Following the latest measures adopted by the Italian Government to face the healthcare emergency raised by Covid 19, on 17 May 2020 the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport issued Guidelines related to land and sea transport, with the aim to impose specific health obligations in order to contain the spread of the infection. Among the various recipients of the aforementioned Guidelines there is also the sector of charter of yachts and pleasure vessels, in which it has been established the adoption of important and strict health provisions for the operators.
SLM continues to monitor the legislative measures taken by the Government in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
See in the attached update how the new measures affect the maritime transport of passengers and the safety measures to be taken in transport industry.
The Covid-19 epidemic has affected the world of transport and logistics with regard to the container demurrages and detentions costs due to the delayed return of the empty containers to the Line or to the prolonged storage of the stuffed containers on the port terminal areas extra the “free-time period”, as it results from the brief insight attached.
Force majeure clauses are one of the main legal issues emerged as a consequence of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic as it results from the brief analysis attached.
SLM continues to look at the impact of Covid-19 on the transport activities (see our previous article dated 14 April 2020) passing to the analysis of the contracts for the international carriage of goods by rail (CIM) in relation to the force majeure events .
Italy has implemented a set of rules to manage effectively the administration of justice during the COVID-19 emergency as it results from the article attached.
The Covid-19 epidemic has strongly affected the transport and cruise industry, and, in particular, the transport of passengers and the performance of package travel as it results from article attached.
SLM provides with a brief analysis of the impacts of the force majeure events in the international contracts governed by Italian law according to the EC Regulation (i.e. Regulation no. 593/2008 -Rome I).
SLM looks at the impact of Covid-19 on the transport activities by starting from the contracts for the international carriage of goods by road governed by CMR Convention in relation to the force majeure events.
The article attached aims provide the Italian companies with the guide lines to be adopted in order to grant the health and safety in the working place following the spread of Covid-19 with special focus on the transport and logistics industries.