13
Aug

Montreal Longshore Workers Launch Indefinite Strike

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

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24
Jul

PORT of Montreal – 72-Hour Strike to begin on July 27th

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.  

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14
Jul

Fresh Tariff Threat Could Put Pressure On Westbound Trans-Atlantic

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

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22
Apr

COVID-19 Airfreight Updates

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

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13
Mar

Massive Flight Cancellations – COVID-19 Update

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

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24
Feb

Canadian Prime Minister Demands Rail Blockade End as Port Cargo Backlog Builds

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

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7
Feb

Shippers Feel Capacity Crunches Due to Coronavirus

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.

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3
Oct

Forwarders Push Back On Unreasonable Rises In Demurrage-Detention!

For many years we have seen a drastic fluctuation in detention, demurrage, and free-time alloted for full container loads (FCL). This has allowed the steamship lines full control of how, and when you get your container. With the increase in the dollar amounts on the invoices, and a decrease in time, many forwarders are pushing back questioning if this is

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24
Sep

Trucker Shortage Jeopardizing the Five Day Work Week

Is the 5-day work week going extinct? With trucker shortages being a crisis for corporations nationwide, we are now seeing a push back from drivers looking for extended pickup/delivery hours. Click here to check out this article on JOC.com to learn more about it!

6
Sep

FMC Speaks Out on “Reasonable” Demurrage and Detention Fees After 2018 Drayage Boom!

In a private meeting on Tuesday September 4th, 2018, Federal Maritime Commissioner Rebecca Dye spoke on the recurrent challenges shippers are facing with detention and demurrage charges.  Dye released a 19 page interim report bringing much needed clarity and transparency on the responsibilities of the FMC, and the possible solutions to the current influx. Click here to checkout this article in

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