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Cancellation of FIATA HQ Meetings March 24-28

FIATA Director-General Dr. Stéphane Graber confirmed by email yesterday that the FIATA headquarters sessions scheduled for 24-28 March 2020 are being cancelled as a result of concerns over the spread of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus. According to the communiqué: This...

Implications arising from COVID-19

Ik Wei Chong, Clyde + Co, Shanghai Ed Note: the following summarizes the highlights of Clyde + Co.’s Coronavirus update for the international trade and transportation sector. The recent outbreak of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China has received worldwide attention...

Inadmissible Charge of Demurrage

Adrián Guzmán Sánchez, AS Consultores, Mexico In the logistics world, the Freight Forwarder is the provider of specialized services that, acting as a third party between the user and the carrier, develops and coordinates logistics activities for the transportation of...

Ocean Prefect

John Habergham, Myton Law, Hull U.K. For the first time, the English High Court was asked to adjudicate on the inadmissibility of a MAIB report in a private and confidential arbitration. The rival contentions were - was the  court’s permission  required under Reg...

The ‘Baltic Klipper’

Arnold Van Steenderen, Van Steenderen Mainport Lawyers, Rotterdam Ref: District Court of Rotterdam judgment dated 10 October 2018; Etablissements Bargibant S.A., and Chubb Insurance Company of Australia Ltd v.  Seatrade Group N.V. and Baltic Klipper Shipping Company...

Montreal Convention Limits Increase for 2020

Gavin Magrath, Magrath’s International Legal Counsel, Toronto, Canada Most international carriage of goods and passengers by air falls within the ambit of the the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air, also known as the...

Incoterms 2020

John Habergham, Myton Law, Hull U.K. [Ed Note: the following is a summary of remarks made by John Habergham at a recent BIFA Regional Meeting] It is 10 years since the last revision of Incoterms, 2010, and I think that, although much anticipated, the new version...

Carriers Levy Large Fines for Misdeclared Cargo

Gavin Magrath, Magrath’s International Legal Counsel, Toronto, Canada CIFFA Members should be aware that several major carriers – including Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, HMM and OOCL – have recently moved to impose very large fines for misdeclared cargo. Maersk, one of the...

Trends in Logistics Investment

Richard Gluck, GSB Law, USA [Ed Note: the following is the text of remarks given by Richard Gluck as President of the Sino-American Logistics Council LLC on the occasion of the Tenth Sino-American Logistics Conference, Jinan, Shandong, China, on 16 June 2019] I am an...

Canada Passes BC Tanker Moratorium

Gavin Magrath, Magrath’s International Legal Counsel, Toronto, Canada On June 18th the Senate of Canada passed Bill C-48, “An Act respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ports or marine installations located along...

English law and implied terms

English law and implied terms  – when does the court step in and imply terms into a contract? John Habergham, Myton Law, Hull U.K. Introduction As  might be apparent, implied terms are terms that have not been expressly agreed by the parties, the latter being stated...

Welcome AS Consultores to Forwarderlaw

Forwarderlaw is pleased to welcome AS Consultores, Mexico, a firm specialized in trading and focused on the national and international marketing of products, to the Forwarderlaw network. AS Consultores is represented by María Elena Sierra Díaz, who has deep experience...

Alert on Ukrainian martial law

What happened? Martial law was imposed in Ukraine for 30 days as president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko warned of the “extremely serious” threat of a Russian land invasion. The parliament voted in favour of the measure on Monday night in response to the capture...

Blockchain comes to Town

Gavin Magrath, Magrath’s International Legal Counsel, Toronto, Canada Last week CargoX launched its CargoX Smart B/L™ blockchain product to the international transportation industry, marking the first practical commercial application of the technology in the industry....

Value Added Tax (VAT) for Cargo Agents in Mexico

María Elena Sierra Díaz, General Director, AS Consultores, Mexico Cargo agents, consolidators or Freight Forwarders are socially recognized companies. They can perform in two ways to render their services as specialized companies in logistics. As an agent for third...

Fraud

John Habergham, Myton Law, Hull U.K. Fraud always causes a frisson of excitement in court. The recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Sinocore International v RBRG Trading is no exception. This case involved the sale by the claimant to the defendant of a...

The 2018 Dutch Forwarding Conditions

Arnold Van Steenderen + Charlotte Van Steenderen Van Steenderen Mainport Lawyers, Rotterdam The Dutch Freight Forwarders Association (“FENEX”) issued the first edition of its Standard Trading Conditions (“STC” or “Fenex Conditions”) on 15 March 1956. Since then the...

Goods In Transit, 4th Ed. now available!

The updated 4th Edition of "Goods in Transit", authored by our own Paul Bugden (London) and Dr. Simone Lamont-Black (Edinburgh), is now available for purchase from Sweet & Maxwell.  ISBN:  9780414062108 Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell Authors:Paul Bugden; Dr...

Action Workforce v DHL – enforcing indemnity

I have settled the claim – Can I enforce an indemnity to recover the settlement? Maurice Lynch, Senior Associate, Mills Oakley Many persons and entities consider that a contractual indemnity gives them carte blanche to settle claims made against them by third parties...

Interlegal opens new office in Constanta

Interlegal presents the new partner – Virgil Nita, the Romanian practice manager. Law firm expansion in Black Sea Region resulted in opening a new office in Constanta. Interlegal new office will facilitate more effective legal support for the Romanian clients in...

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