Case Comment: Jindal Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. c. Jordan Inc.

Author: Peter Swanson


Canada, like many nations, incorporates into its domestic law the Hague-Visby Rules for the carriage of goods by sea. The Hague-Visby Rules are found attached as Schedule 3 to Canada’s Marine Liability Act. The Hague-Visby Rules limit a carrier’s freedom to contract, but, in turn, provide for specific defences, including a one year limitation period, and a package limitation based on the greater of 666.67 special drawing rights per package or 2 special drawing rights per kilogram of gross weight of the goods.

About Peter Swanson

Peter is a founding partner of the firm with over 30 years of professional legal experience. He practices primarily in the fields of maritime and health law. Peter’s maritime case work involves vessel arrest and security, carriage of goods by sea, enforcement of maritime liens, civil and regulatory liability for ship source pollution, collision, port state intervention, immigration, bodily injury,… view full profile »