Maritime Code of the People's Republic of China

Updated : 2016-04-14

(Adopted at the 28th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Seventh National People's Congress on November 7, 1992 and promulgated by Order No.64 of the President of the People's Republic of China on November 7, 1992)


Chapter I General Provisions

Chapter II Ships

Section 1 Ownership of Ships

Section 2 Mortgage of Ships

Section 3 Maritime Liens

Chapter III Crew

Section 1 Basic Principles

Section 2 The Master

Chapter IV Contract of Carriage of Goods by Sea

Section 1 Basic Principles

Section 2 Carrier's Responsibilities

Section 3 Shipper's Responsibilities

Section 4 Transport Documents

Section 5 Delivery of Goods

Section 6 Cancellation of Contract

Section 7 Special Provisions Regarding Voyage Charter Party

Section 8 Special Provisions Regarding Multimodal Transport Contract

Chapter V Contract of Carriage of Passengers by Sea

Chapter VI Charter Parties

Section 1 Basic Principles

Section 2 Time Charter Party

Section 3 Bareboat Charter Party

Chapter VII Contract of Sea Towage

Chapter VIII Collision of Ships

Chapter IX Salvage at Sea

Chapter X General Average

Chapter XI Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims

Chapter XII Contract of Marine Insurance

Section 1 Basic Principles

Section 2 Conclusion, Termination and Assignment of Contract

Section 3 Obligations of the Insured

Section 4 Liability of the Insurer

Section 5 Loss of and Damage to the Subject Matter Insured and Abandonment

Section 6 Payment of Indemnity

Chapter XIII Limitation of Time

Chapter XIV Application of Law in Relation to Foreign-related Matters

Chapter XV Supplementary Provisions

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