Myton Law advises on container services deal

Myton Law advises on container services deal

Myton Law has advised Samskip Multimodal on a new agreement with Associated British Ports (ABP) for container services at the 30-acre Hull Container Terminal, Queen Elizabeth Dock.

This new agreement confirms Samskip’s appointment of ABP to provide terminal services for Samskip’s Rotterdam to Hull sailings, which operate five days a week, and follows ABP’s takeover of the Hull Container Terminal from a previous port operator last year.

Myton Law’s team included shipping lawyer John Habergham (pictured, left) and commercial and real estate lawyer Chris Thornes (pictured, right).

“Myton Law’s shipping, logistics, commercial and real estate law capabilities combine well to provide clients with comprehensive legal advice relating to ports and terminals,” said Habergham. “We are very pleased to have worked with Samskip again to assist in finalising this agreement, which is of significant value.”

Hull is a key element of Samskip’s provision of pan-European combined transport services via shortsea, road, rail and inland waterway routes.

Using its own equipment ranging from vessels to containers, Rotterdam-headquartered Samskip offers door-to-door, quay-to-quay and feeder services through dedicated customer service teams and a network of local offices and agents throughout Europe.

Cargoes shipped include high-profile brands in food and beverage, chemicals, paper, construction materials, electronics and other consumer goods.

Frank de Lint, manager of claims and legal at Samskip, said Myton Law’s work in previous cases for the logistics company has been “to our satisfaction”.

“We were therefore happy that Myton was able to assist us with this important agreement,” he explained. “The service of Myton Law and Chris in particular in respect of this terminal agreement was very useful for Samskip.”

“With a hands-on attitude and practical advice Chris assisted us in determining our position under English law. Myton Law’s advice was used in the negotiations with ABP, resulting in an agreement that is in the interest of both ABP and Samskip and will define the relationship in the coming years. We enjoyed working together and will certainly use the services of Myton Law again.”

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