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Shipping & Transport

17 July 2019
Godofredo Mendes Vianna Appellate court rules that subrogated insurers assume same rights and limitations as assureds

Brazil - Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

A recent Sao Paulo State Appellate Court case concerned a carriage of goods by sea from Port Everglades (United States) to the port of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). The court's decision sets an important precedent in recognising that subrogation cannot be used to reinstate a right that no longer applies where a rights holder fails to observe a legal requirement. Therefore, subrogated insurers assume the same rights and limitations as assureds.

Authors: Godofredo Mendes Vianna, Rodrigo Cotta
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Eleanor Midwinter The bunker balance – owners consider liquefied natural gas in advance of 2020

International - Wikborg Rein

Using liquefied natural gas (LNG) rather than fuel oil is one of a range of options available to owners seeking to comply with the International Maritime Organisation's 2020 regulations. Given that shipbrokers have long predicted the emergence of a two-tier shipping market with 'greener' ships commanding a premium over older, less eco-friendly vessels, what is the future for LNG bunkering and what challenges does it present?

Authors: Eleanor Midwinter, Ina Lutchmiah
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