IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C4.6, Convention Centre, Level 4

Session information

Freight forwarding in darker times

Thursday 12 October (1615 - 1730)

Room C4.6, Convention Centre, Level 4


Maritime and Transport Law Committee (Lead)


Freight forwarders face legal and operational issues when dealing with the collapse of a supply or logistics chain. The consequences of, in particular, bankruptcy can be disruptive and severe. The logistics chain may come to a complete stop. Freight forwarders’ legal or contractual rights of retention, liens and the like in various jurisdictions are of particular interest for the industry. Also, the freight forwarders’ contractual position as a third-party logistics (3PL) or fourth-party logistics (4PL) ‘in the middle’ between the cargo owner and carrier causes lots of discussion. This session will dive into the various legal and operational challenges, and will also offer solutions going forward.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Yves De Cocker BETTENS DE COCKER VAN HEMELEN ADVOCATEN, Antwerp, Belgium; Vice Chair, Land Transport Subcommittee
Jos Van der Meche AKD N.V., Rotterdam, Netherlands; Chair, Land Transport Subcommittee


Nathan Cecil Holding Redlich, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Claudio Perrella RPLT RP Legalitax, Milan, Italy
Danella Wilmshurst Thomas Miller Law Australia Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia