“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



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 …


Please be advised that Chinese New Year holidays will start on Thursday, February 15, 2018 and end on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

During this time, Omnitrans China offices as well as all government offices (e.g. Customs, CIQ, etc.) will be closed.

Offices will re-open on Thursday, February 22, 2018.

Please also note that offices will be exceptionally open on …


As reported by Bloomberg BNA:

Factory operations suspended under sweeping environmental inspections are affecting supply chains in China ranging from chemicals to electronics to textiles, creating a crunch at its ports and uncertain timelines for deliveries, sources told Bloomberg BNA.

“Tens of thousands” of factories have been affected in and near the major urban centers, with impacts ranging from …


Given the current situation at Prince Rupert port, COSCO expects port congestion will not improve within the next few weeks.

To avoid service being heavily affected by this congestion, COSCO has decided to apply a change of destination— from Prince Rupert Terminal to Vancouver-Centerm Terminal—for all IPI cargo destined to Canadian inland terminals on the CPNW service.

This is …