News

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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25
Jul

Team Building: K1 Speed Go-Kart Racing

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

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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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11
Jun

Fighting COVID-19 One Mask At A Time

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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16
Mar

COVID-19 Preventative Measures

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

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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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