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Forwarderlaw + VEA: Law and Logistics: The Way Forward (12-13 Oct)

On behalf of the Forwarderlaw Network I want to extend my thanks and sincerest gratitude to the Antwerp Freight Forwarders’ Association “VEA”, for hosting our conference on “Law and Logistics: The Way Forward” on 12-13 October in Antwerp. The conference was … 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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Forwarderlaw.com April e-news Now Available

The April e-news from Forwarderlaw.com is now available. Forwarderlaw is the comprehensive free online resource for legal information for the international freight forwarding and global logistics industry, maintained by a network of transport lawyers from over 25 countries. Gavin Magrath, … Continue reading

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Rotterdam Signatories hit 21

Almost exactly a month after the initial signing ceremony, with the signature of Niger obtained 22 October, the number of signatories to the Convention now stands at 21. It is important to recall that ratification, not signature, is what counts: … Continue reading

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Canadian Air Cargo Carriers Plead Guilty to Price-Fixing

The Competition Bureau – an independent agency of the Canadian Government – announced yesterday that Quantas had joined the ranks of carriers who have admitted and pleaded guilty to a price-fixing conspiracy in air cargo, bringing the number of carriers … Continue reading

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Conditions Fail on Misdelivery

Forwarderlaw commented on a recent case where air freight was improperly delivered on behalf of a forwarder to a commercial warehouse (Uniserve) and not to the intended receiving terminal at the airport. Shortly after its arrival at the warehouse and … Continue reading

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Rotterdam Rules (I): Where we are, and how we got here

The “Rotterdam Rules” is the informal name for the “Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea”, named for the city at which the signing ceremony will be held in September 2009. Negotiated through … Continue reading

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Lost at Sea: Punitive and Aggravated Damages under the Athens Convention

On 22 March 2006, the Queen of the North grounded on Gil Island in Wright Sound, approximately 135km south of Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Rescue efforts failed to recover a number of passengers, and the relatives of these unfortunate victims … Continue reading

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FIATA 2008 Forwarderlaw Luncheon a Hit

Gavin Magrath, General Editor, and Peter Jones. Editor Emeritus, hosted approximately 30 of their colleagues from around the world for Forwarderlaw’s networking lunch, held at the lovely and historic Vancouver Club and timed to coincide with the FIATA 2008 World … Continue reading

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