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Update: June 1 2021

G.E. has acquired an additional 32,000.ft in Mississauga, Ont. Strategically designed to handle FBA/ FBM & other fulfillment services.

Update: June 1 2018
G.E. Forwarders Inc (Los Angeles) is opening with a 20,000sq.ft 4docks + 1 Drive-in warehouse.

Update: May 23 2018
We're Hiring!  Position in both our office and warehouse teams avaiable; check our our Careers section for more informaiton

Update: May 16th 2016
We're moving on May 24th 2016 - 53,000sq.ft 10docks + 2 Drive-in CBSA Bonded Sufferance Warehouse.
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Update: March 1st 2012
G.E. adds two 53' trailers to our fleet.

Update: Jan 1st 2011
G.E. opens it's operations in Vietnam with two new locations.

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Canadian Standard Contract Terms and Conditions for Merchandise Warehousemen

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(Approved and promulgated by Canadian Association of Warehousing and Distribution Services. October 1988; revised and promulgated by the International Warehouse Logistics Association; January 1999)

Definitions – Section 1

In these Terms and Conditions, the word “warehouseman” means the issuer of this non- negotiable receipt, his employees, servants, successors and assigns, and the words “owner”, “storer” or “depositor” means the party for whose account the goods are stored.

Contract - Section 2

Subject always to legislation in force governing warehouse receipts in the province where the goods covered by this Receipt are stored, this Receipt including the Terms and Conditions hereinafter set out, when delivered or mailed to the owner or depositor of the goods at his address last known to the warehouseman, shall constitute the contract between the owner or depositor and the warehouseman; provided that the owner or depositor may within twenty days after such delivery or mailing, notify the warehouseman in writing that he does no accept the contract and fore with thereafter shall pay the warehouseman’s lien for charges and remove the goods. If such notice is not given then this Receipt constitutes the contract. This contract may be cancelled by either party upon 30 days written notice and is cancelled if no storage or other services are performed under this contract for a period of 180 days.

Tender for Storage – Section 3

All goods for storage shall be delivered at the warehouse properly marked and packaged for handling. The storer shall furnish at or prior to such delivery, a manifest showing marks, brands, or sizes to be kept and accounted for separately, and the class of storage and other services desired.

Warehouseman’s Lien – Section 4

All advances and charges are due and payable prior to delivery or transfer of the stored goods. The warehouseman shall have a lien upon, right of retention and security interest in all goods of storer at any time heretofore and hereafter deposited by storer in any warehouse owned or operated b y the warehouseman. Such lien, right of retention and security interest shall be for all charges, advances and expenses in relation to such goods of storer, whether or not heretofore released from the warehouse. In the event of nonpayment of any such amounts, the warehouseman has the right, after reasonable notice, to sell or otherwise dispose of the goods in any manner he may reasonably think fit to satisfy his lien.

Basis of Charges – Section 5

Any charge made with respect to the goods covered by this receipt shall conform to the warehousemen’s quotation and/or tariff in effect at the time the service is performed.

Minimum Charges – Section 6

(a) A minimum handling charge per lot and a minimum storage charge per lot per month will be make. When a warehouse receipt covers more than one lot or when a lot is in assortment, a minimum charge per mark, brand, or variety will be make.
(b) A minimum monthly charge to one account for storage and/or handling will be made. This charge will apply also to each account when one customer has several accounts, each requiring separate records and billing.

Access and Inspection – Section 7

The storer may, subject to the warehouseman’s security and insurance regulations and other seasonable limitations, have access to the goods at any reasonable time, provided the storer or his authorized representative is accompanied by an employee of the warehouseman, whose time shall be an additional charge to the storer.

Removal of Goods – Section 8

No explosive or other dangerous article that may, in the opinion of the warehouseman, create a condition hazardous to any personnel or goods in the warehouse shall be delivered to the warehouse and any such article may, upon being discovered, be destroyed, dumped, sold or otherwise disposed of as the warehouseman reasonably sees fit, the whole at the risk and expense of the owner and/or depositor. The warehouseman shall have the right to require the removal from its premises of any other goods of any kind or description, at any time, without stated reasons, upon written notice of not less than thirty (30) days from the end of the current storage month.

