Shipping and Transport Bulletin October – November 2018
In this issue:
It appears that the idea (based on the principles of equality and non-discrimination of potential maritime State concessionaires) that an outgoing concessionaire should be compensated by the incoming concessionaire is beginning to take hold. Let’s analyse this issue.
Port pilotage has been given a big deal of attention with a view to meeting the general need to constantly foster market competition. Let’s see the measures which could be adopted to continue along the path of enhancing the service efficiency in the spirit of competition, bearing in mind that “the market does not wait”.
Let’s continue our analysis of the Regulation (EU) 2017/352 which establishes “a framework for the provision of port services and common rules on financial transparency of ports”, examining the general principles on financial transparency and port infrastructure charges.
Let’s continue to analyse, one-by-one, the new parameters laid down by the Italian Ministry of Infrastructures and Transports, that the Italian Port System Authorities must consider when comparing applications for the renewal and/or issuance of maritime concessions pursuant to Article 18 of Law No. 84/94. In particular, in this issue we will analyse the second criterion set out by the Italian Ministry of Infrastructures and Transports, concerning the nature and relevance of the infrastructure and superstructure investment proposed by an applicant.
The Court of Genoa has ruled on an accident caused by the sudden detachment of a boarding gangway fastened to the deck of a cruise ship to allow passengers to board. Harbour Station, Port Authority, gangway manufacturer and master of the ship: who will be the responsible?
We want to thank our colleagues at Nctm Brussels’s office for their contributions highlighting the most significant actions taken by EU institutions in the international shipping and trade sector.
You will also find a list of our events taking place at our Milan and Rome offices, in addition to the usual update on our firm’s activities over the past two months.