IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017
8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017
Room C4.6, Convention Centre, Level 4
Freight forwarding in darker times
Thursday 12 October (1615 - 1730)
Maritime and Transport Law Committee
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.