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Waterborne Freight Transportation

Marine Industry White Paper: Cybersecurity Risks With Voyage Data Recorders

The maritime industry is not immune from cybersecurity risks. Navigation, product supplies and deliveries, radar systems and GPS systems are all digital and connected in today’s world, and can be subject to hacking and...more

“A Weight on Your Shoulders” – New Weighing Obligations Upon Shippers and Carriers From 1 July 2016

by Reed Smith on

On 1 July 2016 the International Maritime Organisation’s amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (“SOLAS”) Convention Chapter VI enter into force. From this date, all packed containers must be accompanied by Verified Gross...more

International Maritime Bureau warns of cyber attacks

Following the issuance of Plymouth University Maritime Cyber Threats Research Group study on the risk of cyber threats, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) recently issued a warning to shipping and maritime companies to...more

New Container Weight Requirements Effective July 1, 2016

by Barley Snyder on

This summer, new container weight requirements go into effect for containers shipped overseas. The International Maritime Organization has amended the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (“SOLAS”) to require that shippers must...more

InterConnect - Summer 2015

by Benesch on

Shippers who are used to doing business with motor carriers often present freight brokers with a shipper-carrier agreement (often described as a “Motor Carrier Agreement”) of one kind or another to serve as the basis of a...more

“We’re From The Government and We’re Here to Help”: When The Act of a Government Constitutes a Valid Defense to a Freight Claim

by Benesch on

Will Rogers once quipped that “I don’t make jokes; I just watch the Government and report the facts.” While most Americans can probably identify with that observation to one extent or another, the government unquestionably...more

Court Denies Motion To Dismiss For Lack Of Subject Matter Jurisdiction

by Carlton Fields on

In prior proceedings, Glory Wealth obtained an England arbitration award against Industrial Carriers, Inc. (ICI) and a confirmation of the award in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York....more

Extension clauses in FOB contracts

by Reed Smith on

The High Court has recently considered the purpose and effect of the GAFTA FOB contract “Extension of Delivery” clause, which entitles a buyer to claim an extension to the delivery period. This alert considers the conclusions...more

2013 AAPA Port Administration and Legal Issues Seminar - Update on the Rotterdam Rules

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

In This Presentation: Update on the Rotterdam Rules. Excerpt from Update on the Rotterdam Rules - What is it? ..The Rotterdam Rules is a new draft multilateral Convention to update the liability...more

Infrastructure Alert - July 10, 2013

by Cozen O'Connor on

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has released a Waterborne Freight Transportation report....more

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