In December 2017, the Ministerial Council has approved the preliminary draft of the upcoming new Belgian Maritime Code, which will include both private and public maritime and inland navigation law.
The Belgian Maritime Code will be a new codification of all maritime and inland navigation law applicable in Belgium, in which process modernisation will be key.
Concerning the private law, the Navigation Code will replace the current Book II of the Belgian Code of Commerce. Furthermore, the upcoming act shall provide a codification and actualisation of the different acts and rules which are now regulating the public maritime and inland navigation law.
The Belgian Council of State now has to issue the preliminary advise of the draft Code.
If you want more information / advice on the upcoming Belgian Maritime Code, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.