General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Jesus Ezequiel Martínez Marín

Trimester: Second term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Carlos Escribano Muñoz

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Spanish


Specific skills
  • Establish maritime and logistics business projects that allow the creation of new companies or the improvement of existing ones, adopting innovative and creative ideas

  • Show knowledge of the organization of maritime, land, air and multimodal transport, customs management and international trade in order to manage and / or contract transport


TRANSPORT LAW and its impact on the entire logistics chain.

Learning outcomes

With respect to the day-to-day professional work for which the students are preparing, to know the rights and duties inherent in transport, to be able to comply with them with the maximum guarantees of legal security.


Regarding infrequent conflicts, having sufficient general knowledge to focus on the conflict, minimize its effects, obtain evidence to prove what happened and identify those responsible.


Regarding frequent conflicts, have an immediate and effective response capacity.

Working methodology

Theoretical sessions: Master class, supported by presentations (pps) and anecdotes from real professional experiences. It is about transmitting in oral classes and using journalistic language (which avoids the need for effort to capture and remember the message) the subject knowledge. The pps presentations help reproduce the oral message in writing, and its consultation via Moodle platform or similar

Guided learning: Study of cases, from a of sentences that transmit not only the Law, but its practical application.

Autonomous learning: Reading of legal texts and jurisprudence, Non-face-to-face tutoring. Preparation and development of a practical case.


Topic 1.

Transport and administrative regulation. Transport policy in the European Union.


  1. Transport as a regulated activity. Administrative permissions required for the activity.
  2. Transport Policy in the European Union.
  3. Infrastructures and operators. Its legal regime.
  4. Transport administrative police: Generic documentation required for transport.
  5. Criminal risks. The compliance Smuggling and confiscation. The requirements in anti-drug operations. Illegal human trafficking.
  6. The regulations on competition and transport. Prices. General hiring conditions.
  7. Transport and Customs.



Topic 2.

Legal regime of internal transport: Law of the Contract for the Land Transport of Goods, LOTT, ROTT; development standards.


  1. Arrangement of land transport: Administrative and commercial aspects.
  2. Definition of actors.
  3. Obligations: Authorizations and administrative training.
  4. Transport documentation. Sanctioning regime




Topic 3.

International transport. Scope of application.


  1. Intra-Community transport of goods. Characteristics and regulation.
  2. Extra-Community transport of goods: the TIR booklet regime: Characteristics and regulations.
  3. The CMR Convention.
  4. The COTIF Convention.
  5. The Montreal Convention.


Topic 4.

Land transport of goods by road.


  1. Land transport of goods by road. Heavy and light vehicles.
  2. Transport of dangerous and special goods. The ADR Agreement. The RID Convention
  3. Urgent transport.
  4. Transport Arbitration Boards: arbitration functions and other functions.
  5. Transport auxiliary activities: freight transport operators.


Topic 5.

Rail transport of goods


  1. The contract for the transport of goods by rail: The international transport of goods by rail.
  2. The combined transport of goods by rail.


Topic 6.

Air transport

  1. Legal regulation of national, community and international air transport.
  2. The air transport contract.


Topic 7.

Multimodal transport.


  1. Legal regulation.
  2. Distinction of related figures: multimodal, intermodal and combined transport.


Topic 8.

Transport and security.


  1. Introduction: general elements; transport contract and insurance contract.
  2. Damage insurance on goods.
  3. Carrier's civil liability insurance contract.

Learning activities

The materials that will be provided to the students, via Moodle:

  1. Legal texts.
  2. sentences
  3. Presentations pdf

Evaluation system

Continuous assessment and mandatory final exam:

Attendance at theory classes: minimum 80% of the sessions (1 point) or minimum 90% of the sessions (2 points).

Applied and active participation in the development and resolution of the practical case (Up to 3 points)

Compulsory final exam. (To consider it passed and to be able to increase the overall grade with the continuous evaluation systems, it will require passing with a minimum grade of 5)

In case of failure in the final exam, you will have to take a new recovery exam, which - to pass it - will again require a minimum grade of 5, and without losing the points obtained by the systems continuous assessment)



The materials that will be provided to the students, via Moodle:

Legal texts.


Presentations pdf


Manual of Transport Law

To say. Fernando Martínez Sanz; Coord. Achim Puetz.

ISBN: 9788497687928

Publisher: Marcial Pons, Legal and Social Editions

Date of issue: 2010

European law and road transport

Author: Unai Belintxon Martín

ISBN: 978-84-9098-047-7

Publisher: Aranzadi

Date of issue: 12/05/2015

Collection: Estudios Aranzadi

Land transport by road: its legal regulation in Labor Law


ISBN: 978-84-9098-934-0

Publisher: Aranzadi

Date of issue: 26/02/2016

Collection: Estudios Aranzadi