The International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) Coast Longshore Division will stop work for eight hours on Friday, June 19, 2020 in observance of Juneteenth from Washington state to California.  In support of ILWU, DP World Canada Terminals in Prince Rupert, Nanaimo, Fraser Surrey, and Vancouver will temporarily halt cargo operations on Friday, June 19 as well.  Cargo operations


 

On April 3, 2020, the Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland, issued the following statement on Canada’s ratification of the new NAFTA: 

“Canada has now notified the United States and Mexico that we have completed our domestic ratification process of the new NAFTA. This is an important step towards implementing this essential trade agreement.

“The Canadian government will continue to …


 

FROM HAPAG-LLOYD:

“We regret to inform you that on 3 January, a fire broke out in one container on the deck of the vessel Yantian Express (voyage 108E) on her way from Colombo to Halifax and spread to additional containers. Due to bad weather conditions, the fire has not been successfully contained yet and has significantly increased in intensity


 

FROM CP CUSTOMER RESOURCES:

Canadian Pacific (CP) has received notice from the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Train & Engine (TCRC), and by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) that members of the respective unions will be withdrawing their services to operate freight and passenger trains and to maintain CP’s signaling systems in Canada, effective 0001, Saturday, April …


The new E-log mandate in the U.S., combined with a strong economy, fuel cost increases and a driver shortage, has created the perfect storm for rate hikes and a trucking capacity crunch.

As demand for truck freight grows and supply continues to decline, businesses will find it increasingly difficult to manage their supply chains where truck freight is concerned.

Trucking …