The impacts of slavery, forced labour, and child labour are alive and well in Canada – in the clothes you wear, the home appliances you buy, and the ingredients you use in your favourite family dinners. Anything can be tainted by the labour of the enslaved, imprisoned, children, and those working to pay off debt assumed by their parents, …


 

Transport Canada has revised the rules governing worker fatigue for the rail industry.

The federal agency announced Wednesday that the Duty/Rest Rules for Railway Operating Employees have been updated to better reflect the latest science on fatigue management. The adjustments will also help ensure that Canadians working or living near railways are kept safe, Transport Canada said.

The agency …


 

The Halifax Port Authority is in the planning stages of a new Marine Container Examination Facility (MCEF) and associated access route to Fairview Cove Container Terminal.

It would be used to manage container inspections for Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

It is also expected that the project would provide additional employment opportunities for the local community during construction, improve …


 

Colombo port is still experiencing operational delays of +48 hours due to labor shortage as a result of a recent resurgence in COVID-19 cases.

Delays in vessel berthing is averaging 1-2 days.

Additionally, adverse weather conditions (rain & wind) is adding to delays due to intermittent work suspensions.

Due to this adverse situation, you might start seeing some of …


 

The robust profits container lines reported in the third quarter, the best in a decade, stand in stark contrast to dismal service levels and worsening container imbalances out of Asia that comes with the sting of rates that have hit record levels in the trans-Pacific and six-year highs on Asia–Europe trades.

· Maersk Line reported earnings before interest, taxes, …


Prince Rupert

· Vessel berth wait times are currently at 4 – 5 days; vessel backlog is expected to last though December

· Yard utilization is 100%

· Rail dwell time is 7-9 days

 

Vancouver

· Vessel berth wait times are currently at 4 – 6 days; vessel backlog is expected to last through December

· Yard utilization is …