Shipping and Transport Bulletin August – September 2020
In this issue:
On 17 July 2020, the so-called “Decreto Rilancio” was converted – with amendments – into Law. As far as our industry is concerned, the expectation for this conversion law has been marked – in particular – by a lively debate between port companies and shipowners on the subject of self-handling. Let’s analyze in what terms the law on self-handling has actually been modified and carry out some considerations on this subject.
Let’s return to the issue of the taxation of Port Authorities in European ports by considering what is happening in Spain.
The Supreme Court in Plenary Session has ruled again on the allocation of jurisdiction on administrative concessions, clarifying definitely this issue. Let’s consider this verdict.
The entry into force of the latest changes to the ILO Maritime Labour Convention is approaching. Let’s see the new provisions addressing issues related to the employment relationships of seafarers held in captivity (on or off a ship) as a result of acts of piracy or armed robbery against ships.
We return once again to the issue of the payment of the fee for the functioning of the Italian Transport Regulation Authority, examining – this time – the aviation field.
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 the usual update on our firm’s activities over the past two months.