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Shipping & Transport

01 April 2020
Francisco Venetucci Transport restrictions introduced due to coronavirus outbreak

Argentina - Venetucci & Asociados

Further to a National Cabinet meeting on 16 March 2020, a new regulation was introduced which prohibits entry into Argentina by sea, air or land for 15 calendar days by non-resident foreign nationals; this timeframe may be extended or lifted by the government as deemed appropriate. Given the uncertainty about the duration of these measures, it remains to be seen what effect they will have on the maritime industry.

Author: Francisco Venetucci
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Godofredo Mendes Vianna ANP publishes consultation notice on third-party access to waterway terminals

Brazil - Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

The National Petroleum Agency recently published a consultation notice to gather additional information and contributions from the market regarding its draft ordinance on the regulation of non-discriminatory access by interested third parties to waterway terminals (existing or to be built) for the handling of oil, its derivatives and biofuels. The consultation period is 60 days from the date of publication.

Authors: Godofredo Mendes Vianna, Paulo Fernandes
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Ricardo Rozas COVID-19 crisis and changes to cargo delivery procedures

Chile - JJR Abogados

In the context of the current COVID-19 crisis, Customs recently issued Resolution 1179/20, which implements transitory modes for the treatment of various customs procedures and the ways of presenting documents associated therewith to facilitate foreign trade transactions. Among these transitory measures, Customs has authorised electronic exchanges and amendments to bills of lading. However, customs agents must now obtain the original bill of lading from its issuer and keep it in its importation file.

Author: Ricardo Rozas
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Adrian Attard Effect of COVID-19 on Maltese shipping industry

Malta - Fenech & Fenech Advocates

Faced with the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, many EU states are increasingly adopting stringent measures to ensure that the spread of COVID-19 is, to the extent possible, contained. Malta is no exception in this regard, with most sectors having been affected to some extent. The local shipping industry has also been hit with several restrictions in recent weeks.

Author: Adrian Attard
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Cyprus - Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

Authors: Costas Stamatiou, Vasileios Psyrras
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Netherlands - AKD

Author: Barbara Wilbrink
Baptiste Weijburg IMO 2020's new sulphur emissions cap introduced

International - Wikborg Rein

Authors: Baptiste Weijburg, Matthew Dow, Alexander Wintervold
Stefanie Landauer Liability in Germany under EU Ship Recycling Regulation

Germany - Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

Authors: Stefanie Landauer, Marco G Remiorz
Jonathan Goldfarb High Court decision offers guidance on interpreting guarantees

United Kingdom - Wikborg Rein

Authors: Jonathan Goldfarb, Alexandra Eriksen
Jesper Windahl Temperature deviation and gross negligence under CMR

Denmark - WSCO Advokatpartnerselskab

Author: Jesper Windahl