Liability of Warehouseman – Section 9

(a) The responsibility of the warehousemen is the reasonable care and diligence required by the laws of the province where the goods are stored.
(b) The quality, condition, contents and value of goods stored are not known to the warehouseman except as declared by the storer and described on the face of the Receipt.
(c) Goods covered by this Receipt are not insured by the warehouseman.
(d) Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, it is specifically declared that:
i) All goods are stored at the owner’s risk of loss, damage or delay in the delivery caused by or through inaccuracies, obliteration or absence of marks, numbers, address or description, act of God, irresistible force, enemies of the Queen, civil of military authorities, insurrection, riot, strikers, picketing or any other labor trouble, water, steam, sprinkler leakage, floods, rain, wind, storm, fire, frost, vermin, heating or corruption, deterioration, drainage, dampness, rust, decay, collapse of the building, inevitable accident, depreciation or perishing by elapse of the time, changes in temperature, contact with or odors from other goods, inherent defects, lack of any special care or precaution, injury to articles insufficiently protected or arising from the nature of the goods, loss in weight, insufficient cooperage, boxing, crating or packing, ordinary ware and tear in handling, leakage, concealed damage or any cause beyond the control of the company or failure to detect any of the foregoing. All storage and other applicable charges must be paid on goods stored for an additional time, or lost or damaged by any of the above causes.
ii) The legal liability of the warehouseman shall be strictly limited to the lesser of the monetary amount of the damage incurred or 100 times the monthly storage rate on any one package or stored unit with the contents (or, in cases where the warehouseman’s charges are calculated for other than actual storage, maximum Cad$40.00 per carton) unless the owner specifically request a higher limit in writing and declares an excess value, in which case the warehouseman may, at his option, accept liability and assess an additional charge to the monthly storage or other applicable rate.
(e) Where loss or injury occurs to stored goods, for which the warehouseman is not liable, the storer shall be responsible for the cost of removing and disposing of such goods and the cost of any environmental cleanup and site remediation resulting from the loss or injury to the goods.
(f) The warehouseman shall not, in any event, be liable for any claim of any type whatsoever with respect to the stored goods unless such claim is presented in writing within a reasonable time, not exceeding 30 days after the storer learns of, or, in the exercised of reasonable care, should have learned of the loss, damage or destruction of said goods.

General – Section 10

(a) All incoming shipments should be consigned to the storer, c/o the warehouseman, freight prepaid. The warehouseman reserves the right to refuse acceptance of any goods improperly consigned or shipped freight collect and shall not be liable or responsible for any loss, injury or damage of any nature to or related to, such goods.
(b) If a checker is not furnished by the storer or transportation company, the warehouseman’s load or unload count shall be conclusively deemed to be correct.
(c) It is the storer’s responsibility to provide the warehouseman in advance with the detailed, written information and instructions on any of its products that may be considered hazardous, whether or not they are regulated under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act or other applicable legislation, and the storer assumes all liability for costs incurred and/or damages resulting from his failure to do so.
(d) The warehouseman shall have no responsibility for errors resulting from the corruption of electronically transmitted data, or from verbal or telephoned shipping instructions, unless written confirmation of such instructions is received not less than twenty four hours prior to the shipment of the goods.
(e) When errors in shipment occur, any liability of the warehouseman shall be strictly limited to the transportation costs involved to rectify any such error, and shall not, under any circumstances, include liability for damages due to the acceptance or use of said goods.
(f) The warehouseman shall not be responsible for any delays in loading nor unloading railway cars, trailers or other containers, nor for demurrage charges or other time penalties arising from any delay which cannot reasonably be avoided by the company in the normal course of its business.
(g) A charge, in addition to regular rates, will be made for merchandise in bond pursuant to the Customs and Sufferance regulations of the Government of Canada.
(h) Warehouseman shall not be liable for loss of goods due to inventory shortage or unexplained or mysterious disappearance of goods unless storer establishes such less occurred because of warehouseman’s failure to exercise the care required of warehouseman under Section 9 above.
(i) Storer represents and warrants that depositor is lawfully possessed of the goods and has the right and authority to store them with the warehouseman. Storer agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the warehouseman from all loss, cost and expense
(including reasonable attorneys’ fees) which warehouseman pays or incurs as a result of any dispute or litigation, whether instituted by warehouseman or others, respecting storer’s right, title or interest in the goods. Such amounts shall be charges in relation to the goods and subject to warehouseman’s lien.
(j) Warehouseman shall not be liable for any loss of profit or special, indirect, or consequential damages of any kind.
(k) If any provision of this receipt, or any application thereof, should be construed or held to be void, invalid or unenforceable, by order, decree or judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction the remaining provisions of this receipt shall not be affected thereby but shall remain in full force and effect. Warehouseman’s failure to require strict compliance with any provision of the receipt shall not constitute a waiver or estoppel to later demand strict compliance with that or any other provisions of this warehouse receipt. The provisions of this warehouse receipt shall be binding upon the storer’s heirs, executors, and, cannot be modified except by a writing signed by warehouseman.

