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Links

Aviation Law

Canada

Transport Canada - Statutes and Regulations
Consolidations of all legislation administered by Transport Canada whether Aviation, Marine or Surface.

Canadian Transportation Agency - Acts and Regulations
Consolidations of all legislation affecting the Canadian Transportation Agency. Some overlap with Transport Canada - Statutes and Regulations.

Institute of Air and Space Law (McGill / Montreal)
Links to many publications, including conventions/treaties and association newsletters. Will be searchable.

United States

U.S. Code -- Downloadable - Title 49
See Chapter 801 for the "Pomerene" Bills of Lading Act.

Aviation Law Corporation - Newsletter
A good basic reference and general overview of aviation law with a U.S. bias.

U.S. Aviation Law Materials
Legal Information Institute's Aviation Law page. U.S. legislation, agencies, etc.

International

Carriage, Transport and Maritime Law (Lex Mercatoria)
Links to various official and unofficial resources. Includes mostly conventions, treaties, protocols, etc.

Institute of Air and Space Law (McGill/Montreal)
Links to many publications, including conventions/treaties and association newsletters. Will be searchable.

Space, Aviation, and Admirality Law (Heiros Gamos)
Links to Supranational Organizations and documents a well as other transportation related information.

Maritime Law

Admiralty Law
A Comprehensive Legal Site on Canadian Maritime Law that carries a well indexed selection of Canadian cases on admiralty law, carriage of goods, limitation of liability claims, tort actions, forwarding cases and many others.

Canada

Tetley's Maritime Law
Professor Tetley at the University of McGill in Montreal has gathered together a useful collection of Canadian, American and International legislation, case digests, articles, etc.

Transport Canada - Statutes and Regulations
Consolidations of all legislation administered by Transport Canada whether Aviation, Marine or Surface.

Canadian Transportation Agency - Acts and Regulations
Consolidations of all legislation affecting the Canadian Transportation Agency. Some overlap with Transport Canada - Statutes and Regulations.

Canadian Maritime Law Association
Canada's representative to the Comité Maritime International (CMI). Membership includes a who's who of the maritime community in Canada. Reports & Papers from various arising from meetings or consideration of legislative changes.

United States

U.S. Code -- Downloadable - Title 46
See Appendix, Chapter 28 for the Carriage of Goods by See act.

U.S. Code -- Downloadable - Title 49
See Chapter 801 for the "Pomerene" Bills of Lading Act.

Tetley's Maritime Law
Professor Tetley at the University of McGill in Montreal has gathered together a useful collection of Canadian, American and International legislation, case digests, articles, etc.

Transportation and admiralty law - Internet Law Library
An extensive list of legislation, conventions, agencies, papers, etc. International, but U.S. biased. Understandable, since the Internet Law Library originated with the U.S. House of Representatives.

FindLaw: Legal Subjects: Admiralty Law: Web Sites
"Jump site" to Databases, Government Agencies, Journals, Newsletters, Articles, Mailing Lists, Usenet Groups, Laws and Government Documents, Law Firms, etc. U.S. bias.

US Code : Title 46 - Shipping
Includes Carriage of Goods by Sea, Appendix Chapter 28.

Great Britain

Legal Publishers - Sweet & Maxwell, publishers of "Freight Forwarding and Goods in Transit" by Paul Bugden, the UK National Editor. To order Paul's book, use the Search Function on the On Line Catalogue Page.

LPP/Informa
the publishers of the Lloyd's List Law Reports and various texts on maritime transport, including Multimodal Transport Carrier LIability and Documentation by Ralph de Wit, the Belgium National Editor.

Venables Legal Resources
Delia Venables Legal Resources provides information on legal resources online in the UK and Ireland, including free caselaw resources, an A to Z set of legal resources by topic, information on the legal publishers, sources of legal current awareness, lists of solicitors and barristers with links to their web sites, information on expert witnesses, legal journals, educational resources, free legal information for individuals and a means of starting legal research across Europe and elsewhere.

TT Club site contains the "Handbook on Conventions for the International Carriage of Goods & Transport Conditions"  Contains an excellent summary of the various US regulations dealing with Cargo Security and Cargo Reporting. In the latter category it is one of the best resources on the Net. To quote from the TT Club Website: "In order to build adequate tools, the Club engaged Anglo/US security consultants, Hudson Trident, to provide, in a single location, a comprehensive database of international security related regulations. Initially this was available exclusively to Members, but in view of the widespread importance of this information it is now freely available for the industry".See further commentary below.

