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Before choosing courseHM200V Legislation Issues in Logistics 7.5 creditsAdministrate About course
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* Retrieved from Course syllabus HM200V (Spring 2014–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

1) The rights and the administrations of justice: The character of the legal system. The different sources of rights. The judiciary and arbitration.
2) Raising and judging of contracts in relation to the trade agreement – NSAB 2000.
3) The legal aspects of contract is dealt with on a domestic and international point of view including terms of delivery (Incoterms 2000), breach of contract, cash on delivery, cash against documents, letter of credit, and general average.
4) Law of damages and law of torts.
5) Problems arising when there are more than two parties involved, Third-Party Providers.
6) The different law of different transport – sea, railway, road, and aviation – and multi-modal transport and successive carriage is thoroughly examined.
7) Cargo and liability insurance is carefully treated.
8) The rules concerning which legal provision to be used in each case is dealt with.
9) The logistics in the future – which are the problems.

Intended learning outcomes

The purpose of this course is to give knowledge regarding the legal problems arising from buyer and seller of transport and logistic service. During the course the students will go through basic topics as judicial systems, agreements, sales contracts, and terms of delivery according to Incoterms. Furthermore laws and standard-form contract regarding transportation (both domestic and international, and logistics are thoroughly examined. Subjects such as Third-Party Logistics Providers, Cross-docking, are also being dealt with.

After passing this course the students are able to solve simple legal problems, have the knowledge to judge when to contact a legal advisor, and also to understand more difficult legal discussions within the extent of this course.

Course Disposition

  • The course consists of lectures, practice, project work, and written examination.
  • The course is concentrated in a number of full days
  • The course is given in Swedish

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

  • University studies of at least 120 credits (Swedish hp)
  • Swedish B and English A or equivalent
  • HM107V The Logistic Process or equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

Basic logistics or equivalent


Access to computer and the Internet.


Ramberg, Ramberg: Avtalsrätten, en introduktion; Norstedts, senaste upplagan.
Stöth: Transport- och logistikrätt; Industrilitteratur, senaste upplagan.
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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • PRO1 - Project, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

  • Passed project work
  • Passed written examination

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web HM200V

Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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