G.E. Forwarders (Warehouse), Inc.
2797 Thamesgate Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L4T 1G5
July 26, 2010




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The Company offers its services on the basis of these conditions that apply to all activities of the Company in arranging transportation or pro- viding related services, such as, but not limited to, warehousing and any other kind of logistics services. The Company may provide its serv- ices as either principal or agent. The Company acts as agent of the Customer, except
(a) where it issues a transport document or electronic record evi- dencing its obligation for the delivery of goods, or
(b) to the extent it physically handles goods by its own employees and equipment in the course of performing any service in which cases it acts as principal,
but whether acting as principal or as agent these conditions govern the rights and liabilities of the Customer and the Company.
When determining any rights or liabilities of the Company under these conditions, the word “Customer” shall include the party giving instruc- tions, the shipper, the consignee, and the owner of the goods. Notwithstanding the foregoing, advice is for the Customer only and is not to be furnished to any other party without the Company’s prior writ- ten consent. Gratuitous advice and information that is not related to instructions accepted by the Company is provided without liability of any kind, including for negligence.


These conditions also apply whenever any claim is made against any employee, agent or independent contractor engaged by the Company to perform any transport or related service for the Customer’s goods, whether such claims are founded in contract or in tort, and the aggre- gate liability of the Company and all such persons shall not exceed the limitations of liability in these conditions. For purposes of this clause the Company acts as agent for all such persons who may ratify such agency at any subsequent time.


When acting as an agent, the Company acts solely on behalf of the Customer in engaging the services of third parties on the usual terms and conditions on which the third parties offer such services for the car- riage, storage, packing or handling of any goods, or for any other serv- ice in relation to them, thereby establishing a direct contract between the Customer and the provider of such services capable of being enforced by the Customer as principal, whether or not the Customer is identified in the contract. The Company shall on demand by the Customer provide evidence of any contracts made on its behalf.


Where requested by the Customer the Company may
(a) issue a transport document or electronic record by which it as principal undertakes carriage of particular goods; or
(b) guarantee in writing proper performance of the terms of any contract between the Customer and a third party whose services the Company has engaged on behalf of the Customer.
Where it issues a transport document or electronic record, or provides a guarantee, the rights and obligations of the Company will be gov- erned by the special conditions therein in addition to these conditions, and in any event the Company is liable only to the same extent as the third party who performs the carriage or guaranteed service, as may be limited by the conditions on which that party customarily offers its serv- ices. In the event of any inconsistency with these provisions, the spe- cial conditions prevail.


The Customer must give instructions in writing to the Company a rea- sonable time before the tender of goods for storage or transport where it requests the Company to:
(a) arrange for the departure or arrival of goods before specific dates;
(b) arrange for goods to be carried, stored or handled separately from other goods;
(c) arrange for the transport of goods that may taint or affect other goods, or may harbour or encourage vermin or pests;
(d) make a declaration of value or special interest in delivery to any carrier or terminal;
(e) direct carriers or delivery agents to hold goods until payment of any amount or until surrender of a document;
(f) arrange for the transport of goods of unusual high value, lux- ury goods, currency, negotiable Instruments or securities of any kind, precious metals or stones; antiques or art; human remains, livestock or plants, or any other comparable cargos.
Where for any reason it does not accept such instructions, the Company must promptly so advise the Customer by any means of com- munication used in the ordinary course of business. If it continues to use the Company’s services for the contemplated transport after receiv- ing such advice, the Customer assumes all risks connected with the non-performance of such instructions, whether caused or contributed to by the Company’s negligence or not.


(A) The Company shall exercise reasonable care in the discharge of its obligations including the selection and instruction of third parties that provide any services engaged on behalf of the Customer.
(B) The Company shall arrange transport and any related services within a reasonable time after receiving the Customer’s instruc- tions.
(C) If it has reasonable grounds for departing from any of the Customer’s instructions, the Company can do so without prior authorization from the Customer, but must act with due regard to the interests of the Customer, and, as soon as possible, inform the Customer of its actions and any additional charges resulting there- from.


