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: Jul 18, 2019

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency’s enforcement date for the new in-bond process is going into effect on Monday, July 29, 2019. Download FAQ Last summer, CBP implemented several amendments to the in-bond process, effective August 6th, 2018.... Read more >

Posted: May 24, 2019

On Thursday, May 23, 2019, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union served official notice to GCT Global Container Terminals Canada that its members will begin striking effective 7 a.m. on Monday, May 27. The parties will continue to negotiate in... Read more >

Posted: May 17, 2019

A cybersecurity breach in Facebook’s messaging app, WhatsApp, has left users vulnerable to malicious spyware installed on their smartphones. The Financial Times reported that surveillance spyware was installed on phones using WhatsApp’s call feature. The software was installed even if... Read more >

Posted: May 16, 2019

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has announced the transfer of 731 of its agents from ports along the northern border to the southern border. These officers are being temporarily moved in order to support the influx of... Read more >

Posted: Mar 11, 2019

Air Canada Cargo has announced it will be collaborating with GTA dnata, at its Toronto Pearson International Airport hub, to service pharmaceutical shipments. Effective February 26, 2019, pharmaceutical shipments that are booked with Air Canada Cargo will be handled at... Read more >

Posted: Mar 7, 2019

The lithium battery guidance document is based on the provisions set out in the 2019-2020 Edition of the ICAO Technical Instruction for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (Technical Instructions) and the 60th Edition of the IATA Dangerous... Read more >

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 >

Posted: Aug 28, 2018

As of October, 15 2018 to May 15 2019 oversized and overweight vehicles will be diverted to Queenston-Lewiston Bridge crossing during this time frame. The final phase of the Peace Bridge rehabilitation project will prohibit oversized and overweight vehicles. The... Read more >

Posted: Jul 27, 2018

The Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT) recently issued a notice to industry partners, notifying them of extended truck gate operating hours and an associated flat fee of $35 per laden container, which will take effect September 17, 2018. This charge... Read more >

Posted: Jul 4, 2018

As of August 1, 2018 RIV fees are increasing.  The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has published CN 18-06 to advise importers that vehicles required to be registered with the Registrar of Imported Vehicles (RIV) using a Form 1 or... Read more >