Transport - Shipping - International Trade

Ports and Terminals

Interlegal is always engaged in cooperation with foreign investors. For over 10 years we have been cooperating with MTBS, the leading European consultant in the port industry. For that period, we have rendered services to port operators, public and private terminals, international consortiums, dredging and engineering companies. Our lawyers know very well specifications of each Ukrainian sea terminal and most of the Black Sea terminals.

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What we do in Ports and Terminals

Opening account and registration of a non-resident company or holding structure at any offshore/onshore jurisdiction or in Ukraine;
  • Support of private cargo terminal and logistic complex design and construction: greenfield, lease, concession, joint venture;

  • Drafting handling contracts, Terms and Conditions, port codes of customs, port regulations, other draft contracts;

  • Due diligence: legal, commercial, technical, marketing and environmental

  • Assistance in machinery and equipment purchase, temporary import;

  • Structuring investment project and attracting foreign financing;

  • Market analysis and technical research;

  • Choosing the most suitable form of public-private partnership;

  • Drafting feasibility studies, investment plans, tender documentation, port code of customs and port regulations;

  • Consulting upon the following issues:

    • Transport lands and water fund lands;
    • Freight forwarder and terminal liability;
    • Cargo storage & risks;
    • Cargo insurance; freight forwarder carrier and terminal liability insurance;
    • Vessel and cargo detention in the Black Sea ports and terminals.

Interlegal lawyers are active members of special international associations in the seaport industry.

Please read our articles about seaport practice. We have them written for many years – probably you will find below answers to the issues of concern for your business. Otherwise, you may contact our experts for assistance in your business.

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    Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Vladyslav Kryklii has held a meeting focused on realisation of the passenger complex concession.more
  • Transport, Shipping & Port News Bulletin by Interlegal02.03.21 02.03.21
    Grain price trends and surplus of grain hoppersmore
  • Transport, Shipping & Port Bulletin by Interlegal03.02.21 03.02.21
    Ukrainian Law on Inland Water Transport Finally in Force President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has signed the Law on Inland Water Transport passed by the Parliament on 03 December 2020.more
  • Ukrainian Ports, Shipping and Transport News Bulletin December 202011.01.21 11.01.21
    Ukrainian Ports, Shipping and Transport News Bulletin December 2020more
  • November Transport, Shipping & Port News04.12.20 04.12.20
    November Transport, Shipping & Port News You Don't Want to Missmore
  • October Transport, Shipping & Port News04.11.20 04.11.20
    Regular Interlegal bulletin dedicated to shipping and transport of Ukraine as well. We hope this would both expand our view and enrich your knowledge, to our mutual benefit.more
  • Old Father Dnieper Waiting for His Ships08.06.20 08.06.20
    The draft Law on Inland Water Transport (IWT) of Ukraine was decided to be developed as early as in 2014 pursuant to a corresponding clause in Agreement on Coalition of parliamentary fractions ‘European Ukraine’ – and it was only logical if looking at the volumes of cargo carried by that IWT.more
  • US and EU sanctions for vessel passing the Kerch Strait07.05.20 07.05.20
    Based on our practice for the recent years, we decided to draft a review upon standard issue being studied for many times, namely: EU and US sanctions imposed on Russia due to the latter’s aggression against Ukraine, but we have considered it in view of impact of such sanctions on the shipping companies’ interests.more
  • Port-Landlord Pattern for Ukraine: to Become Real Lord of Land17.04.20 17.04.20
    Ukraine as a littoral state commanding most of the Black Sea north coast along with the Azov Sea north occupies a strategic position between Europe and Asia, while also boasting a much more extended shoreline than the neighbouring EU’s Romania, thus being a vital transit area for both continents.more
  • Annotation on amendments to Turkish port regulations13.11.19 13.11.19
    Some major amendments on Turkish Port Regulation took place in the Official Gazette dated 24th September, 2019. By this article, we would like to draw attention of viewers to the important points of amendments.more

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