Trade News / Freight and transportation updates

Posted: Feb 15, 2019

Each year, a number of Canadian provinces implement a “Spring Thaw” policy, enforcing reduced trailer load restrictions in order to protect roads from significant damage at a time of year when roads are most vulnerable to damage due to high... Read more >

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Posted: May 29, 2018

The unions representing workers at Canadian Pacific (CP), one of Canada’s largest railway network, have served CP with a strike notice set to commence at 22:00, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Should the parties fail to resolve the current impasse in... Read more >

Posted: May 21, 2018

Canada Border Services Agency has recently issued on May 11, 2018 Customs Notice 18-04. This notice replaces Customs Notice 17-22 and provides a provision to the interim process to address a specific scenario for single shipments (back to back) destined... Read more >

Posted: Mar 26, 2018

Transport Canada (TC) invites you to participate in stakeholder consultations regarding a new Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Client Identification Database (CID). Public safety depends on Transport Canada knowing who is transporting dangerous goods in Canada, as well as knowing... Read more >

Posted: Feb 8, 2018

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) at the Port of Blaine (in Washington State) has announced repairs are underway in Cargo Lane #3 at the Blaine, Pacific Highway, Port of Entry. On February 5, 2018, the Port experienced damage to... Read more >

Posted: Jan 8, 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) extended the enforcement date for the new ‘In-Bond’ regulation changes for six months. The new rules went into effect on November 27, 2017. Effective July 2, 2018: The paper CBP 7512 form will no... Read more >

Posted: Jan 8, 2018

Under Advanced Commercial Information (ACI) and eManifest initiatives, carriers must provide electronic cargo and conveyance data to the CBSA in advance of arriving at the Canadian border. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) encourages shippers to assist carriers in meeting... Read more >

Posted: Jan 4, 2018

On December 29th, CN issued the following advisory: CN is experiencing the prolonged effects of severe cold weather conditions in our Canadian and U.S. Midwest rail network. As part of CN’s winter preparedness and train operating plan, when cold temperatures... Read more >

Posted: Nov 24, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued CSMS 17-000729 noting an increase in trucks entering the United States at a land border where a transponder’s status is showing “Not Paid”, when in fact, the carrier has a valid annual... Read more >

Posted: Nov 22, 2017

US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has issued CSMS 17-000726 advising the 2017 Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Portal Customer Satisfaction Survey is now open. CBP encourages all importers, brokers, carriers and other trade community users of ACE to take the... Read more >

Posted: Nov 16, 2017

In September, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) issued CSMS 17-000609, advising effective November 1st they would penalize any documented violation of the wood packaging material (WPM) requirements. The CBP approach was described in a Livingston Trade News – US... Read more >