MLT Aikins LLP

Transportation Department

Nationwide - Canada
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MLT Aikins provides comprehensive service for the trucking, rail and air transportation industries, acting for shippers, carriers and government. Our work in this area includes licence requirements, M&A, final offer arbitrations, level of service cases, rates, confidential contracts, facility relocations and safety – as well as appearances before the various administrative or regulatory tribunals and Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA).


  • Final offer arbitrations of freight rate disputes with federal rail carriers on behalf of shippers
  • Policy advice to national shipper organizations with legal opinions on application of federal and provincial legislation on members
  • Prepared/submitted level of service disputes to CTA
  • Prepared/participated on running rights applications
  • Prepared complaints/filed legal arguments with CTA on discontinuance & abandonment of branch rail lines


  • Lead counsel in establishing international cargo airline; prepared all filings & obtained licensing on a contested basis from CTA
  • Litigation of air accident claims; represented interests of airlines
  • Advice on federal air legislation & its impact on air carriers
  • Advice on operation of airport authorities


  • Prepared specific use bills of lading for carriers & shippers
  • Obtained regulatory approvals for special use bills of lading
  • Obtained requisite licensing/registration for motor transport operations on behalf of trucking companies
  • Litigation of bill of lading issues, cargo claims and carrier/shipper disputes