Vežimo organizavimo sutartys vežant krovinius jūrų transportu: teisinio reguliavimo ypatumai
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The dissertation aims at analyzing volume contracts for carriage of goods by sea and its legal regulation peculiarities. Today, the existing legal regime has been based on imperative norms when making standard agreements for carriage of goods by sea in liner shipping. Freedom of contract in carriage of goods by sea in liner shipping industry is rather limited by international and national legal acts however it is undoubtedly needed in the international trade of the XXI st. century in general and in the field of continuous cooperation between shipper and carrier. Research object of the dissertation has been narrowed down to the analysis of volume contracts through the distinctive attribute of this sub-institute – the principle of freedom of contract. A heavy emphasis has been placed on the analysis of the existing international and national legal acts governing linear transport in order to assess the incompatibility of it and to search for innovative legal solutions with a focuse on the conceptual assessment of the Rotterdam Rules It allowed to assessing whether the newly negotiated and innovative legal regulations would not violate the interests of small and medium shippers and whether the freedom of contract would ensure a stable equilibrium between volume contract parties.