present legal framework governing the multimodal transport consists of a complex array of laws and regulations. As a consequence, the applicable liability rules, the degree and the extent of the liability of a multimodal transport operator may vary from case to case. In addition, the ratification of the Rotterdam Rules would only contribute to clarification of legal complexities in a multimodal transport case where a sea leg is included. We conclude that there is a need to have a Chinese multimodal transport law which is broad enough in scope to govern the rights and liabilities of all parties involved in multimodal carriage in China.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-65
Number of pages8
JournalResearch in Transportation Economics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 2012


  • Chinese law
  • Liability
  • Multimodal transport operator
  • Rotterdam Rules

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)
  • Transportation


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