Maritime, Aviation and Transportation
Miller|Conway has extensive experience in the maritime, aviation and transportation sector, practicing in the areas of commercial, contractual and personal injury. Our matters regularly involve cargo and passenger transportation, towage, dredging, intermodal transport, terminals and marine construction requiring an understanding of maritime commerce, maritime regulation, and antitrust regulation. Maritime activity in the United States often requires compliance with federal laws governing cabotage (Jones Act, Towing and Salvage Statute, Dredging Statute and Passenger Vessel Services Act) and citizenship.
Miller|Conway has experience advising clients as to compliance with these requirements in the context of new business formation, charters, injuries and ship financing. In the liner sector, intermodalism has become a frequent accompanying element of maritime transport. Miller| Conway has advised clients on intermodal contracts with inland vendors such as railroads, truckers, and freight forwarders. We also have experience with equipment leases, depot and container yard agreements. Knowledge of all of the above is critical to effective counsel on liability implications of intermodal carriage.