Shipping & Transport updates

Denmark

Contributed by WSCO Advokatpartnerselskab
Court rules that parking of goods trailer on lit roadside constitutes gross negligence
  • Denmark
  • 27 January 2021

The Maritime and Commercial Court recently determined whether a Danish carrier was liable for the theft of €172,000 worth of toys which had been stolen from a subcarrier's trailer while it was parked at night. In its decision, the court considered whether the parking spot complied with the safety arrangements set out in the transport agreement.


International

Navigating floating LNG projects – hints and tips for owners
Wikborg Rein
  • International
  • 27 January 2021

Often the procurement of a floating asset will be on a public or private competitive procurement basis and vessel owners will be asked to compete with others in the market. This article explores some of the key issues facing vessel owners when bidding for and negotiating floating liquefied natural gas projects, whether for floating liquefaction or floating storage and regasification units.


Malaysia

Contributed by Shearn Delamore & Co
Can interveners apply to set aside a warrant of arrest of a vessel on non-traditional grounds?
  • Malaysia
  • 27 January 2021

In a recent case, the Admiralty Court considered whether, in an admiralty action, an intervener (ie, a party other than the proper defendant) can apply to set aside a warrant of arrest of a vessel on non-traditional grounds. The court's decision shows that it has the inherent power to lift, discontinue or set aside a warrant of arrest on account of the arresting party's failure to comply with an order of the court.


Norway

Contributed by Wikborg Rein
Withdrawal of wreck removal order following consideration of proportionality
  • Norway
  • 27 January 2021

In a recent administrative appeal decision, the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) Head Office reversed the wreck removal order issued by the NCA Emergency Response Centre in respect of a cargo ship which sank in northern Norway in 2017. The decision confirms that the pollution authorities will consider the proportionality of the measures ordered when exercising their administrative discretion.


USA

Contributed by Wilson Elser
Anticipating NTSB investigations – how best to prepare
  • USA
  • 27 January 2021

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigates aviation, railroad, highway, marine and pipeline accidents to determine their probable cause and issues safety recommendations to reduce the risk of future accidents. This article provides companies with an overview of how they can best prepare for NTSB investigations into transport accidents.