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Discussion on landmark cases related to the transportation industry written by Atty. Joey Banday.

Package Inspection By A Forwarder

Package Inspection By A Forwarder

Jun. 6 | Can a forwarder/courier company inspect package/s to be shipped? Yes and this is why.   On August 8, 1987, Andres Martin went to the office of Manila Export Forwarders (MEF) with four gift-wrapped packages which he said was for a friend in Singapore....

COGSA One-Year Prescriptive Period

COGSA One-Year Prescriptive Period

Jan. 19 | CAN the one-year COGSA rule benefit the marine insurer? No, and this is the story. Sometime in 1993, New Word Dev. Corp. (NWDC) imported three emergency generator sets from the United States. But when these were delivered, all three generators were found...

Consignee’s Liability to Delivery Agent

Consignee’s Liability to Delivery Agent

Mar. 14 | IS the consignee liable for expenses incurred by the delivery agent? Yes, and this is the story. In March 1979, Freeport Traders, Inc (FTI) ordered a shipment of chocolates from Tobler Ltd of Switzerland. Tobler contracted the services of Marl Lines of...