Document Type : Original Article


Attorney at Law. U.S. Department of State Alumni. International Visitor Leadership (IVLP).



Port Law requires a specialized study due to the different actors, regimes and contractual terms involved in the maritime business related to the dynamics of the vessel, its cargo and the modalities of exploitation of a vessel, which necessarily require rigorous distinction and must be individualized considering the safety of the dock for embarking, disembarking and environmental challenges, among others. The study of port law is concerned with its institutions that are not found in other disciplines, so it should not be seen only from the perspective of the public-administrative sphere because the associated activities imply an integral knowledge of international trade. The essence of port law is interdisciplinary, considering that it brings together elements that cover the public state service and its control of the development of private commercial activities involving navigation, cargo and freight.


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