CN – Labour Negotiations with TCRC Update

Please read below notice issued by CN on Saturday May 27th, 2017:

Dear Customers and Supply Chain Partners,

As you know from our previous Labour Update, CN is currently in collective bargaining with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (“TCRC”), which represents our CN conductors and yard coordinators on the CN mainline in …


 

Update on the status of the
Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and trade Agreement (CETA)


On May 11, 2017 the Senate completed its Third Reading of Bill C-30, the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act.  The bill has since received Royal Assent and will soon become law.

The next step is for the Government of Canada to …


 

Container port congestion in China is spreading up and down the coast, as new liner-alliance schedules, added to poor weather, cause disruption to container shipping operations.
 
As previously reported, Shanghai’s Yangshan terminals are experiencing lengthy delays and vessel queues. The most congested facilities at Shanghai are now suffering from berthing delays of at least two days, and sources suggest …


 

Bangladesh, a global hub for the textile trade, has been suffering from serious air and ocean freight congestion, with leading forwarders expecting things to get worse before they improve.
 
Forwarders have told Lloyd’s Loading List that importers of garments and textiles from Bangladesh continue to be thwarted by port and airport congestion that is driving up supply chain costs. …


 

The world’s busiest container port, Yangshan in China’s business hub of Shanghai, is battling severe congestion wrought by dense fog, higher-than-usual volumes and the aftermath of a shake-up in shipping alliances, ocean carriers and port officials say. More than 100 container vessels are now waiting outside the port.
 
The fog started in early April and the congestion has recently …


 

Authorized load limits are reduced during the spring thaw period in order to take into account the weaker load bearing capacity of the road network during that period.

For the 2017 spring thaw period, the dates the load restrictions start and end in each of the thaw zones are as follows:

• Zone 1: Monday February 27 (12:01 am) …


 

Please be aware that Vancouver terminal operations continue to face challenges caused by snow accumulation, labour shortages, and vessels arriving off schedule due to poor weather on the Pacific. During this time, vessels continue to arrive therefore resulting in severe congestion and higher-than-normal dwell times.

To aid with the current situation in Vancouver, CN and its partners are planning …


 

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 ([email protected]) at 514-982-3222, who will coordinate delivery methods other than mail.

If you are not currently on our …