Category Archives: Maritime + Transport Law

Admiralty, Maritime, and Transport Law news selected by Toronto Transportation Lawyer Gavin Magrath

Unions Serve Canadian Pacific with Strike Notice

18 April 2o18 – Two unions representing Canadian Pacific Railway workers – the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – served the railway with a 72-hour strike notice today, meaning workers will go on strike starting 21 April if … Continue reading

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Gavin Magrath quoted re Churchill MB and Omnitrax

Gavin Magrath has recently been quoted several times in articles discussing the ongoing commercial disputes between Omnitrax LLC, owner of the Hudson’s Bay Rail line to Churchill, MB, and the Federal Government as well as at least to consortia of … Continue reading

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CBSA Delays e-Manifest Implementation

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) published Customs Notice 17-15 yesterday, which delays the mandatory implementation date for the e-Manifest program indefinitely. This expected announcement replaces Notice 16-23, under which e-Manifest would have been mandatory for all filings beginning 1 … Continue reading

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Canada lifts Sanctions vs Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that Canada is repealing its sanctions against Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia under the United Nations Act. Pursuant to United Nations Security Council resolutions 2283 (Côte d’Ivoire) and 2288 (Liberia), and based on … Continue reading

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Interim Rules Concern Canadian Drone Operators

While anticipated regulations have not yet been published, the Minister has provided an Interim Order restricting the flight of recreational drones in Canada. Continue reading

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Purolator Stops Accepting Packages as Strike Looms

Purolator Courier announced today that it will not be accepting packages for delivery until further notice. The courier service will attempt to deliver all the packages currently in its pipeline. The move comes on the heels of a 72-hour strike … Continue reading

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Dual Nationals Cautioned on US Travel

Executive Order banning entry to US for Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, causes confusion, litigation; risk for dual-citizens. Continue reading

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Yang Min, Hyundai Marine receive Bailouts

On January 25th the Government of the Republic of Korea announced a bailout package worth approximately USD$660 million for Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. Ltd., just two months after Taiwan announced $1.9 billion for its struggling carriers Evergreen and Yang Min. Continue reading

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Compulsory Insurance for Vessels carrying Passengers

The Government of Canada has published amendments to the Marine Liability Act  which will bring into force a system of compulsory insurance for all vessels in Canada that carry passengers. The MLA contains a comprehensive liability regime for losses arising from the carriage … Continue reading

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CIFFA to Members: Stop Filing eHBL on Back-to-Back Shipments

CIFFA recommended in this morning’s e-Bulleting that forwarders should stop filing eHBL on back-to-back shipments,  to avoid the risk that the goods will be delivered up to a trucker prior to customs release: Members have advised that the terminals (for example, CN) update … Continue reading

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