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Maritime and Transport Law Committee Publications

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From the Co-Chairs

Maritime and Transport Law Committee Co-Chairs Erik Linnarsson and Elinor Dautlich introduce October’s e-bulletin, and outline the Committee’s activities to take place at the Annual Conference in Rome.
The use of LNG as fuel under (time) charterparties

LNG is increasingly being used as fuel for ships, and this is likely to increase in the coming years. Under time charterparties, it is the charterer's responsibility to provide and pay for fuel. This article looks at issues arising under time charterparties for LNG powered vessels.
STS LNG in Brazilian jurisdictional waters: liability rules

This article analyses the possibility of the performance of STS LNG operations in Brazilian jurisdictional waters as an alternative to small regasification operations, with a focus on the general aspects of the liability regime applicable in case of environmental damage.
Restrictions regarding the transit of Liquefied Natural Gas through the Panama Canal

From October 2018, new rules will apply to LNG-carrying vessels that wish to use the Panama Canal. This article looks at how these changes will provide additional slots and flexibility for such vessels.
Bills of lading for LNG cargo – cargo quantities

This article looks at issues that have arisen with customs authorities as a result of the quantity of LNG cargo decreasing because of evaporation between the time of loading and the time of discharge.
The fallout from the OW Bunker Group collapse: Part II – the de-rivative law suits

In a recent decision, the Danish Western High Court decided law suits related to bankruptcy and the OWB Estate could not rely on section 242 of the Danish Administration of Justice Act for jurisdiction.
Special Economic Zones finally established by Italy

Italy recently created ‘free-trade zones’ within its harbour areas. The Special Economic Zones are designed to attract investors to the harbours of southern Italy and the logistic areas behind them and offer relevant benefits to investors.
OW Bunker round two: decisions from the United States Courts of Appeals

This article collects and summarises the recent decisions from the various Courts of Appeals of the United States concerning the potential for obtaining a maritime lien against a vessel supplied by affiliates of the OW Bunker group of companies and their subcontractors.
The rise of a new era in Swiss Recourse Law

By its decision of 7 May 2018 the Swiss Federal Court abandons its 64-year-old case law restricting the insurer’s possibilities to take recourse. The new case law confirms the insurers right to take recourse against third-parties liable for a damage based on any form of unlawful acts.
Pilotage services in Brazil

Pilotage services in Brazil are the most expensive in the world, representing a very heavy cost for shipping companies operating in the country. Regulation is essential – or it is essential for the pilotage market to be open to competition.
Shipwreck: what nobody wants

This article highlights the ambiguity in Nigerian marine insurance and admiralty laws on liability for wreck removal, in the light of judicial decisions from other jurisdictions, to proffer realistic solutions to maritime stakeholders in Nigeria.
Maritime and Transport Law Committee Update, June 2018

This issue contains a diverse range of articles from global jurisdictions. We have theme contributions from seven jurisdictions regarding pre-judgment attachment of assets for maritime claims, as well as feature articles on topics including an overview of the admiralty jurisdiction regime in Nigeria, new rules for the safe carriage of bauxite cargo and international commercial arbitration novelties.
Maritime and Transport Law Committee Update, October 2017

This issue contains a diverse range of articles from global jurisdictions, from enforcement of arbitral awards in Brazil to the implementation of FIDIC models for dredging in Ukraine. Committee members click here to login and download.
Maritime and Transport Law Committee Newsletter, May 2017

This issue contains a diverse range of articles from global jurisdictions, from insight into law and policy concerning navigational routes and MPAs in Sri Lanka, to knock-for-knock liability under German law. Committee members click here to login and download.
Maritime and Transport Law Committee Newsletter, September 2016

This edition contains news articles on legal developments in the maritime and transport industry from around the world, as well as an opportunity to 'meet' Committee Vice-Chair Richard Singleton. Committee members click here to login and download.
IBA Maritime and Transport Law News May 2016

The IBA Maritime and Transport Law Committee presents its mid-year newsletter, featuring articles on affordable dispute resolution, unjustified arrests of ships in Australia, EU regulations regarding the rights of passengers travelling by sea, the liberalisation of port control procedures in Ukraine, and the new icebreaking treaty between Finland and Russia.
IBA Maritime and Transport Law News September 2015

This edition of IBA Maritime and Transport Law News features articles written by lawyers from all over the globe and seven seas. The subjects include knock-for-knock, arrest procedures, dispute resolution, the new Recast Regulation and defused Italian torpedoes, the OW Bunker situation in Singapore, a proposed Swedish bareboat register, the new tough approach of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, observations on ‘interpleader’ in the UAE, treasure salvage and more.
The mirage of a wrongful vessel arrest claim in the UAE – Maritime and Transport Law newsletter article, May 2015

In this article, Raymond Kisswany explores the notion that it is impossible to claim for wrongful vessel arrest in the United Arab Emirates, based on the fact that there has not been a single case of wrongful ship arrest in the UAE.....
Maritime and Transport Law newsletter, May 2015

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Maritime and Transport Law newsletter, June 2014

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Maritime and Transport Law newsletter, September 2013

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Maritime and Transport Law newsletter, May 2013

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Maritime and Transport Law newsletter, August 2012

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Maritime and Transport Law newsletter, May 2012

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Maritime and Transport Law newsletter, September 2011

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Maritime and Transport Law newsletter, May 2009

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