On 20 May 2015, Tomotaka Fujita, chairman of the International Working Group on the Rotterdam Rules, published the Working Group's Report for the CMI Assembly 2015.
On 13 November 2014, BIMCO published its viewpoint on the Rotterdam Rules.
In 2012 Dr. Nikaki and Prof. Soyer published a comprehensive article in which they have reviewed the Rotterdam Rules in detail, taking into account current shipping practices and the nature of international trade as well as economic and legal considerations.
Recently the Comité Maritime International published an analysis by Prof. Berlingieri of two commentaries on the Rotterdam Rules, both published in 2010, The Rotterdam Rules 2008, edited by Dr. Von Ziegler, Prof. Schelin and Prof. Zunarelli, and "The Carriage of Goods by Sea under the Rotterdam Rules", edited by Prof. Thomas.
You can find the full analysis by Prof. Berlingieri by clicking here.
Jha "offers a comparative analysis of various conventions on Carriage of Goods by Sea in the context of evaluating the recent Rotterdam Rules.
The website Forwarderlaw.com asked the following question to its member law firms and received an answer from Mr Budgen ( Budgen & Co ):
There has been comment on the Articles to the effect that their effectiveness is based upon a prior contract, e.g. Bolero, and they do not give sufficient protection to third parties to whom the right of control is transferred. Do you have any views on these comments that suggest the Rules might not be satisfactory?
For Mr Budgen's answer please click on below link.
In 44 Texas International Law Journal 429 (2009), Sturley lists the advantages the Rotterdam Rules may offer for modernizing U.S. maritime law.
In (2010) 16 JML, Eftestöl-Wilhelmsson considers the Rotterdam Rules' solution of a 'mandatory modified network liability system' in light of the European Commission's attempt to establish a European regional instrument on multimodal carrier liability.