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Transport and logistics

Without transport, everything grinds to a halt. With this widely publicised slogan of Transport & Logistiek Nederland in mind, our lawyers in the transport and logistics practice group advise and litigate on transport in all its modes and forms on a 24/7 basis.

Put simply, this not only means transport by sea, inland waters, air, road, rail and pipelines, it also covers related activities and fields such as freight forwarding, storage and transshipment, offshore and ship's agents, damage to cargo, non-consumer sale transactions and documentary credit, ship financing and foreclosure.

We act in maritime calamities, such as collisions, wreck removal, pollution and salvage, and are specialists in limitation of liability. We have among others acted for Owners in the high-profile cases of the EVER GIVEN and BALTIC ACE.

We advise financiers and companies on loan and security documentation, and have extensive expertise in enforcement, particularly of ships.

Extensive international (litigation) experience

Our team has extensive litigation and (international) arbitration experience, including UNUM, NAI, ICC, FENEX, UNCITRAL, LMAA and others.

Furthermore, we support our clients during negotiations. With the explicit intention of preventing litigation and maintaining commercial relations for the future.

Thanks to our litigation experience, we are aware of the bottlenecks and pitfalls you need to take into account when drawing up contracts. We work closely together with our contract law colleagues, whose daily work involves drafting and advising on commercial contracts and general terms and conditions. We are familiar with many of the standard contracts used in the transport sector, such as BIMCO and LMA.

Broad clientele

Our clients include national and international companies such as shipping companies, carriers, P&I clubs, insurers and brokers, terminal operators, freight forwarders, transport and transshipment companies, shipbrokers, offshore-, storage- and bunkering companies, ship managers, shipyards, banks and international trading companies.

Our clients also include industry associations such as the Rotterdam Terminal Operator's Association (VRTO), the Dutch Association of Tank Storage Companies (VOTOB) and the Dutch Association of Dredgers and Hydraulic Engineers (VvW).

Feel free to contact us now for an informal consultation

Our litigation specialists will be pleased to answer your questions. Together we will find the best possible solution and guide you on the right track.