(A) The Customer shall be deemed to be competent and to have rea- sonable knowledge of matters affecting the conduct of its business, including terms of purchase and sale, the need for insurance and the extent of coverage available for the type of goods being ten- dered for shipment, the need to preserve and retain documenta- tion, the need for care to avoid transmitting viruses by electronic communications, the need for confidential handling of information relating to high value goods, and all other matters relating thereto.
(B) The Customer warrants that all information in whatever form relat- ing to the general and dangerous character of the goods, their description, bar-coding, marks, number, weight, volume and quan- tity of the goods, as furnished by the Customer or on its behalf, was accurate and complete at the time the goods were taken in charge by the Company or any third party whose services it has engaged. The Customer further undertakes to provide independent confirma- tion of such particulars on the request of the Company.


(A) ExceptwheretheCompanyhasacceptedinstructionsinrespectof the preparation, packing, stowage, labeling or marking of the goods the Customer warrants that all goods have been properly and suffi- ciently prepared, packed, stowed, labeled and/or marked, and that the preparation, packing, stowage, labeling and marking are appro- priate to any operations or transactions affecting the goods and the characteristics of the goods.
(B) UnlesstheCompanyhasacceptedinstructionstoarrangefororto perform the loading of a transport unit by its employees, the Customer warrants that:
(a) the transport unit has been properly and competently loaded;
(b) the goods are suitable for carriage in or on the transport unit;
(c) the transport unit is in a suitable condition to carry the goods
loaded therein (save to such extent as the Company has approved the suitability of the transport unit).


A) The Company does not assume a role as principal by providing a fixed price quotation, or by rendering an invoice where the difference between the amounts payable to third parties retained to carry out the Customer’s instructions and the fixed price represents the Company’s gross profit for its services. A Customer agrees that the Company is an agent as provided in Section 1 where the Customer
(a) accepts a fixed price quotation, or
(b) does not within thirty days after receipt of the invoice object to
the Company charging a fixed price for its services.
(B) Quotations are given on the basis of immediate acceptance and are subject to withdrawal or revision. Unless otherwise provided in the quo- tation the Company may, after acceptance, revise quotations or charges upon notice in the event of changes beyond the Company’s control, including changes in exchange rates, rates of freight, carrier surcharges, or any charges applicable to the goods.


When goods are accepted or dealt with upon instructions to collect freight, duties, charges or other expenses from the consignee or any other person, the Customer shall remain responsible for the same if they are not paid by such consignee or other person immediately when due.


If events or circumstances, including a Customer’s failure to take deliv- ery, occur that affect performance of the Customer’s mandate, the Company shall take reasonable steps to obtain the Customer’s further instructions. If for whatever reason it does not receive timely instruc- tions, the Company may
(a) store the goods at the sole risk and expense of the Customer, or
(b) sell the goods immediately and without further notice, and hold any net proceeds for the account of the Customer or
(c) authorize any third party to abandon carriage and make the goods or any part of them available to the Customer at a place that is reasonable in the circumstances.


(A) The Customer undertakes not to tender for transportation any goods that are of a dangerous, inflammable, radioactive, hazardous or dam- aging nature without giving full particulars of the goods to the Company. The Customer undertakes to mark the goods and the outside of any packages or container in which they may be placed to comply with any laws or regulations that may be applicable during the carriage. In the case of goods where the place of receipt is a point within Canada, the Customer further warrants that the goods, the packaging and marking thereof comply in all respects with the provisions of any legislation or regulations governing the transportation of dangerous goods.
(B) If it fails to comply with the requirements of sub-clause (A), the Customer shall indemnify the Company against all loss, damage or expense arising out of the goods being tendered for transportation or handled or carried by or on behalf of third parties retained by the Company.
(C) goods which in the opinion of the Company or the person who has custody or possession thereof are or may become dangerous and pres- ent a hazard may at any time or place be unloaded, destroyed or ren- dered harmless without liability on the part of the Company.


