Union representative, Teamsters Canada has announced that Canada’s largest rail operators, Canadian National Railway Co. and Canadian Pacific Kansas City Ltd. are seeking a new collective agreement for their railway workers.

The main dispute is focused on reducing work shifts to offset potential public safety concerns.  The Union and the railways appear to be far apart on the demands …


 

Yemeni rebels have recently targeted a cargo ship in the Red Sea, marking the latest in a series of attacks in the region. The incident raises concerns about the safety of maritime transportation in the area. To ensure the security of freight shipping customers, it is essential for us to keep you informed about the evolving situation and consider …


 

Please be informed with the deep depression intensifying into Cyclone Michaung over the Southwest Bay of Bengal, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued a heavy to very heavy rain warning in Chennai and its nearby districts till Monday (Dec 04) evening. The IMD has issued a red alert since there is a likelihood of over 20 cm …


 

Inland Freight for USA Consolidations:

Vancouver ONLY

 

Truth & Reconciliation Holiday Schedule 2023

 

Please be advised of the following schedule:

Friday, September 29th, 2023                                  Full service

 

Monday, October 2nd, 2023                                       No Service

 

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023                                      Full Service

 


We thank you for your cooperation.

 


 

Please see the following notice regarding the closure of our offices in observance of the China Mid-Autumn Festival and National holiday:

 

  • On the 29th of September, in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival, our Omnitrans China offices will remain closed.
  • From the 30th of September through the 6th of October, in honor of the China National holiday, our China

 

We wish to inform you of a developing situation in China. Super Typhoon Saola is approaching China’s southern coast with winds over 125 miles per hour. Water levels are expected to rapidly rise and hit historical records later today.

 

Hong Kong International Airport has cancelled over 400 flights and hundreds of passengers are currently stuck. Airlines anticipate returning to …


 

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union of Canada and the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association announced late Sunday a tentative labor agreement.

Two days after the ILWU rejected a second proposal from the BCMEA, the two parties announced a tentative labor agreement. This deal was reached with the help of the Canada Industrial Relations Board.

Neither party has shared …


 

ILWU and BCMEA Strike Update – Update July 20, 2023

B.C. port workers union calls off strike notice hours after issuing it


The BCMEA has been made aware that ILWU Canada has communicated, effective immediately, that the 72-hour strike notice issued on July 19th has now been removed / rescinded.


All Container Terminals are open and operating today, without


 

As you are aware the ILWU and BCMEA had a Tentative Agreement that was reached on Thursday July 13th and the Marine terminals re-opened on Friday July 14th. All stakeholders involved initiated their recovery plans and start up was going smoothly until the ILWU Membership decided to cease work and re-engage the strike with picket lines going back up


 

On July 13, 2023, after 13 days of disruption to Canada’s West Coast ports through ILWU’s strike action, the BCMEA and ILWU reached a tentative deal.

This was accomplished through a proposed settlement provided by the senior federal mediator, pursuant to the Minister of Labour’s request under subsection 105 (2) of the Canada Labour Code. Both the BCMEA and …