Franco & Abogados Asociados | Colombia | 15 Sep 2021
A new maritime law that includes changes relevant to registering ships under the Colombian flag was recently issued. Although the new law has not resolved all of the key issues at hand, it has addressed some of the day-to-day issues, which will at least make it simpler for those that need to register a vessel in Colombia.
KaiRong Law Firm | China | 15 Sep 2021
During the past 18 months, the Chinese government has made great efforts to protect its people and it has rolled out a series of regulations and guidelines to prevent the transmission of covid-19 via imported sources brought in by transport such as international shipping vessels. In general, where there is an outbreak of an epidemic on a vessel or at a port, the government will take immediate......
Wikborg Rein | Global | 8 Sep 2021
The new ASBAGASVOY charter form is intended to be used for vessels transporting liquefied petroleum gas, anhydrous ammonia and chemical gases, an industry sector that has seen significant expansion. Its introduction serves to save time and reduce the risk of contractual disputes by reflecting industry commercial practice and setting out the necessary terms in a clear and concise way.
WSCO Advokatpartnerselskab | Denmark | 8 Sep 2021
In a recent case, the court established that an assignment relating to the performance of security checks, which must be carried out in accordance with public law rules, can be undertaken as a commercial service and as such must be delivered pursuant to the General Conditions of the Nordic Association of Freight Forwarders.
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein | Germany | 8 Sep 2021
If frozen goods are loaded after a random verification of the temperature by means of a thermometer and there are otherwise no indications that the measurements taken could be incorrect, there is no reason to further secure evidence of the handover temperature of the goods. However, it is also necessary for the carrier to prove that the cold chain was maintained, as was demonstrated by a......
Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados | Brazil | 1 Sep 2021
The Superior Court of Justice recently considered a charterer liable for damages suffered by a shipowner due to the arrest of the latter's vessel in Brazil as security for a claim based on an alleged breach of a charter agreement. As Brazil has not ratified any of the international ship arrest conventions, it can be challenging to construe the Brazilian jurisdiction for a ship arrest to......
Dardani Studio Legale | Italy | 1 Sep 2021
A ship's name is first and foremost an element of identification, but it can be much more – it has great business value. If properly supported and valorised, it creates an association with the other vessels of the owner's fleet, meaning that it can be readily identified as being owned or operated by a certain shipowner in the shipping market. Essentially, it can enhance the value of the......
Wikborg Rein | Norway | 1 Sep 2021
A Supreme Court decision has provided guidance on the importance of a buyer giving notice of defects in due time, as well as the significance of a builder reserving their rights before entering into discussions on the merits of those defects. Although the case in question concerned a road construction, the principles of the judgment were found to apply generally and therefore are relevant to......
Fenech & Fenech Advocates | Malta | 1 Sep 2021
The First Hall Civil Court recently delivered a judgment on a case that concerned a cement carrier colliding with a stationary fishing vessel while the latter was moored alongside "P Point" in the Grand Harbour. The Court found great difficulty in holding the plaintiff responsible for the incident when his vessel had been stationary. It stated that the general rule is that it is the......
WSCO Advokatpartnerselskab | Denmark | 1 Sep 2021
In a recent judgment a decision that a recourse claim made by a sea carrier against a Danish shipping line had become time barred was set aside. The court decided that the limitation period will begin to run only from the time when the carrier itself seeking recourse has paid compensation or where a lawsuit that is the basis for the claim has been filed against the carrier.