Admirality Law


Arbitration Resources:

American Arbitration Association
Full text of AAA Rules, information about AAA arbitration.

China Maritime Arbitration Commission

German Maritime Arbitration Association (GMAA)
GMAA History, Rules, Model Clauses and Member Publications

Hong Kong International Arbibration Centre

International ADR Center
International arbitration resources.

International Court of Arbitration (ICC)
Full text of ICC Rules, Awards, and additional info on the ICC court.

London Maritime Arbitrators Association

Society of Maritime Arbitrators (NY)
Full text of SMA Rules, biographies of members and more.

The Chartered Inst. of Arbitrators (CIArb)
CIArb is a professional organization of arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators. Their website posts membership information and news and events relating to alternate dispute resolution.

Vancouver Maritime Arbitrators Association (VMAA)
VMAA's website. Publishes a roster of member to serve as arbitrators as well as rules for mediation and arbitration.



Association of Shipbrokers & Agents (ASBA) USA, Inc.

British Maritime Law Association

Canadian Maritime Law Association

Comite Maritime International (CMI) International Transport Workers' Federation

New York Shipping Association, Inc.
Trade association of carriers, stevedores, and agents in the Port of New York and New Jersey.

The Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA)

The Maritime Law Association of the United States (MLA)

Women's International Shipping and Trading Association.

World Organization of Dredging Associations



Bankruptcy Court, SDNY
Local rules, information on electronic filing and more.
A service for locating the web sites of courts.

Eastern District of New York
Local rules, Judges' individual rules, directions to the courthouses, and more.

New York State Unified Court System
Comprehensive information on the state courts.

Southern District of New York
Local rules, Judges' individual rules, directions to the courthouses, and more.

US Supreme Court


General Legal Resources
US Supreme Court briefs, appendices, docket sheets, etc., other courts to be added. Fee based ($25).

CISG Database
Resources on the UN Convention for the International Sale of Goods maintained by Pace University

Cornell's Legal Information Institute
Federal laws, regulations and cases (U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Circuit Courts and N.Y. Court of Appeals decisions from 5/90).

Domain Magistrate
Resource for info on domain-names and related disputes.

a law locator.

Fletcher Treaty Database
full text of many multilateral treaties and their current status.

Harvard Law School
the law library.

International Law Office.Com
A collection of articles on current developments in all areas of the law by leading firms around the world (including this firm).

International Trade and Commercial Law Monitor
Maintained by the Law Faculty of the University of Tromso, Pace University and others. It provides links to trade related sites and substantive texts.

National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
Information on uniform laws.

New York Court of Appeals Decisions
From Cornell's LII project.

New York Supreme Court
N.Y. County Commercial decisions.

Supreme Court Decisions
Provided by Cornell University.

The Federal Court Locator
A set of graphical links to the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal provided by Villanova.

The Legal Domain Network
lists of legal email listservs, where experts discuss law.

The State Court Locator
Links to State Courts provided by Villanova University

a government legislative server.

U.S. House of Representatives Internet Law Library
U.S. Code, Code of Federal Regulations, Treaties, International Law, laws of other nations, etc.

United Nations' Treaties
Current status and full text. Subscription will be required after March 1, 2000.

United States Code
Provided by Cornell. As with all internet databases, it may not be totally up to date.

University of Cape Town
Marine and Shipping Law Home Page.

US Code of Federal Regulations ("CFR")
Direct from the Government Publications Office.

US Second Circuit
Current decisions provided by Touro Law School.

VCILP - Charting the Web
An extensive set of legal links from Villanova University.

Versus Law
Full text of state court decisions and more (fee based but not expensive).

Villanova Center for Information Law and Policy
Extensive substantive legal resources.

WashLaw WEB -- Washburn University School of Law
A well-organized set of legal links.


Government Resources

Coast Guard

Customs and Border Protection
Customs and Border Protection website; includes FAQ section on the 24-hour rule.

