Category Archives: Maritime + Transport Law

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

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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Sydney, Nova Scotia, eyed for Deepwater Container Port

According to a Monday Dec. 12th press release,  Sydney Harbour Investment Partners (SHIP)  has come to an agreement with Ports America for the promotion and development of a proposed deepwater marine container facility in Sydney, NS, to be known as Novaporte. In … Continue reading

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‘Never E Nuff’ Issues in Cross-Border Mortgage Enforcement

Facts: The plaintiff, a US bank, had lent an American individual (McMahon) USD$146,390 for the purchase of the  “Never E Nuff” , a 38-foot pleasure craft, and had registered the mortgage with the US Coast Guard in 2007. In 2008 … Continue reading

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Hanjin Bankruptcy: What Forwarders need to Know

On 2 September 2016 Hanjin Line declared bankruptcy and a Receiver has been appointed under Korean law. The sudden collapse of one of the major global steamship lines has sent shockwaves through the supply chain as the Receivers, Hanjin’s partners, … Continue reading

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Can Maritime Lien be Extended by Contract?

Ref: In re: World Imports Ltd. et al. 15-1498 (3d Cir. April 20, 2016) In this recent decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the NVOC claimed a contractual lien over goods in transit for all debts … Continue reading

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July 1st SOLAS implementation – practical or patchwork?

Following the loss of the MSC Napoli, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) – of which 171 nations are Members – approved changes to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) which will require, as of 1 July 2016, that … Continue reading

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Government of Canada Tables Transportation Act Review

In June 2014 the Government of Canada commissioned a review of the Canada Transportation Act and related legislation, with the goal of looking forward 20-30 years and identifying priorities for action in the transportation sector that will support Canada’s economic … Continue reading

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Opening of the 2016 St. Lawrence Seaway Navigation Season

The opening of the 2016 navigation season is scheduled to take place on the following dates and times: Welland Canal: March 21, 2016 – 0800 hours (D.S.T.) Montreal / Lake Ontario Section: March 23, 2016 – 0800 hours (D.S.T.) Vessel … Continue reading

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