Transportation Law


Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos has a wide experience in the field of transportation law. Its practice in transportation law is led by Mr. José Vicente Guzmán, who has worked not only in transportation law matters during 22 years, but also in maritime and ports law, aviation law, insurance law and arbitration.

The firm’s experience includes all the fields of transportation law, from licenses for companies of carriage, counseling in the negotiation of transportation contracts, structuring of transportation insurance coverages, structuring of transportation infrastructure projects and the handling of claims related to these matters.

The professional team in the transportation law practice of Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos participated in the drafting of the 2010 insurance cargo clauses of FASECOLDA, which was based on the ICC Institute Cargo Clauses elaborated by the International Underwriting Association of London in 2009.

In 2016, Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos’ practice in transportation law analyzed the transportation and logistics legislation and proposed to modify it, in the light of the Intermodal Transport Master Plan (Plan Maestro de Transporte Intermodal) drafted by the Ministry of Transportation in order to improve the logistic and transportation services in the benefit of the Colombian economy. It has also participated in feasibility studies of logistic platforms and other specialized logistic infrastructures.

Our lawyers have a thorough knowledge of the road, maritime, river, air, railway and multimodal transportation laws in Colombia. The firm provides legal assistance in the drafting of transportation contracts, transportation supply contracts and the compliance of the regulatory scheme of the road cargo transportation.

The following are the basic services provided by the transportation law practice of Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos:

  • Counseling for the conclusion of national and international carriage of goods contracts.
  • Counseling for the conclusion of cargo insurance and carrier’s liability insurance.
  • Carriage of goods claims.
  • Licenses for companies of carriage.
  • Counseling for importers and exporters in the drafting of international sales of goods agreements, especially in their relations with carriage and insurance contracts.

Aviation law

  • Counseling for the conclusion of sales, rent, leasing and freight forwarding contracts over airplanes.
  • Mortgages on airplanes.
  • Airplane registration in the National Aeronautical Registry (Registro Aeronáutico Nacional).
  • Advice for the operation of aeronautical infrastructure and national and foreign airplanes.
  • Operation permits for air transportation companies, corporate aviation and airport service companies. 
  • Aeronautic infrastructure concessions.
  • Aviation insurance.


  • Drummond Ltd.
  • Transport Services LLC
  • Cementos Argos S.A.
  • F.H. Bertling Logistics Ltd.
  • Magnum Logistics S.A.
  • ExxonMobil de Colombia S.A.
  • Sociedad Portuaria de Santa Marta S.A.
  • TT Club Mutual Insurance Association Ltd.
  • United Kingdom P&I Club Ltd.
  • Seguros Comerciales Bolívar S.A.
  • Ministerio de Transporte
  • Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional


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