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Shipping & Transport

12 August 2020
Øyvind Axe Shipyards' right of retention for non-payment

Norway - Wikborg Rein

Under the Maritime Code, a shipyard which constructs or repairs a ship may retain physical possession of that ship until it has been paid by the relevant shipowner. The right of retention for non-payment is one of the key weapons in the arsenal of shipyards and enables them to exert a significant amount of pressure on both shipowners and other creditors to require prompt payment as and when it is due.

Authors: Øyvind Axe, Morten Valen Eide, Andreas Slettevold
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Brian Del Gatto COVID-19: symptoms felt across trucking industry

USA - Wilson Elser

The true impact of the COVID-19 crisis on commercial transport has been felt from the onset of the pandemic; however, the gravity of that impact has manifested itself across borders and even on a local level. This article provides a general overview of the changes that have occurred in light of the recent health crisis and the continued efforts that the trucking industry is implementing to respond appropriately.

Authors: Brian Del Gatto, Dameon Cons
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