September 8, 2017

Ocean Shipping Reform Act

Like every industry, the maritime industry is strongly governed by antitrust laws. In theory, antitrust laws act to level the playing field and keep open competition […]
September 1, 2017

Capital Construction Funds

The United States Department of Transportation Maritime Administration, or MARAD, states on its website that “[t]he Capital Construction Fund (CCF) program was created to assist owners […]
August 25, 2017

Federal Ship Financing

Per the Merchant Marine Act, better known as the Jones Act, the United States government sought to increase the use of U.S. waterways and U.S. ports. […]
August 18, 2017

Maritime/Bankruptcy Clawbacks

United States Bankruptcy law is known as a debtor-friendly law wherein debtors can utilize bankruptcy to reorganize and emerge out of debt. It also allows debtors […]
August 11, 2017

Do I Need My Passport?

People plan fishing trips, whether it is summertime fly-fishing in Montana or ice fishing during the winter. People also plan deep sea fishing trips out in […]
August 3, 2017

Ship Mortgage

As the shipping sector continues to grow, more and more companies will offer shipping services. While large, established shipping companies may be able to buy large […]
July 26, 2017

Maritime Quirks

The law is full of quirks. Maritime law has its fair share of quirks, too. For instance, state laws ban gambling. Several years ago, Nevada and […]
July 21, 2017


If there is an accident at sea or if there is lost cargo, the injury victim or the cargo owner can sue for damages. Often times, […]
July 13, 2017

Banks and Lenders in the Maritime Business

The shipping sector is growing by leaps and bounds. This strong growth has been fueled, in large part, by the explosion of international trade. Countries continually […]
July 6, 2017

Letter of Credit

The internet made the world smaller in many ways. That is to say, the internet bridged societies and cultures that previously had little or no contact. […]