Shipping & Transport Bulletin
We return to a topic of great interest in this period: the updating of pilotage tariffs. A recent ruling by the Council of State established the inadmissibility “for initial lack of interest” of the appeal filed by the Association of Shipping Agents and Shipbrokers of the Veneto Region to challenge the increase in the above-mentioned tariffs decided in 2016.
We consider the last three latest evaluation criteria for the application/renewal for maritime concessions pursuant to Article 18 of Italian Law 84/94 issued by the Italian Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport by the Circular published on the Italian Official Gazette on 5 February 2018.
Let’s continue our analysis of the Regulation (EU) 2017/352, with particular reference to the issue connected with the faculty, recognized in favor of the management bodies of the ports, to limit the number of providers of port services in the ports under their jurisdiction.
The crisis in the shipping sector has involved non-profitability of shipping loans for banks. The limited access to financial resources has forced shipowners and other shipping operators to turn to new financing structures. One of them, certainly the most widely used in 2018, is so-called “sale and lease back”.
On 17 December 2018 the Italian Ministry of Environment and for the Protection of Land and Sea approved the “Guidelines for the drafting of Energy-Environmental Planning Documents of Port Systems – DEASP”. Let’s learn more about this document.
After illustrating, in the previous issue of our newsletter, the impact of Regulation (EU) 679/2016 (the “GDPR”) on the Italian system, it is now appropriate to highlight that, at the same time as the GDPR, also the Directives (EU) 2016/680 and 2016/681 were issued for personal data protection purposes.
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.