The Brazilian Government formally announced that Act No. 12,815/13 has reached its last step of Executive analysis and has been released by President Dilma Roussef.
The Brazilian National Agency for Waterway Transportation recently announced that terminals in the port of Santos, State of Sao Paulo, and ports in the State of Pará will be the first block of terminals to be put to bid in 2013 under the new Ports Law.
The Brazilian Government has just commenced the bidding process to award the concessions of Galeão and Confins international airports.
Despite its small geographical size Cyprus has developed into a major ship management centre attracting foreign ship owners and ship management companies through the highly favourable tax provisions available to them on the island as well as many other non fiscal advantages offered to this sector.
Depending on the circumstances of a particular transaction, the legal construction of PDPs can vary.
Мальта выгодно расположена на пересечении нескольких важных морских путей.
Malta ligger strategiskt som en knutpunkt för många viktiga handelsfarleder.
Malta si trova in una posizione strategica, al crocevia di importanti rotte navali. Inoltre, poiché la bandiera maltese è una bandiera di convenienza e di scelta, il Registro Navale maltese è oggi uno dei più estesi e rinomati al mondo.
On 4 January 2013, the Decision No. 01/12 dated 1 January 2013 ratifying the Executive Regulations on the Activity of Contractors of Sea Goods Transport was published in the Saudi official gazette, Umm Al-Qura.
A failure by the charterers to pay the hire equates to a breach of a condition, allowing the termination of the charter.
In White Rosebay Shipping SA v Hong Kong Chain Glory Shipping Ltd  EWHC 1335, Owners appealed against an arbitration decision stating that they were unable to claim damages from Charterers in respect of the latter’s renunciation of the charter.
A report on the High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill and examines why the Government has brought this bill forward and what is, and is not but might have been, in it.
Charterers faced cargo claims arising from the contamination of containerised cargo with fuel oil. Charterers settled these claims and claimed an indemnity from Owners under the time charter between them.
Maritime Partner Chris Nolan participated in this panel at the ABA TIPS Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee meeting titled "Admiralty Practice in the 21st Century: Maritime Government Lawyers and Private Practitioners".
The Environmental Protection Agency recently published its formal Notice of Final Permit Issuance in the Federal Register announcing that the Vessel General Permit currently in force, will be replaced by a Phase II VGP Regime.
We are halfway through Fiscal Year 2013 and some of the budget details and spending plans for federal maritime agencies are still unresolved.
On April 16, 2013, Nancy Sutley, Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality, and John Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Co-Chairs of the President's National Ocean Council, released the Administration's action plan for implementing the National Ocean Policy established under E.O. 13547
In response to the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Congress enacted the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.
Since 2008, the shipping market has been badly affected by a decreased demand for shipping, largely due to the global financial crisis.
On May 31, 2013, the United States Federal Maritime Commission issued a wide-ranging proposed rulemaking significantly affecting the licensing.