The final Law Update of 2022 is here, and it’s packed full of articles. The double edition features two focus areas, first is a spotlight on Energy and Resources and second we feature a collection of articles on Transport and Logistics. The developments occurring in these sectors in the MENA region are unprecedented and our lawyers cover vast themes for you.
The Energy and Resources focus features topics such as diversifying energy resources, solar PV, mining in the Middle East, renewable energy and green hydrogen. From a transport perspective, we draw attention to the Bahrain metro project, discuss the challenges and remedies associated with the repossession of an aircraft, and there is advice on what to consider should a party vary the terms of a shipping contract.
This edition navigates you through updates from across jurisdictions such as, Oman, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Qatar, and the UAE. Each article is timely and provides insights into legal issues and cases that are affecting these sectors across the region.Read the full edition
On 13 February 2020, Port of Fujairah issued a ‘Notice to Mariner No. 272’ notifying marine agents, ship owners and oil terminal users that with immediate effect, oil tankers, LPG, LNG and gas carriers calling at Port of Fujairah and offshore anchorage, must all hold insurance certificates issued by one of the 13 International Group of P&I Clubs.
The implications for vessels entered with P&I insurers outside of the IG could be considerable, and owners and their insurers should be mindful of the risk of breaching charterparties, off-hire events or non-recoverable demurrage, or even missing bunkering commitments.
Fortunately, the Port of Fujairah declared that vessels that were already at outer-port anchorage before 13 February 2020 will be exempted from the new requirements. As of today’s date, it is unclear whether the Port of Fujairah will consider granting further specific-exemptions. We are aware that negotiations between some vessel owners, their insurers and the port, are still ongoing.