CMA CGM sued under special US law on Cuban trade – Maersk, BBC and DSV hit by similar cases

CMA CGM is the latest transport company being taken to court in the US for violating an act concerning the ownership of assets prior to the Cuban revolution. Maersk, BBC Chartering and DSV Panalpina have previously been accused of violating the law.

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CMA CGM and the French carrier's subsidiary Ceva Logistics are being sued in the US after violating a special law known as the Helms-Burton Act concerning US citizens' ownership of assets in Cuba that were confiscated by the state during the Cuban revolution.

Specifically, CMA CGM is being sued by the Blanco Rosell family, which had secured a 70-year concession agreement for the Port of Mariel prior to the revolution, according to court documents obtained by ShippingWatch filed at the US District Court for the District of Southern Florida.

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