Portbec Forest Products Ltd. v. The "Bosporus"

In Admiralty Practice, Service on (Updated )

This case concerned Rule 310(2) of the Federal Court Rules which permits a non-resident to be served by serving an agent within the jurisdiction. The Plaintiff served the Defendant shipping line and shipowner by serving a local port agent who had been authorized to sign bills of lading and to attend to the Defendant ships husbandry. The Defendants led evidence to the effect that the local agent had only been used in respect of this one single charter party. The Court held that this was insufficient to support service under Rule 310.