Trade News / Freight and transportation updates
U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has issued CSMS 17-000612 advising, effective November 1st, they will penalize any documented violation of the wood packaging material (WPM) requirements, eliminating its previous policy of allowing up to five (5) violations before taking... Read more >
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One Pacific nation not involved in the Trans Pacific Partnership is working on a trade agreement of its own with one of the pact's member countries.
West Coast ports have been pushing through recoveries after the significant slowdowns and losses of business that plagued them during the 2014-2015 congestion crisis. Now some, such as Oakland, have evidence that they are making progress.
The Minister of Transport has issued a new protective direction banning the shipment of lithium-ion batteries on passenger aircraft’s. Effective April 1, 2016, the ban prohibits passenger aircraft in Canada from transporting shipments of lithium-ion batteries (packed on their own... Read more >
As 2014 dragged on the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) began to toss verbal barbs at each other because their contract negotiations reached an impasse. In late 2015 and early 2016, the collaboration... Read more >
Effective October 16, 2016 Transport Canada Air Cargo Security program comes into effect. The Regulations Amending the Canadian Aviation Security Regulations, 2012 and the Designated Provisions Regulations (Air Cargo) outline the rules of a voluntary program for shippers (known consignors)... Read more >
While there have been some requests for a later deadline for the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) container weight rules, the organization should not expect such appeals for leniency from Canada.