Transportation, Logistics and Cargo

Disputes resulting from the transportation of goods are an unfortunate, but inevitable aspect of international and domestic trade. Our Transportation & Logistics Team combines experience, expertise, and diligence to provide sound, economical advice on a wide array of cargo issues.  We handle transactional work for carriers and warehouses such as drafting bills of lading, air waybills, warehouse receipts, warehouse agreements, customs house agreements and specialized logistics services agreements.

Messner Reeves’ experience in Transportation & Logistics covers all aspects of motor and rail carriage, including subrogated recovery, casualties, warehouse liability, customs issues and cargo loss due to theft, fire, accidents and floods. Our clients include motor carriers, airlines, indirect air carriers, freight forwarders and their insurers.

We are well-versed in the regulatory environment surrounding the transportation of goods. We have experience litigating federal and state claims involving the Carmack Amendment to the Interstate Commerce Act and the United Nations Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road. Our lawyers have experience liaising with the Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation, National Transportation Safety Board, Transportation Security Administration, Customs and Border Protection and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to resolve commercial trade issues.

Transportation and Logistics is a diverse, wide-ranging area of law, and Messner Reeves is experienced in arbitrating, mediating and litigating claims encompassing all facets of the transportation of cargo.

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