Tag Archives: Maritime Law

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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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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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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SOLAS Verified Gross Mass Requirements in Legislative Limbo

Background The Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) is a treaty of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations agency tasked with maintaining a comprehensive framework of rules for international carriage by sea. 171 nations are members of … Continue reading

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Federal Court of Appeal extends application of Hague-Visby Rules in Canada

“It was dark at Brigade Bay. It was cold. The tide was dropping.” This is how the Federal Court set the stage for the facts and judgment in Wells Fargo Equipment Finance Company and C&C Machine Movers And Warehousing Inc. … Continue reading

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Leave to Appeal Granted in Societe Telus case

The Supreme Court granted the request for leave to appeal the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal in the case of Societe Telus Communications v Peracomo Inc., the ‘cable-cutting’ case.  The case arose when, on two separate occasions, the … Continue reading

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US FMC Accuses Canada of Unfairly Luring Port Traffic

The US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) voted 3-2 on Tuesday in favour of a report on port competitiveness critical of Canadian ports. The FMC had issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) on 8 November 2011 seeking input from stakeholders on … Continue reading

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Freight forwarders carry the weight of security rules

Increasingly complex regulatory requirements are creating heavy burdens for Canada’s freight forwarders and are a substantial driver of industry costs, according to an article in the most recent Canadian Sailings magazine: Gavin Magrath, a Toronto lawyer specializing in freight-forwarding law … Continue reading

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WTO rejection of US Country of Origin Labelling Upheld on Appeal

The World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body confirmed on 29 June 2012 that the United States Country-of-Origin Labelling (COOL) measure discriminates against Canadian livestock and is inconsistent with the WTO trade obligations of the United States. COOL is a mandatory … 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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