The European Community’s Ambassador to Canada, Marie-Anne Coninsx, has confirmed in a recent interview with CTV News that the Canada and European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will essentially be accomplished within the next year, despite it not being fully ratified yet.

An integral stage towards implementation will be the agreement and consent of the European Parliament.  …


Greater Toronto Area Container Delivery Rate Adjustments

Following the recent CTAO labor action and subsequent negotiations, drayage costs in Toronto and the surrounding areas have increased from 40% to 60%.
 
Omnitrans continues to work closely with our partners in an effort to mitigate the impact to our customers. At this time we are left with no choice but to

Huge Explosion In Chinese Port City Of Tianjin Injures At Least 300

Huge explosions at a container port in the northeastern Chinese city of Tianjin have injured at least 300 people, state media outlets and officials said Wednesday. The state-run Beijing News said on its website that between 300 and 400 people had been admitted to hospitals in the city,

CP Rail – Labor dispute update: Teamsters Votes 93% In Favour Of Strike Action – If Necessary                                

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) members (Locomotive Engineers, Conductors, Trainmen and Yardmen) throughout Canada has voted 93% in favor of taking strike action if necessary to obtain a settlement with Canadian Pacific Railway.
 
The Teamsters Union and CP are currently

CN Updates on Labour at Vancouver’s CLC Conference This Week

During a panel session at the Canadian Logistics Conference (CLC) in Vancouver earlier this week, Jean-Jacques Ruest, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer CN spoke at some length about the current labour situation at CN. The title of the panel was "Intermodal Supply Chains: Creating Realistic Expectations" and Mr. Ruest’s

Vessels Backing Up At An Alarming Rate On The West Coast

Vessels are backing up at an alarming rate at West Coast ports due to congested marine terminals and work slowdowns by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. The Marine Exchange of Southern California reported Wednesday that 17 container ships were at anchor and awaiting berths in Los Angeles-Long Beach.

CN Updates on Labour at Vancouver’s CLC Conference This Week

During a panel session at the Canadian Logistics Conference (CLC) in Vancouver earlier this week, Jean-Jacques Ruest, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer CN spoke at some length about the current labour situation at CN. The title of the panel was "Intermodal Supply Chains: Creating Realistic Expectations" and Mr. Ruest’s

Carriers Reinstate Low Water Surcharge at Port of Montreal

Unbelievably, both MSC and Hapag Lloyd have advised the reinstatement of a Low Water Surcharge (LWS) for December for cargo westbound to the Port of Montreal, just about a month after the last LWS was cancelled. The details of each LWS differ, but one can only assume that the reasoning and