Hiring of private security services made easier for Spanish vessels potentially affected by piracy
To date security firms were required to be authorized in Spain, so in practice it was virtually impossible to embark security personnel on Spanish flagged vessels.
Transport and Shipping Newsletter - December 2022
Spain: Bill for the General State Budget Law for 2023 introduces a new tax benefit: the Reserve for Investments in the Balearic Islands (RIB)
The RIB consists of a reduction to the taxable amount for the tax concerned, in respect of the portion of the taxable person's income obtained from economic activities, including amounts obtained from transfers of assets used in them, which is used to record a reserve to undertake certain types of investments in the Balearic Islands.
Ukrainian seafarers temporarily to be considered EU nationals
This new measure in support of Ukrainian sailors is added to that extending the temporary employment contracts and temporary residence and work permits (for employed work) of Ukrainian seafarers registered on Spanish vessels.
Spain: New steps in the process for approval of the Sustainable Mobility Bill
The goal is to reduce greenhouse gases and pollutant emissions in transport.
Start of the alternative dispute resolution mechanism for the protection of air transport users
Passengers will be able to access a faster and free alternative to resolve possible disputes with airlines.
Transport and Shipping Newsletter - June 2022
New developments for sustainability of road haulage
Drivers are forbidden to engage in loading and unloading of goods and a carriage charge review clause is introduced due to variation in fuel prices.
In what cases can boats allocated to nautical chartering be used privately?
Various pieces of legislation and also rulings of the Directorate General of Taxes clarify the effects of the use by the owner of the boat for private purposes.
Preliminary Draft of the Sustainable Mobility Law proposes a new model of mobility and transport
The new regulation treats it as a social right and introduces important new features ranging from the creation of a kind of sandbox for the development of mobility projects to the amendment of the Workers’ Statute to promote sustainable work-related travel.