COVID-19 transport and travel risks insights
Kennedys experts explore how COVID-19 is impacting on transport and travel.
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The aviation sector has been one of the most affected sectors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, suffering the biggest crisis in its history. Nevertheless, with the assistance of government measures and industry guidance, it seems that its slow recovery has started.
Historically, difficulties in proving a causal link between air pollution and poor health have kept at bay pollution related claims and governments’ accountability. However, this may be about to change.
US Commission issues interpretive rule on demurrage and detention charges – possible relief for shippers
On April 28, 2020, the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued an interpretive rule on demurrage and detention charges under the Shipping Act 1984.
Our latest thinking into the insurance impacts arising from the ongoing crisis is offered against England entering Phase 3 of its recovery plan, with large parts of the economy opening for socially distanced service for the first time since early March.
Our latest thinking into the insurance impacts arising from the ongoing crisis is offered against the Office for National Statistics having confirmed that the UK economy shrank by 20.4% in April, the largest monthly contraction on record.
The COVID-19 situation has already left many containers locked up in ports and at warehouses and these goods can attract considerable charges and liabilities.
As consumer demand diminishes and global economies are predicted to hit record recessions, demand for goods and for raw materials has seen a corresponding collapse.
Dubai aviation partner Nick Humphrey discusses the current measures being taken by airlines to control costs, including payment deferrals from lessors and the prospect of flying with a face mask when operations re-activate.
Exploring defences available to UK tour operators over pre-departure cancellations following the COVID-19 outbreak
The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 make clear there is a requirement for tour operators to make a refund if they cannot provide the holiday the customer booked. However, it was clearly never the intention to cover such wide-scale interruption as we have seen since the COVID-19 outbreak.
The European Commission has issued a proposal to amend Regulation (EC) N° 1008/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules for the operation of air services in the community.