Shipping Legislation (SL)
Earth has 71% of its surface covered by water. The need to move men and material has become paramount as the landmasses on which human beings live and conduct lay islanded. The need to cross these huge bodies of water for trade, commerce and greener avenues of development necessitated ships. The process of human civilization has been largely attributed to the advancements in shipping. Today, shipping is the backbone of global economy. Man now covers greater distances in shorter period thus shrinking the world to a small village. With the emergence of globalization countries have come closer and international trade has flourished.