The national reports in Transport Law deal with transport law in its broadest sense: jurisdiction, state immunity, & the main sources of transport law. With reference to maritime law, the reader will find information on the legal status of the vessel, its acquisition, ownership, & registration. Other topics discussed: maritime liens & mortgages, the position of master & crew, liability & limitation of liability (L.L.M.C. Convention 1976), charter parties & Transport under Bill of Lading (Hague-Visby Rules), transport by air (Warsaw Convention & related conventions), transport by rail (C.O.T.I.F. Convention), & inland navigation. A special chapter covers Multimodal Transport. Finally, European Union (EU) Competition Law in the field of transport is discussed. Current national monographs include Austria, Belgium, New Zealand, Philippines, & Switzerland. International monographs address the following topics: marine pollution, salvage, the Hamburg Rules as well as the U.N. Convention on Multimodal Transport, the limitation of liability for maritime claims (the L.L.M.C. 1976 Convention) as well as the position of the international maritime organisation (I.M.O.) the Comite Maritime International (CMI) & Bimco. Update frequency: 4-6 supplements per year.