Nordic countries and China are major shipping areas among the world. The rise of their demand in international sea transportation has been one of the main forces driving the expansion of the international seaborne trade. With the birth of the United Nations Convention on Contract for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea (the Rotterdam Rules), the attitudes of the Nordic countries and China towards this new Convention have attracted wide attention as they may influence its possible future and ratification process. This book gives a comparative study of the Nordic Maritime Codes, Chinese Maritime Code and Rotterdam Rules. It especially studies their provisions concerning carrier's mandatory obligations and liabilities as these legal issues are crucial for the shipping industry, export and import industry and even banks financing such transactions. This book should be useful for researchers working in comparative law study, international transport law or maritime law filed, for businessmen who are running cargo tranport businesses between Nordic countries and China, and for lawyers or other professionals who may need to resolve problems arising from this field.