Montreal longshore workers started an indefinite strike Monday, August 10th escalating their dispute with employers after two recent four-day strikes that prompted container lines to divert ships from the port. The latest strike action, coupled with low expectations among some employers of federal intervention, suggests the second-largest Canadian port faces a long-lasting disruption. Leading up to the strike, longshore workers
At Transatlantic we like to keep spirits high with our team, even during these chaotic times in the world. Team building is a huge way to relieve stress together, so yesterday we hit the track at K1 Speed in Addison, IL for some friendly competition. Of course Peter won, but we all got to let loose on the track, and
Dear clients and partners, We want to inform you that the Maritime Employers Association has received a strike notice effective Monday, July 27 at 7:00 a.m. until Friday, July 31 at 6:59 a.m. there will be a suspension of mooring services usually provided by longshoremen and cargo handling services at Port of Montreal terminals during this four-day period.
The latest round of potential tariffs on EU imports to the United States could be as high as 100 percent imports. A rush to get European imports into the United States before a potential wave of tariffs is imposed in August could further tighten westbound trans-Atlantic capacity in the coming weeks, increasing the risk of rolled cargo. There was front-loading
Airfreight Updates Transatlantic has gathered several noteworthy updates effecting the airfreight market. This list will be updated as information is made available. · We are receiving reports of severe congestion at both Hong Kong and Shanghai airports. Some carriers have temporarily suspended select service levels out of both airports to Canada, US, Latin America, Europe and India in an effort
Dear Clients, Partners, Friends and Family, Under the current circumstances and the critical situation that has been created by COVID-19 in the United States, we are being confronted on a daily basis with the consequences on society at large and our business in particular. We need to be prepared to comply with restrictions and various safety measures announced by United
With the impact of COVID-19 spreading from the far east through the USA and Europe, it’s true that capacities are drastically depleting everywhere. Due to the travel suspension placed by our government (now for flights both in and out of the country), many companies will soon be facing a hardship trying to get their regular supply of inventory to keep
Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged an end to the two-week-long rail blockades that have crippled trade throughout the country as cargo backed up at Canadian ports and forced a Montreal marine terminal to stop accepting import cargo. Container dwell times and congestion at the Port of Vancouver increased Friday at facilities served by Canadian Pacific Railway as protesters conducted
Shippers will begin to feel the disruption to their supply chains with delays and decreased capacity as carriers are reducing the number of vessels in an effort to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. Home to several of the busiest container ports and airports, a lockdown on China factories and workers is having a rippling effect in consumer supply chains.