This update outlines the key contracts governed by the law:
Maritime liens and other warranty rights
Contracts for the use of vessels
Carriage of cargo by sea
Ship management contracts
Port handling contracts
As it is indicated by ILO, the new Shipping Law (14/2014), which took effect on September 24 2014, marks a milestone in Spanish maritime law. It has brought the domestic regime into line with international conventions and EU regulations, and makes Spain one of the few countries in the world where the vast majority of maritime law is governed by a single statute.