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08 July 2020
Juliana Pizzolato Furtado Senna ANP amends rule for maritime transport of oil exports

Brazil - Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

The National Petroleum Agency recently published a resolution regulating the bulk transportation of oil and its derivatives, natural gas and biofuels by water, including deep-sea navigation, cabotage and maritime, port and inland support. According to the new resolution, waterway transportation for export purposes must be carried out by Brazilian companies.

Authors: Juliana Pizzolato Furtado Senna, Paulo Fernandes
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Rajasingam Gothandapani Discharging cargo from ships that are under arrest

Malaysia - Shearn Delamore & Co

Malaysian law permits the discharge of cargo on board a ship that is under arrest when the cargo itself is not. The discharge of the cargo will be at the expense of the intervener that asserts its rights over the cargo – namely, the cargo interest. Applications of this nature are usually filed and heard on an urgent basis by way of a certificate of urgency.

Author: Rajasingam Gothandapani
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Annemieke Spijker Court rules that 'fear of loss' does not constitute damage under CMR

Netherlands - AKD

Under the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR), carriers are liable for the total or partial loss of goods or damage to goods that occurs between the carrier taking charge of the goods and delivery. The Court of Amsterdam recently held that the word 'damage' in the relevant sections of the CMR presumes substantial physical change to the state of the goods and ruled out, in this case, that a broken seal on a container represented damage.

Author: Annemieke Spijker
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