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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 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.

Concession Pilot Project Public Stevedoring Companies Olvia and Kherson Concession Pilot Project: how it came, how it did and what is now.

 

What we do for you:

  • Opening account and registration of 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 sea port industry.

Please read our articles about sea port 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.

 

 

  • Law on Privatization: what about sea ports?02.02.18 02.02.18

    On January 18, 2018, the Supreme Council of Ukraine adopted the Law of Ukraine “On state and public property privatization”. Which changes will sea ports and port terminals face?more
  • Port dues in the framework of court proceedings28.12.17 28.12.17

    Port dues differ in various countries and even in various ports of the same country, mainly for historical reasons. Port dues nature and amount depends mainly on certain demands of countries, regions, cities and ports themselves.more
  • How much does the port service market cost? Calculation attempt No. 118.10.17 18.10.17

    The Ukrainian sea port service market for a long time existed as state-owned monopoly with state-owned enterprises prevailing, since port privatization either did not occur or was too restricted (as compared to many other economic sectors). First elements of market economy were private agencies, freight forwarding or stevedoring companies established in early 1990s.more
  • Mandatory insurance policy for vessels calling at Turkish ports20.09.17 20.09.17

    According to the current regulations, since 2011 all vessels over 300 GT calling at Turkish ports or other facilities in Turkish waters, as well as Turkish flagged vessels, must have valid P&I insurance policy which covers risks and liabilities up to the limitation level stipulated in the Convention on limitation of liability for maritime claims 1976, and 1996 Protocol amending that Convention.more
  • Lease, concession and privatization of ports in Ukraine23.06.17 23.06.17

    2016 year is coming to the end, while disputes concerning deadlock recovery of investments at the Ukrainian sea ports still continue. One say, no privatization, only lease or concession. The others contest any types of privatization of sea port property and activity. There are so many opinions that it is impossible to list all of them.more
  • Lease, concession and privatization of ports in Ukraine25.11.16 25.11.16

    2016 year is coming to the end, while disputes concerning deadlock recovery of investments at the Ukrainian sea ports still continue. One say, no privatization, only lease or concession. The others contest any types of privatization of sea port property and activity.more
  • Port privatization as strategic goal is a must16.08.16 16.08.16

    To choose the correct investor, first stage is determination of the investment scope. For this purpose, an inquiry on description of the company, its business activity, corporate structure and beneficiaries should be filed. It is also recommended to study financial reports for the last three years regarding the company’s liquidity and solvencymore
  • Sanctions & liability for Calling at Crimean ports: update - August 201517.09.15 17.09.15

    On 27 March 2014, the UN General Assembly adopted the Resolution “On Ukraine’s Territorial Integrity” calling on Member States, international organisations and agencies not to recognise any change in the status of the Crimea and the City of Sevastopol.more
  • Sanctions & liability for Calling at Crimean ports: update17.07.15 17.07.15

    It is an internationally established fact that in March 2014 Russian Federation unlawfully annexed Crimea. On 27.03.2014, UN General Assembly adopted the Resolution “On Ukraine’s Territorial Integrity”, calling on States, international organizations and agencies not to recognize any change in the status of Crimea or the City of Sevastopol...more
  • CRIMEA AND MARITIME SECTOR: STORY TO BE CONTINUED12.05.14 12.05.14

    On March 27, 2014 the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution 68/262, in which called upon all States, international organizations and specialized agencies not to recognize any alteration of the status of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol and to refrain from any action or dealing that might be interpreted as recognizing any such altered status.more

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