Legal & Insurance

  • Christina Howard

    Getting started - Evaluating a port project investment

    2020-02-18T13:18:00+00:00

    In this first of three articles focused on port sector investments, Watson Farley & Williams LLP, details the most important initial considerations.

  • Dover is one of many UK ports that will have to adhere to the new Cyber Directive. Credit: hawkflight1066

    Cyber legislation makes demands of ports

    2018-04-30T09:24:00+01:00

    HFW’s Matthew Gore examines the implications of new virtual security regulations

  • Stacking up: value-add, such as warehousing services are becoming more popular at ports. Credit: Port of Turku

    Added value, added risk

    2017-10-09T15:07:00+01:00

    Ports looking to add value must consider the insurance risks. Felicity Landon reports

  • Towline: member states can decide whether they want the regulations to apply to pilotage. Credit: Gadjo Niglo

    The new rulebook

    2017-05-05T09:10:00+01:00

    Felicity Landon examines the potential impact of the introduction of the EU’s Port Services Regulation

  • Port Services Regulation is ‘ill-conceived’, says ports chief

    2017-04-10T10:00:00+01:00

    The Port Services Regulation (PSR) is “ill conceived, barely thought through and a one stroke brush approach across Europe to impose what they call transparency and regulations to make ports more competitive”, PD Ports’ chief executive Frans Calje told Port Strategy, adding that the reality is, however, “that one size ...

  • EU’s port legislation enters into force

    2017-03-27T17:29:00+01:00

    The European Union’s Port Services Regulation has now entered into force and EU member states will be required to implement the legislation within two years.

  • Infancy: automated and semi-automated facilities still have to build up a risk profile. Credit: ADPC

    Robotic risks

    2016-10-03T09:43:00+01:00

    Don''t hope for insurance savings through automation... at least not straight away explains Alex Hughes

  • Safety first: port operators have a number of basic legal duties to ensure health and safety at ports. Credit: APMT

    Balancing risks

    2016-08-03T09:55:00+01:00

    Privatised or not, port operators are exposed to a complex and changing range of risks, finds Lara Shingles

  • Huge losses: The Port of Busan suffered as a result of Typhoon Maemi

    Planning for the unexpected

    2016-07-18T10:09:00+01:00

    Global insurance and risk management expert, Marsh has warned port and terminal operators to get prepared for low probability, high impact ‘black swan’ events.

  • Damaging: ICTSI believes that the ILWU’s strategy is "to the detriment of the entire region". Credit: ICTSI

    Setting precedents

    2016-04-15T10:35:00+01:00

    ICTSI''s Portland woes are a test for the US West and East Coasts, says Martin Rushmere

  • Toppled: ports may face claims for personal injury some time after the actual accident

    Take cover

    2015-10-10T20:46:00+01:00

    The Tianjin disaster is a timely reminder for ports to check their insurance liabilities, explains Dave MacIntyre

  • Tianjin ‘wake up’ call for insurers

    2015-09-16T17:21:00+01:00

    Following the blast at Tianjin early last month, the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) is warning that large cargo losses are having a significant impact on the marine insurance sector and this recent incident should serve as a “wake-up call to all cargo insurers”.

  • Drill time: Milford Haven takes its oil responsibilities seriously

    Letter of the law

    2015-05-29T16:44:00+01:00

    Without constant monitoring, ever-evolving laws can catch ports on the hop, finds John Bensalhia

  • Photo: KacperKowalski.pl/Port of Gdansk Authority SA

    TT Club warning to Baltic ports

    2015-03-23T14:57:00+00:00

    TT Club is warning Baltic port and terminal operators against reputational damage that it says can be a consequence of uninsured incidents from “avoidable risks”.

  • Murky waters: port and terminal operators cannot purchase cover for criminal environmental fines under UK law. Credit: USCG

    Taking the penalty

    2014-08-29T11:18:00+01:00

    HFW''s Ben Atkinson explains why insurance cover for environmental fines cannot cover every eventuality