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Dr Rawindaran Nair

Dr Rawindaran Nair

Lecturer in Shipping Policy and International Transportation Law

Cardiff Business School

+44 (0)29 2087 5217
B01, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

Rawindaran Nair is a Lecturer in the Logistics and Operations Management Section of the Cardiff Business School.

His subjects are International Shipping Economics, International Shipping Policy specialising on International Laws on Jurisdiction, Safety and Security Policies, Maritime Transport Operations and International Trade and Sea Carriage Law under the postgraduate MSc International Transport and MSc Maritime Policy and Shipping Management programmes of the School.

He is presently the Director of the Fundamentals of Liner Shipping programme of the Lloyd's Maritime Academy, Visiting Fellow of the Maritime Institute of Malaysia, and as External Tutor in the Economics of Sea Transport Module of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, London. His research interest includes the economics, law and regulatory framework of the global shipping industry. This includes research in areas concerning maritime perspectives in the container liner shipping industry.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Wales)
  • Master in Law LLM (Legal Aspects of Marine Affairs)
  • Master of Science MSc (Maritime Studies) (Wales)
  • Bachelor of Economics (Honours) (Malaya)
  • Bachelor of Laws LLB (Honours) (London)
  • Certificate in Legal Practice (Malaya)
  • Diploma in Port and Shipping Administration (Distinction ) (UWIST)
  • Diploma in Social Science Research Methods (Wales)

Editorial work

Editorial board of the Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics.















Teaching commitments

  • International Trade and Sea Carriage Law
  • International Shipping Policy (Law on International Maritime Safety and Security)
  • Shipping Economics including Liner Shipping economics
  • International Transport Operations (Maritime)

Additional teaching

Admissions Tutor for

  • MSc Logistics and Operations Management
  • MSc Marine Policy
  • MSc International Transport

Editorial Board - Academic Journal since July 2012 to present

Member of Editorial Board: The Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics published by the Korean Association of Shipping and Logistics Inc. (ISSN 2092-5212)

Primary research interests

  • Competition economics and law in container shipping industry
  • International trade and sea transport laws including studies on transport documentation
  • Jurisdictional and Law of the Seas concerns in international maritime transport
  • Public law perspectives on safety and security in international shipping
  • Risks including piracy and terrorism threats in international maritime industry

PhD supervision research interests

  • Maritime economics and transport
  • International seaborne trade and transport law
  • Safety and security in maritime transport
  • Maritime accident and navigation analysis