Contract of Carriage of Goods by Sea

Contract of Carriage of Goods by Sea



  •        Legal affairs concerning the contract of carriage of goods by sea is our most commonly dealt with routine business. This type of business involves forming a contract-based relationship between international maritime carriage and the domestic coastal carriage of goods, and includes multimodal transport relationships involving maritime segments. Based on the transport mode, it may include liner shipping, voyage chartering, time chartering, contracts of affreightment, etc. Our services in this area include non-litigation ongoing legal advisory services and temporary consultations. With a wealth of industry knowledge and practical experience, SLP lawyers often help clients design transport contracts and documents, such as leases and bills of lading, and provide clients with legal advice on the establishment of contractual relationships for transportation and the performance of contracts. We also act for a large number of clients, including ship owners, cargo owners, protection and indemnity clubs (P&I Clubs), insurance companies, non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCC), ship agents, freight forwarders, and others in handling disputes relating to contracts of carriage of goods by sea. The litigation, arbitration and mediation cases we take on include, but are not limited to, disputes relating to cargo loss and damage, delivery of goods without bills of leading, demurrage charges, delays in delivery, dead freight, goods on sale, dangerous goods and other disputes. We rank among the top in this field for the number of litigation cases we have dealt with in the Xiamen Maritime Court, and our results are widely acclaimed among our clients.

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