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Shipping & Transport

20 March 2019
Godofredo Mendes Vianna Brazil takes first steps to comply with IMO's 2020 sulphur emissions cap

Brazil - Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

In 2016 the International Maritime Organisation approved a reduction of the maximum amount of sulphur that can be contained in ships' fuel oil by January 2020. The National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels recently initiated a public hearing to obtain feedback on its proposal to amend Resolution 52/2010 in order to comply with the new requirements. Some parties expressed concerns about the changes, mainly due to the increase in costs in an already difficult economic environment.

Authors: Godofredo Mendes Vianna, Livia Sancio
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Jesper Windahl Carrier subject to unlimited liability for theft of products from trailer

Denmark - WSCO Advokatpartnerselskab

A recent Maritime and Commercial Court ruling highlights that a carrier may be exposed to unlimited liability for loss resulting from a failure to adhere to a shipper's demands regarding special precautions, even when these demands do not follow from the parties overall cooperation agreement. The case concerned PS4 consoles which were stolen during transportation after the exporter failed to inform the carrier that the consignment was theft sensitive.

Author: Jesper Windahl
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Italy - Dardani Studio Legale

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