Federal Maritime Commission

Maritime Administration

NTSB Marine Section
Information on marine casualty investigations

Paris Memorandum of Understanding
Lists vessels detained under port state control by European member countries and Canada.

The World Wide Web Virtual Library on Naval and Maritime Related Issues
Links include associations, government and naval pages, mailing lists, periodicals, usenet groups, and more.

Title XI Information
General information, regulations, etc.

Transportation Links Page
U.S. Department of Transportation links to sites covering all modes of transportion.

U.S. Coast Guard List of Oil Spill Response Organizations by Company Name

U.S. Coast Guard List of Oil Spill Response Organizations by Port Zone

U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Links
Three screens of maritime links arranged alphabetically. It also has numbers for several useful Coast Guard electronic bulletin boards.

U.S. Coast Guard National Vessel Documentation Center
information and forms for vessel documentation

U.S. Coast Guard Office of Marine Safety and Environmental Protection
Documents of general interest.

U.S. Coast Guard Port State Information Exchange
Access to vessel compliance histories

U.S. DOT News and Press Releases
News, press releases, fact sheets from all DOT agencies and selected speeches given by Secretary of Transportation.

U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
The home page includes links to pages on airports, air traffic services, commercial space regulation, and the Office of System Safety.

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission
The "FMC," text of decisions under "Public Information" and other resources.

U.S. Gov't Printing Office
Official forms and several search engines for government information.

U.S. International Trade Commission/U.S. Court of International Trade
Monthly calendar, status of investigations, U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule, trade-related law journal articles and trade-related sites.

U.S. Maritime Administration
Congressional and industry news, publications and annual reports, customer service standards, Title XI application status, MARlinespike Bulletin Board.

US Office of Foreign Assets Control
Enforcement office for trade sanctions and embargoes against other countries

USDA Handbooks
USDA cargo inspection handbooks

World Wide Threats to Shipping
Site of Office of Naval Intelligence, lists piracy and maritime crime information world-wide


Maritime and Other Transportation Resources

American President Lines
Daily status of international shipments, rate lookups, trace bills of lading, job information.

Barber International
Ship management division of Norwegian shipowner, Wilh. Wilhelmsen Ltd A/S, founded in 1861.

The Baltic and International Maritime Council

Cargo Letter Home Page
An archive of Interpool's newsletter for freight forwarders, NVOCC's, consolidators, surveyors, customs brokers and underwriters

Circle International/The Harper Group
Has waybill tracking service, a Newsletter, shipping advice, etc.

CSX Transporatation
Provides a variety of rail, container-shipping, intermodal, trucking, barging, contract logistics and related services worldwide.

Dart Maritime,Inc.
Includes information on their tariff automation software.

A massive set of links to maritime resources.

FedEx Home Page
General information on shipping via FedEx and their very popular package tracking page.

The Grain and Feed Trade Association

Gulf & Atlantic Maritime Services, Transportation and Shipping Links
This U.S. shipping agency provides links to transportation, shipping, and maritime resources. One of the earliest maritime sites.

How To Select A Freight Forwarder
From the Michigan Small Business Development Center.

International Association of Classification Societies.

International Maritime Organization ("IMO")
Information about IMO, a UN agency, and its activities.

IPX - Interpool
Has company business and financial information and their popular Cargo Letter newsletter.

Iran Business Resources
General Information, Businesses, Exhibits and Publications including several Iranian maritime and trade links.

Journal of Commerce Links
Provides an extensive set of maritime links

Lloyd's List
Website for Lloyd's List, daily shipping newspaper.

Maher Terminals, Inc.
Multi-user container terminal operator.

Marine Transport Corporation
U.S. based supplier of marine transportation services. Website incudes MTC's fleet, history, contact info and glossary of martime terms.

Maritime History Virtual Archives
A huge database of historical information including letters, biographies, societies, museums, rigging and shipbuilding

NSnet - Maritime Industry's Chart to News, Information and Services
News; the maritime industry; shipyards; vendors and suppliers; professional organizations; design agencies; standards and classification societies; banking, finance and insurance; education, research, and legal resources; and government and regulatory bodies. One of the nets largest marine sites.

Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL)
An award winning site with cargo tracking, booking requests, sailing schedules, cargo cutoffs, EDI services, customs requirements, career opportunites and currency exchange information.

Pacific Maritime
An interesting site with information for members of the merchant marine including hiring, training and newsletters.

Seaports of the Americas
This site is maintained by Compass North America, the publisher of American Association of Port Authorities's Directory. It has links to port websites in North and South America and to the AAPA.

Ships Home Page
Historic and some recent ships from the The Maritime History Virtual Archives.

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Directory of members, index of publications. Much of this site is restricted to Society members.

Tetley's maritime & admiralty law
Prof. William Tetley of the Faculty of Law of McGill University has a website
with extensive resources and links in maritime and admiralty law.

The Mariner's All-In-One Page
An interesting and eclectic set of maritime links from the Mass. Maritime Academy

The US Coast Guard Maritime Links
This site provides links to a myriad of naval and maritime related web sites.

The World Wide Web Virtual Library on Naval and Maritime Related Issues
A comprehensive set of links to associations, government organizations, mailing lists, periodicals, usenet groups, and more.

United Kingdom SeaNet
A huge subscription-based site with a trade directory, trading area, links to associations, weather reports, tanker and route information, transaction databases and world time. Much of the site is free.

World Time
Local time around the world and local holidays.

World Trader II
International Trade as seen from a New Hampshire, USA viewpoint.


Maritime and Other Transportation Resources

Case Notes by David Martin-Clark
Notes on recent cases of interest from maritime jurisdictions around the world, edited by David Martin-Clark. Healy & Baillie contributes notes to this site.

Law Journal Extra
Admiralty section.

Admiralty and Maritime Law Guide
The Admiralty and Maritime Law Guide includes over 1,500 annotated links to admiralty law resources on the Internet and a growing database of admiralty case digests, opinions and international maritime conventions.

Law of the Sea Page of the Council on Ocean Law
Links and texts of international agreements, including analysis and summaries.

Legal Information Institute (LII) of Cornell University - Maritime Law
The LII has extensive legal information including a large section on maritime law.

Maltese and International Connections
A comprehensive site for Maltese and international law including trade, maritime, European Union, etc.

Maritime Cabotage Task Force - Jones Act
The Maritime Cabotage Task Force (MCTF) is a coalition of companies to preserve cabotage laws, (the Jones Act), which governs shipment of goods between U.S. domestic ports.

Shipping and Transport Newsletter
Newsletters provided by law firms around the world. The firm provides newsletters on US shipping law.


P&I and Insurance Resources

American Club


British Marine Mutual

Charterers Club

Dex Hull Syndicate
A very informative site by the new hull syndicate formed by Thomas Miller, Swiss Re and Chartwell.

Dutch P&I Club
Dutch P&I Club Website


International Underwriting Association.

Japan Club


London P& I Club
The London Steamship Owners' Mutual Assurance Association.

Marine Insurance Megasite
Resources and links on marine insurance.

North of England P&I Club

Northern Shipowners Defence Club (NORDISK)
Defence Association's Website

Shipowners Marine Mutual


Steamship Mutual

The Standard Club

The Swedish Club

Through Transport Club
Information about the Through Transport Club.

UK P&I Club
Information about the UK P&I Club with related links.

West of England

Water Quality Insurance Syndicate


Search Engines & Miscellaneous

A keyword search engine that is usually very fast.

Bankruptcy Data
A source of information about companies in bankruptcy in the US.

Nautical Charts published by U.S. NOAA on-line.

Contains safety-related information on ships including names of owners, managers, class society, P&I club and port state control data.

Infoseek Guide
A keyword search engine that also includes searches by concept.

Librarian's Index to the Internet
Searchable, annotated directory of internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries.
A guide to over 250 search engines and link compiliations.

The exact time

A good place to start if you know the company name or want all listings in an industry.


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United Kingdom

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