Tag Archives: Transport Law

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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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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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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Canada Amends Iran Sanctions

On 5 February 2016 the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, announced changes to the Special Economic Measures (Iran) Regulations (SOR/2010-165). Canada has for many years imposed unilateral measures as … 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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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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Canadian and EU Leaders Sign CETA Pact; Germany Expresses Concern

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA”) between Canada and the EU was signed on Friday by representatives of Canada and the EU after five years of negotiations. Prime Minister Stephen Harper describes the agreement as a “game changer” that … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Dismisses CN Fuel Surcharge Appeal

The Supreme Court of Canada today dismissed Canadian National Railway‘s (CN) appeal (2014 SCC 40) from the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal in Canadian National Railway v Canadian Transportation Agency (2010 FCA 65), which I reported on back in December 2012. … Continue reading

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