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Tag Archives: Freight Forwarder

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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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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CIFFA makes Submissions re: Canada Transportation Act Review

As readers likely know, the Ministry of Transport has engaged in a review of the Canada Transportation Act as part of a regular process of updating the regulatory regime across all modes of transport within the Federal jurisdiction. In submissions … 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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Two Canadian Freight Forwarders plead guilty in Price Fixing Investigation

On April 8th and April 9th 2014 the Competition Bureau of Canada announced separate plea arrangements with two Canadian freight forwarders in relation to an investigation into anti-competitive practices under the Competition Act. On April 8th, the Bureau announced that … Continue reading

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Forwarder Recovers on Bankrupt’s counterclaim

When a judgment debtor declares bankruptcy, the judgment creditor takes their place in line with unsecured creditors behind the banks and other secured interests, and that is usually the point at which we begin comparing the relative values of judgments … Continue reading

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Gavin Magrath discusses SCC decision in Consolidated Fastfrate

Much of the Canadian transportation industry is abuzz with talk of the recent Supreme Court decision in Teamsters v Fastfrate – and not surprisingly, commentators looked to Gavin Magrath for an expert opinion. Gavin’s opinions on the case – the … Continue reading

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Freight Forwarders are “Local Undertakings” – Supreme Court of Canada

On 26 November the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case of Consolidated Fastfrate v Teamsters. Fastfrate offered local distribution services in a number of Canadian cities, but where freight moved between these cities the interprovincial haulage was … Continue reading

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Summary Judgment for American Forwarder in Ontario Court

On 20 November 2009, Justice Pitt of the Ontario Superior Court handed down a summary judgment in favour of New Jersey based forwarder and NVOCC (and Magrath O’Connor client) American Transport Logistics against a Toronto-based shipper, Kobi Group. The case … Continue reading

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When Indemnities Go Wrong

A client recently had a big problem with a little form. A consignee had sought delivery of goods against a bond of indemnity in the forwarder’s standard form. There were only two problems: the form was poorly drafted and improperly … Continue reading

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