Transport & Shipping

05-26-2021
The Supreme Court has endorsed the bringing of direct action by the carrier against the main shipper, even if a court insolvency order has been issued on the intermediary that contracted it. In this judgment, delivered on March 3, 2021, the court reiterated the case law on direct action by the actual carrier against the shipper and the participants in the subcontracting chain.
05-26-2021
Determining the causes of the accident will make it clear who can claim from whom, where, what procedure to use, and the applicable law. Parallel claims are foreseeable including possible action for recovery from the various insurance companies involved. Currently, the ship and its cargo are under arrest.
12-14-2020
The Markets and Competition Commission has taken into consideration the parties’ intention for the forthcoming approval of a new framework agreement on employment in the stevedore dockworkers’ sector to observe the requirements laid down in the legislation for liberalization of the sector and the maintenance of effective competition.
12-14-2020
The preliminary bills amending Maritime Shipping Law 14/2014 (LNM) and the Revised State Ports and Merchant Shipping Law (TRLPEMM) are currently at the public consultation stage. However, the government has not yet forwarded the specific articles of those preliminary bills or formally released them for consultation. Although information on the areas in which they seek to make amendments has been provided to employer and employee representatives in the shipping and port industries and interested parties generally.

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