(A) The Customer must give the Company instructions in writing to arrange insurance on its goods a reasonable time before the tender of goods for storage or transport. The Company may carry out these instructions by declaring the value of the goods under an open marine cargo policy taken out by the Company, and, upon request, provide a certificate or declaration of insurance, or other evidence of insurance. The coverage on goods so declared is subject to the terms and condi- tions of the policy. The Company is not liable if the Customer for any reason whatsoever fails to recover a loss in whole or in part from the insurer under the policy, even though the premium charged by the insurer is different from the Company’s charges to the Customer.
(B) If coverage under its open marine cargo policy is not satisfactory, the Company will recommend an insurance broker to arrange insur- ance appropriate to the Customer’s needs. After making this recom- mendation, the Company has no further duty regarding insurance, and no liability for loss of or damage to the goods during transport or stor- age that could have been covered by insurance on the goods, whether such loss or damage has been caused or contributed to by its negli- gence or breach of these conditions, or otherwise.


The Customer on its own behalf and on behalf of the owner of the goods shall notify the Company in writing of any claim
(a) in case of loss and/or damage to goods within 7 days of the completion of transit,
(b) in case of delay in delivery or non-delivery within 45 days of the date when the goods should have been delivered,
(c) in any other case within 45 days of the event giving rise to the claim.
If a claim was not discoverable by the exercise of reasonable care with- in the applicable time period, the Customer must give notice forthwith after receiving information as to events that may give rise to a claim. Failing notice as required by this clause, the claim is barred and no action can be brought against the Company to enforce the claim.


Compensation for any claim for which the Company is liable shall not in any event exceed 2 SDR (SDR = Special Drawing Rights) per kilo of the gross weight of the goods that are the subject of the claim. Without prej- udice to any other conditions herein or other defences available to the Company, in no circumstances whatsoever shall the Company be liable to the Customer or owner for
(a) consequential or indirect loss, including loss of market, except as provided for in paragraph (b);
(b) loss of, damage to or consequential or indirect loss caused by delay or deviation in connection with the transport of goods in a sum in excess of twice the difference between the charges invoiced by the Company and amounts paid by the Company to third parties for transport or other service related to those goods;
(c) amounts in excess of a maximum recoverable of 75,000 SDR’s per transaction.
Upon the Customer’s written request, the Company may accept liabili- ty in excess of these limits provided the Customer pays the Company’s additional charges for such increased liability. The Customer can obtain details of these charges from the Company.


The Customer shall indemnify the Company against all duties, taxes, payments, fines, expenses, losses, claims and liabilities, including with- out limitation any storage, demurrage, port, or terminal charges and any liability to indemnify any other person against claims made against such other person by the Customer or by the owner
(a) for which the Company may be held responsible unless caused or contributed to by any negligence or breach of duty of the Company, or
(b) in excess of the liability of the Company in accordance with these Conditions,
resulting from or connected with the actions of the Company related to any service to which these conditions apply.


The Customer shall pay to the Company in cash, or as otherwise agreed, all sums immediately when due without reduction or deferment on account of any claim, counterclaim or set off.


All goods (and documents relating to goods) shall be subject to a par- ticular and general lien and right of detention for monies owing either in respect of such goods, or for any particular or general balance or other
monies owed, whether then due or not, by the Customer, sender, con- signee or owner of the goods to the Company. If these monies remain unpaid for 10 days after the Company sends notice of the exercise of its rights to these persons by any means of communication reasonable in the circumstances, the goods may be sold by private contract or oth- erwise at the sole discretion of the Company, and the net proceeds applied on account of the monies owing. The Company will not be liable for any deficiencies or reduction in value received on the sale of the goods nor, will the Customer be relieved from the liability merely because the goods have been sold.


The Company shall, unless otherwise expressly agreed, be discharged of all liability under these conditions unless suit is brought within 9 months from
(a) the date of delivery of the goods for claims to damage to goods, or
(b) the date when the goods should have been delivered for claims for delay in delivery or loss of goods.
With respect to loss or damage other than loss of or damage to the goods, the 9 months period shall be counted from the time when the act or omission of the Company giving rise to the claim occurred.


The Company shall be entitled to be paid and retain all brokerages paid by carriers, commissions, documentation allowances, profits on foreign exchange and other remunerations paid by third parties as is custom- ary in the trade.


These conditions shall be governed by the laws of Canada and of the province within Canada in which the Company has its principal place of business. By accepting the services provided under these conditions, the Customer irrevocably attorns to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of that province and the Federal Court of Canada.
The Parties agree that where they have used electronic communica- tions to transact in whole or in part any business such communications will be given legal effect in accordance with the provisions (so far as they may be applicable) of the Uniform Electronic Commerce Act as approved by the Uniform Law Conference of Canada.

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Copyright © Jan 2015
Adopted Jan 1, 2015