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Ports and Marinas

Ports and marinas require rules and regulations to keep them running well. Vessels need to be protected, staff cared for and treated fairly, buildings maintained and byelaws and regulations stuck to. And that’s just the start.

With such a diverse range of challenges it’s essential to stay on top of it all. Our team at Lester Aldridge does just that and has built a knowledge base that allows us to advise on a whole range of issues including:

  • Drafting and implementation of Harbour Revision Orders, General Directions and Harbour bye-laws
  • Planning and shore side property issues
  • Enforcement of harbour bye-laws and Merchant Shipping Regulations
  • Contracts for the sale or purchase of harbour tugs, pilot cutters, patrol vessels
  • Recovery of harbour dues, mooring fees and payment for other services rendered by the harbour authority
  • Disposal of abandoned vessels
  • Claims for personal injuries sustained on harbour premises of by harbour employees
  • Health and safety issues
  • Employment contracts and disputes
  • Insurance claims
  • Repair and refit contracts
  • Towage contracts and salvage claims
  • Berthing and boat storage contracts

We can offer expert advice, talk through any issues that might be concerning you or answer any question you might have regarding any of the above and more.

Latest News & Blogs

Demurrage
Aug
2018

A recent judgment handed down by the Commercial Court in London, has raised an interesting question over a Banks exposure to claims, when they become the holder of an original bill of lading.

Cargo liens
Jul
2018

On the face of it, the right of a freight forwarder to exercise a lien for unpaid bills should be a relatively simple affair. Unfortunately, the complexities of modern supply chains can often throw up challenging situations, in which those rights need to be carefully weighed up, before deciding whether to exercise a lien over goods.

Misdelivery claims
Jul
2018

In a hotly contested battle between the owners of an oil product tanker and cargo owners, the English court has recently expressed its view on what time bar should apply to a misdelivery claim, where that cargo has been carried under a bill of lading, which incorporates the Hague Rules.

Apportionment of liability under the Inter-Club Agreement
Jun
2018

In a recent appeal from an arbitration decision, the English Court was asked to consider the apportionment of liability, under the Inter-Club Agreemen­­t, in respect of a cargo claim arising from the handling of cargo.

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