18
Feb

Surge of US imports from Asia in January extends peak into 2021

US imports from Asia in January increased 14 percent from January 2020, extending the peak shipping season that began last July for an unprecedented seven consecutive months. If import volumes remain near January’s level of 1.59 million TEU through the spring — as retailers, terminal operators and freight forwarders said is possible given the importance of e-commerce merchandise to the US trade

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23
Nov

Ports of Los Angeles/Long Bech Congestion Update

Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach – The Port of Los Angeles processed an increase of 27.3% TEUs in October 2020 compared to October 2019. Propelled by replenishment of inventories and retailers preparing for upcoming holidays, October marked the busiest month in the Port’s 114-year history. In Los Angeles, vessel wait time is 4 days due to yard congestion, high import

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24
Sep

Montreal and Halifax Update

Montreal and Halifax Update   Dear Valued Client , As you are aware, due to prolonged labor disruptions at the port of Montreal in August, a number of sailings were diverted to the Port of Halifax. While some congestion due to the influx of additional cargo was expected, we regret to advise excessive dwell times continue to be experienced. To add to

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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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