International

FIATA - the International Association of Freight Forwarding Associations. 

Tetley's Maritime Law
Professor Tetley at the University of McGill in Montreal has gathered together a useful collection of Canadian, American and International legislation, case digests, articles, etc.

Carriage, Transport and Maritime Law (Lex Mercatoria)
Links to various official and unofficial resources. Includes mostly conventions, treaties, protocols, etc.

The MartimeAdvocate.com
"Making maritime law more accessible". A quarterly journal of timely articles. Abstracts and archives free. Subscription required to see the full text of the current issue.

Transportation and admiralty law - Internet Law Library
An extensive list of legislation, conventions, agencies, papers, etc. International, but U.S. biased. Understandable, since the Internet Law Library originated with the U.S. House of Representatives. 

FindLaw: Legal Subjects: Admiralty Law: Web Sites
"Jump site" to Databases, Government Agencies, Journals, Newsletters, Articles, Mailing Lists, Usenet Groups, Laws and Government Documents, Law Firms, etc. U.S. bias.

Journal of Commerce Online
Current news under headings Ocean Shipping, Customs/Forwarding, Air Commerce, etc., plus searchable archives.

Maritime Law by Country
A collection of association, legislation and miscellaneous links grouped by country. For multi-national organizations, see Various Countries. For the United States, see Admiralty and Maritime Law Guide http://www.admiraltylawguide.com.

Transportation Law

Canada

Canadian Transportation Agency - Acts and Regulations
Consolidations of all legislation affecting the Canadian Transportation Agency. Some overlap with Transport Canada - Statutes and Regulations.

Transport Canada - Statutes and Regulations
Consolidations of all legislation administered by Transport Canada whether Aviation, Marine or Surface.

United States

U.S. Code - Downloadable - Title 46
See Appendix, Chapter 28 for the Carriage of Goods by See act.

U.S. Code - Downloadable - Title 49
See Chapter 801 for the "Pomerene" Bills of Lading Act.

Transportation and admiralty law - Internet Law Library
An extensive list of legislation, conventions, agencies, papers, etc. International, but U.S. biased. Understandable, since the Internet Law Library originated with the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
See Title 33 - Navigation and Navigable Waters and Title 49 - Transportation. Searchable.

US Code : Title 49 - Transportation
A searchable or browsable version of the United States Code maintained by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University. See also Navigation and Navigable Waters (Title 33).

International

Transportation and admiralty law - Internet Law Library
An extensive list of legislation, conventions, agencies, papers, etc. International, but U.S. biased. Understandable, since the Internet Law Library originated with the U.S. House of Representatives.

Carriage, Transport and Maritime Law (Lex Mercatoria)
Links to various official and unofficial resources. Includes mostly conventions, treaties, protocols, etc.

Hieros Gamos Transport Page
This section covers all forms of transportation including space, aviation, rail and maritime.  The site as a whole has over 2 million links.

Cargolaw
This is the Cargolaw newsletter, edited by Michael McDaniel of the law firm of Countryman & McDaniel, in Los Angeles. This newsletter contains more content about the forwarding industry than any other electronic publication. Not just legal matters (although there is a substantial legal section), but also commercial and financial information affecting the forwarding industry.

Customs-related Sites

Ecustoms
Information and practical solutions for Advanced Cargo Reporting

Thanks to Janet MacDonald, Law Librarian, Paterson, MacDougall, Toronto

Transport Link - from the Archives

100+ Top Links put up by Law Office Consulting Services, Inc., is worth the time and trouble, although not a transport site.

Admiraltylaw.com, a well indexed selection of Canadian cases on admiralty law, carriage of goods, limitation of liability claims, forwarding etc.  

Bolero, a joint venture between SWIFT, the International Banking Network, and the TT Club, a leading insurer in the international transport industry.

Cargolaw newsletter, edited by Michael McDaniel of the law firm of Countryman & McDaniel, in Los Angeles, a highly recommended site.

Currency Exchange In more recent surfing I have discovered a free site. Go to The Universal Currency Converter™ by Xenon Labs

Damco Maritime, a Dutch forwarder, offers a site with much useful information for shippers.  The Italian Representative of this Group is  Web pioneer, Markus Wiedemeier.  I recommend a visit to the Home Page and then surfing to these linked pages:

  1. How to avoid damage
  2. The Conversion Table
  3. Advice for buyers
  4. Advice for shippers, and
  5. How to avoid damage
    1. Journal of Commerce, the 'on-line" daily edition of the paper with the same name. Now requires subscription.

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