Cargo customers of Hanjin Shipping have begun dealing with the widespread fallout from the carrier’s collapse yesterday in what is said to be the largest ever bankruptcy of a global container line, with significant delays to some cargo expected and the potential need to arrange replacement shipments.

As reported in Lloyd’s Loading List, South Korea’s largest container shipping group …


 

August 31, 2016

South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd (117930.KS) filed for court receivership on Wednesday after losing the support of its banks, setting the stage for its assets to be frozen as ports from China to Spain denied access to its vessels.

Banks led by state-run Korea Development Bank (KDB) withdrew backing for the world’s seventh-largest container carrier …


 

With the increasing likelihood of a potential work disruption at Canada Post, we want to inform our clients that we are making the necessary arrangements to ensure you receive your billing promptly.

For all payments, please contact Lina Crivello (lcrivello@omnitrans.com) at 514-982-3222, who will coordinate delivery methods other than mail.

If you are not currently on our …


 

In-light of the possible Canada Post strike which may occur as early as Saturday July 2nd 2016, Omnitrans’ Courier Group has service solutions to help our clients mitigate the potential impact to their business.

Our solutions are tailored for both envelopes and small parcels (150 pounds or less), destined for both Canada and the USA.

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Please be noted that there will be a G20 Summit meeting of World leaders in Hangzhou, Zhejiang China on September 4-5, 2016. Due to the presence of these Foreign Dignitaries, we expect road and highway closures to ensure their safety and security. 

As well, in anticipation of their arrival, the following work has started which may affect the timeline …


 

Please note the below dates as announced by The Quebec Ministry of Transportation for the 2016 spring thaw period.  Kindly take note that the start and end dates can be changed by the Quebec Ministry of Transportation depending on actual weather conditions.

It is recommended to visit the Ministry’s website for full and updated details:

https://www.mtq.gouv.qc.ca/usagers/vehiculelourd/degel/Pages/Periode-de-degel.aspx

Zone 1(Montreal)Zone

Shanghai        Shenzhen          Qingdao

We are pleased to announce the expansion of our international freight operations with the opening of Omnitrans (China) Ltd, our own company in China. Effective March 14, 2016, Omnitrans will service China from its strategically located offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Qingdao, the three key trading and distribution centers.

In conjunction with our North American and …


 

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