Ports and shipping

DELACOUR advises ship owning companies, freight forwarders, shipping line agents, stevedores, shipyards, etc. on legal issues within shipping and sea transport. Over a number of years, we have built up in-depth knowledge of the business and its players and have wide competences and experience in advising on shipping, sea transport and related areas. 

We advise on the Merchant Shipping Act and international conventions and assist our clients with value-based advice and safeguarding of their interests in disputes - in or out of court. 

DELACOUR's advisory services include:

  • Purchase and sale of ships
  • Registration of rights over ships
  • Attachment of ships
  • Collision and other loss
  • Salvaging
  • Chartering and charter parties
  • Formation of transport agreements and issue of transport documents
  • Transport and goods insurance
  • Stevedoring
  • Agency


DELACOUR has a long tradition for advising Danish ports, and today, we are market leading as advisors to commercial ports and marinas. 

Our qualified lawyers provide advice about all port matters, including:

  • Collection of tax on goods and ships
  • Attachment of ships
  • Disposal of abandoned ships or wrecks
  • Formation of terminal agreements
  • Development of port areas for dwellings and/or business
  • Lease of port areas

DELACOUR earns high recognition in leading international publications. You can read the mention of DELACOUR in Legal 500 and Chamber's Global.