Export Success Webinar: Avoiding Red Flags When Shipping Internationally

April 5, 2016

This webinar will address legal issues frequently seen in the marine transportation of containers. With references to clauses found in ocean bills of lading, statutory rules and recent court decisions, the objective of this webinar is to give the audience an overview of the legal concepts surrounding transportation of containers to help avoiding red flags and make better decisions when the unexpected happens.

Topics include:

  • Charging of storage fees by shipping lines (“demurrage”) 
  • Detention of cargos or bills of lading pending payment (“general and specific liens”) 
  • Problem of transport intermediaries who do not forward freight payment to carriers 
  • Exclusions of coverage in marine cargo insurance policies

Who Should Attend:
Exporters or importers who ship or receive containerized goods and professionals working in the freight forwarding and transportation sectors who may want to have a better grasp of what their rights and obligations are under the law of marine transportation.

Expert: Marcos Cervantes


Marcos Cervantes is an associate at William M. Sharpe, Barrister & Solicitor, a Toronto based law firm that specializes in marine and transportation law. He holds a masters degree in international taxation from the University of Toronto and is currently a student at the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers. In 2015, Marcos obtained a Certificate in Marine Transportation. He has studied Mexican Law in Guanajuato, Mexico, as part of an exchange student program. Marcos is fluent


Time: 1 pm - 2 pm EST

Cost: $40 + taxes.  

Special CME Member pricing available.  Please contact Emiliano Introcaso [emiliano.introcaso@cme-mec.ca] for details.

Click HERE to register

Following the webinar registrants will receive:

  • electronic copy of the presentation
  • link to webinar recording

For more information please contact:

Emiliano Introcaso, National Program Manager 
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
Global Business Services - Export Success Program 
Tel: +1 905-672-3466 x3255 
Email: emiliano.introcaso@cme-mec.ca

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