December 2, 2016

Maritime Torts

Sometimes, offshore oil drillings go wrong. When that happens, the ensuing damages are covered by federal maritime law. These laws fall under maritime torts. The word […]
November 25, 2016

Maritime Insurance

For centuries, man has shipped goods from place to place overseas. At the same time, the shipment of goods by sea has always been subject to […]
November 20, 2016

Bill of Lading Basics

A key document in much of ocean shipping is a “bill of lading.” A bill of lading, or B/L, is a legal document between the shipper […]
November 11, 2016

Antitrust Issues

Commercial shipping by common carriers has a framework of government economic laws and regulations. This framework is important to both the ocean carriers and to shippers […]
November 4, 2016

When Bankruptcy and Maritime Law Intersect

The intersection of maritime law and bankruptcy law is complex. These two diametrically opposite ideologies make maritime bankruptcy challenging. Maritime law generally favors creditors to promote […]
October 28, 2016

Barebones Charter Considerations

Various financial institutions, including banks, usually own a vessel and lease it under a bareboat charter to an entity that operates the vessel. A bareboat charter, […]
October 21, 2016

Maritime Arbitration Clauses

Maritime law is a unique body of regulations that facilitate maritime commerce. One of the most efficient developments within this realm is maritime arbitration, which provides […]
October 14, 2016

Liability of a Carrier and Subcontractors

Shipping cargo across the ocean requires the participation of many parties. There are parties that load the cargo onto the ship at the starting port and […]
October 7, 2016

Maritime Cargo Disputes

  The shipping industry has become more and more important during the internet age. There are more and more independent sellers who sell products on Amazon […]
September 30, 2016

Limitation of Liability

Accidents happen. When it happens on the high seas, the law limits the liability of the shipowner to the post-casualty value of the vessel plus pending […]