Dubai issues new Decision on Transparency of Local Sea Container Charges in Dubai

In its continuous endeavours to promote best commercial practices and fair competition in the maritime sector of the Emirate of Dubai and to increase transparency and accountability in relation to the application of Sea Container…

The Curious Case of Causation

‘FULL AHEAD’ ordered the Master on the Bridge, and so the fully laden good old bulk carrier, which has weathered many a storm in its more than two decades at sea, complemented by a seasoned…

Dissolution of EMAC and its effects on the business community

On September 14 2021, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, issued Decree No. 34 of 2021 (“Decree”) regarding the Dubai International Arbitration…

Is it going to be the end of abandoned vessels in UAE waters?

Recently, we have witnessed the massive development in the UAE maritime industry; the UAE has acceded to two major international conventions, namely the 1996 Protocol on Limitation of Liability ("LLMC") and the 2001 International Convention…

8 Things to know about the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage in the UAE

The UAE recently approved the accession to the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001 (the 'Bunker Convention'), which has entered into force in the territory of the UAE on 23rd…

Fichte & Co Partners are now appointed as Special Agents of the Liberian Maritime Authority

Fichte & Co, a leading UAE based lawfirm, is delighted to announce that Jasmin Fichte, its Managing Partner, and Alessandro Tricoli, its Partner and Head of Shipping Department, have been appointed as Special Agents of the…

Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims (LLMC) Convention and Applicability in the UAE: 10 Things to Know

Introduction The UAE has recently ratified the 1996 Protocol to the 1976 Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims (LLMC) and this protocol will enter into force on the 23rd of May 2021. What…

Right of Arrest Under UAE Law for Unpaid Bunker Suppliers

Time charterers and demise charterers are usually responsible for supplying the chartered vessel with bunker supplies for the term of the charterparty. Bunker supplies are often supplied on credit terms with a delayed term for…

6 Frequently Asked Questions – COVID19 and Shipping Industry

Introduction The World Trade Organization has projected that “world trade is expected to fall by between 13% and 32% in 2020” due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as it has increased globally causing massive disruptions on…

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