Articles

Forwarder not Liable for a Week’s Delay

Gill Nadel + Ohad Krief, Goldfarb Seligman, Israel Background: Importers utilize the services of various logistics entities in the cargo transportation process, including international forwarders, shipping companies, air carriers, custom brokers, logistic warehouses...

“Himalaya clauses” in Israeli Courts

Roy Gilad, Grossman, Cordova, Gilad & Co, Israel In August 2016, a decision was rendered by the Haifa District court, as Admiralty Tribunal, according to which a foreign jurisdiction clause in a bill of lading applied to a third party that was not a party to the...

Fisherman Cut a Sea Cable with a Hacksaw

Aage Krogh, IUNO Denmark The Norwegian Court of Appeal ruled that a ship owner was liable for damages to a sea cable due to gross negligence. However, the court eased the amount of damages from € 140,457 to € 54,022 due to the ship owner’s poor financial situation....

No indication of reckless behaviour by carrier

Olaf Hartenstein and Michael Semder, Dabelstein & Passehl, Germany On March 20 2012 the Cologne Higher Regional Court applied a series of practically relevant rules of (land) transport law. Facts Palettes of canned and jarred food were shipped from Germany to...

Once again on freight forwarding in Ukraine

Alexey Remeslo, remeslo@interlegal.com.ua, Senior lawyer, Interlegal, Law firm Freight forwarding is commonly defined as a business activity on rendering freight forwarding services in respect of supply and carriage of export, import, transit and other cargoes. In...

Canada Amends Iran Sanctions

Gavin Magrath, Magrath’s International Legal Counsel, Toronto, Canada 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...

CMR and Successive Carriage of Goods

Arnold Van Steenderen, Van Steenderen Mainport Lawyers, Rotterdam  Introduction On 11 September 2015 the Dutch Supreme Court rendered judgment (C&J Veldhuizen Holding B.V. v Beurskens Allround Cargo B.v., S&S 2016/1) on the interpretation of provisions...

NSAB 2015 – Is now in place

Henrik Jantzen, Kromann Reumert, Denmark A new version of General Conditions of the Nordic Association of Freight Forwarders (NSAB) is now agreed. The new NSAB 2015-conditions will replace the existing NSAB 2000-conditions with effect from 1st January 2016. NSAB 2015...

Developments in Canada/US COOL dispute

Gavin Magrath, Magrath’s International Legal Counsel, Toronto, Canada Readers may recall my [url= http://www.forwarderlaw.com/library/view.php?article_id=835 target=new] 2012 update[/url] on the WTO dispute between Canada and the United States in respect of US...

Force-Majeure: Legislative Novelties in Ukraine

Alexander Chebotarenko, chebotarenko@interlegal.com.ua   Pacta sunt servanda Clear contractual terms usually guarantee successful transaction. But sometimes occurring force majeure events negatively impact the parties, who face problems in fulfillment of their...

Unauthorised loading by carrier

Dr. Marco Remiorz, Dabelstein & Passehl, Germany Facts The transport insurer of a factory claimed damages from a carrier for damage to transported goods. The insured had engaged the defendant to transport eight boxes containing on-load tap changers from Germany to...

Import, Export and In Between – Legal News and Updates – When Does the Court Exempt the Marine Carrier and Freight Forwarder From Liability For Late Arriving Cargo?

Gill Nadel, Goldfarb Seligman, Israel During the transportation of cargo, whether it is for import of for export, importers/exporters are assisted by many logistics entities in order to execute the actions involved in these processes, such as marine/air carriers,...

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