Ports, Shipping & Maritime

Oman is looking to expand its ports sector on a prodigious scale. Oman is not only developing new ports, but is also expanding and developing its existing maritime facilities.

We have wide-ranging experience and knowledge in the field of shipping, and have assisted clients and rendered legal services related to various aspects of shipping work.

We provide a full range of legal services concerning, amongst other things, arrest of vessels, demurrage claims, cargo claims, owner’s liability, charter party disputes, marine insurance, regulation of ports, and environmental and other issues under international treaties.We also frequently act in matters involving the carriage of goods by road, and the liability of road and air carriers.

SASLO’s clientele in the maritime field includes owners, charterers, cargo owners and P&I Clubs.

Assistance in shipping matters frequently overlaps with company, commercial, insolvency, land law, and other general matters and, as a full-service law firm, SASLO is ideally placed to assist its clients in relation to the following:

  • maritime casualties
  • arrest of vessels
  • calculation of general average
  • marine insurance obligations and liability claims
  • charterparty disputes
  • acting for shipowners and charterers in cargo damage claims
  • port regulation
  • demurrage claims
  • international trade documents
  • ship finance
  • container terminal operations
  • road carriers
  • air carriers