Shipping & Maritime

NSDCO’s maritime and shipping practice has a long history of providing comprehensive litigation, insurance, regulatory, and transactional legal services to national and international clients. Our litigation work includes ship arrest, charterparty and commercial contract disputes, vessel collision and transportation casualties, carriage of goods and passengers, vessel and cargo loss/damage, marine insurance, personal injury matters, bodily injury claims, towage and salvage, ship design and repair, marine pollution, marine property disputes (debtor/creditor including bankruptcy), maritime regulatory matters.

Our commercial work includes drafting and advising on commercial contracts such as charterparties and towage agreements, marine mortgages, insurance policies, financings, and other transportation industry documents such as bills of lading, ship sale agreements, shipbuilding and repair contracts, and contracts of affreightment.  We also assist customers on additional maritime matters such as vessel ownership, registration, and imports, as well as legislative issues such as regulatory compliance.

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