Trade News / Freight and transportation updates

Posted: Feb 18, 2020

February 18, 2020 – Over the two weeks, the Canadian National Railway Co. (CN Rail) and the Canadian Pacific Railway (CP Rail) have been experiencing considerable backlogs due to a number of rail blockades on their network. As a result, Canadian... Read more >

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Posted: Jun 18, 2020

June 18, 2020 – International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10 is calling for a one-day work stoppage in response to racism and police brutality. The protest is also in answer to plans of privatizing the port of Oakland which... Read more >

Posted: Feb 28, 2020

February 28, 2020 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued CSMS #41799886 designating the Port of Ysleta, Texas, as port code 2401, effective March 16th, 2020. Adding Ysleta as a separate and distinct port of entry within CBP’s El... Read more >

Posted: Feb 24, 2020

Montreal Gateway Terminals (MGT) has announced that, effective Tuesday February 25th, 2020, a Force Majeure will be declared due to the blockades that have brought services across most of CN Rail’s network to a halt. To avoid further gridlocks resulting... Read more >

Posted: Feb 18, 2020

February 18, 2020 – Over the two weeks, the Canadian National Railway Co. (CN Rail) and the Canadian Pacific Railway (CP Rail) have been experiencing considerable backlogs due to a number of rail blockades on their network. As a result, Canadian... Read more >

Posted: Feb 12, 2020

February 12, 2020 – The Canadian National Railway Co. (CN Rail) has released an update on the status of blockades that have been set up in British Columbia and Ontario in solidarity with opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project... Read more >

Posted: Feb 12, 2020

February 12, 2020 – Every year, a number of Canadian provinces implement a “Spring Thaw” policy, which specifies reduced trailer load restrictions in order to protect roads from significant damage at a time of year when roads are most vulnerable... Read more >

Posted: Dec 12, 2019

December 12, 2019 – Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently issued Customs Notice CN19-23 advising industry on the changes to the eligibility criteria for Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program. CBSA has extended FAST lane eligibility to highway carriers and... Read more >

Posted: Nov 26, 2019

November 26, 2019 – The Canadian National Railway Company (CN Rail) and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) have reached a tentative agreement. CN Rail has released the following statement: “We are pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has... Read more >

Posted: Nov 19, 2019

November 19, 2019 – Train operators went on strike just after midnight this morning. CN Rail has released the following statement: “We are informing you that the TCRC has initiated strike action. We will return to negotiations today with the... Read more >

Posted: Oct 29, 2019

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has released the Incoterms 2020 update of their international trade terms for the sale of goods. The new version of Incoterms 2020 takes effect as of January 1, 2020. The Incoterms rules define the... Read more >