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Shipping & Transport

February 07 2018
Godofredo Mendes Vianna New resolution regulates offshore and port support, cabotage and deep-sea navigation

Brazil - Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

The National Agency for Waterway Transportation recently published Normative Resolution 18, regulating the rights and duties of users, intermediary agents and companies operating in offshore and port support, cabotage and deep-sea navigation and establishing administrative infractions. The normative has ultimately introduced innovations into this field – for example, regarding the regulation of intermediary agents and refusals to provide maritime transport services.

Authors: Godofredo Mendes Vianna, Juliana Pizzolato Furtado Senna
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Vasileios Psyrras Renewal of civil liability certificates

Cyprus - Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The Department of Merchant Shipping recently issued a reminder to registered owners, bareboat charterers, managers and representatives of Cyprus-flagged ships regarding the renewal of civil liability certificates. The expiry date for most existing certificates is February 20 2018 and there has been an unprecedented delay in the submission of renewal applications. The department therefore urges parties that require a renewal to apply without further delay.

Author: Vasileios Psyrras
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Jesper Windahl Court examines whether liability for damage to cargo can be limited to $500 per package

Denmark - WSCO Advokatpartnerselskab

A recent Maritime and Commercial Court case concerned liability for damage to a container transported from Denmark to the United States. The bill of lading included a network liability clause which limited liability to $500 per package when damage or loss occurred during sea carriage or where the damage occurred could not be localised. The court found that the damages had been caused during the land transport leg in the United States and therefore the carrier's liability could not be limited.

Authors: Jesper Windahl, Rósing Rasmussen
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Ngozi Medani Laytime and demurrage in wet cargo trade

Nigeria - Akabogu & Associates

While delay can be expensive for a shipowner which suffers loss where a charterer delays the loading and discharge operation, a charterer should not be made to pay demurrage for such delay where it can be proven that it was not at fault. It is imperative to ensure that, before executing the contract of carriage, both parties are clear on the laytime and clauses regarding where a charterer is relieved of its obligation to pay demurrage.

Author: Ngozi Medani
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Recent updates

Vasileios Psyrras Amendments to training, certification and watchkeeping standards enter into force

Cyprus - Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

Author: Vasileios Psyrras
Todd G Crawford Fifth Circuit throws Davis & Sons test for maritime contracts overboard

USA - Fowler Rodriguez

Author: Todd G Crawford
Matti Komonen Supreme Court dismisses fairway dues claims

Finland - HPP Attorneys Ltd

Author: Matti Komonen
Steffen Maelicke Insolvency of sea carrier: consequences for shippers and forwarders

Germany - Dabelstein & Passehl

Øyvind Axe Progressive title transfer versus refund guarantees

International - Wikborg Rein

Authors: Øyvind Axe, Morten Eide
Court rules in Silver Moon time charterparty case

Malaysia - Shearn Delamore & Co

Author: Rajasingam Gothandapani
Tessa Mentink Yacht damage dispute clarifies product liability implications under EU directive

Netherlands - AKD NV

Authors: Tessa Mentink, Robert Hoepel
Chris Grieveson Owners' lien on cargo

United Kingdom - Wikborg Rein

Authors: Chris Grieveson, Julia Skisaker