International Law Office – 2nd Chapter

The International Law Office has published the Second Chapter of a series of publications by SAN SIMÓN & DUCH and dedicated to the most noteworthy issues of the new Spanish Shipping Law.

This update outlines the key contracts governed by the law:

Shipbuilding contracts

Maritime liens and other warranty rights

Contracts for the use of vessels

Carriage of cargo by sea

Passage contracts

Ship management contracts

Pilotage 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.