Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (S.C. 2001, c. 26)

Act current to 2016-04-12 and last amended on 2015-02-26. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Sale or other disposition of goods
  •  (1) If an owner of goods does not take delivery of the goods after notice of delivery has been given or fails to discharge a lien after it is exercised, the carrier may

    • (a) sell them by public auction at any time that is 90 days after the notice of delivery is given and 10 days after giving notice of the time and place of the auction in a newspaper that is circulated in the vicinity of the auction; or

    • (b) if the goods are perishable or pose a threat to public health or safety, sell or otherwise dispose of them in the manner and for the price that is reasonable in the circumstances after giving notice of the sale or other disposition to the owner of the goods.

  • Marginal note:Application of proceeds of disposition

    (2) The proceeds of the disposition must be credited toward payment of the amounts due or payable under the contract of carriage or any other amounts reasonably incurred for storing, disposing of or preserving the goods. Any surplus must be paid to the owner of the goods.

Marginal note:Responsibility for goods

 Subject to Part 5 of the Marine Liability Act, carriers must use due care and diligence in the safe-keeping and punctual conveyance of goods delivered to them for carriage by water.

  • 2001, c. 26, ss. 250, 324.


Marginal note:Actions in rem
  •  (1) A person who has contracted with the authorized representative or a bare-boat charterer of a vessel in Canada to provide stevedoring may maintain an action in rem in the Federal Court, or any court of competent jurisdiction whose rules provide for in rem procedure in respect of vessels, for a claim in respect of the stevedoring.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (2) The right of action in rem referred to in subsection (1) may be exercised only while the vessel is chartered to the bare-boat charterer and only if the bare-boat charterer is joined as a defendant.

  • Marginal note:Does not affect other rights

    (3) For greater certainty, nothing in this section limits the right of a person to maintain an action in rem for stevedoring under Canadian maritime law, within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Federal Courts Act.

  • Definition of stevedoring

    (4) In this section, stevedoring includes trimming, lighterage and the supply of any goods or services in relation to stevedoring.

  • 2001, c. 26, s. 251;
  • 2002, c. 8, s. 195.
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