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: Jun 8, 2016

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that it is expanding Free and Secure Trade (FAST) benefits for members of its trusted trader programs.  They also announced plans to increase the number of dedicated FAST lanes to provide low-risk, pre-approved importers,... Read more >

Posted: May 3, 2016

The trucking industry needs a solution to its labor shortage. It may not have one though, because there's a good chance it has been blessed with two.

Posted: May 3, 2016

The U.S. trucking industry is already teetering on the edge of crisis mode - if it hasn't entered it already - and infrastructure issues only exacerbate the problem.

Posted: Apr 21, 2016

A former member of the California State Assembly believes that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) will be a boon for the Golden State.

Posted: Apr 19, 2016

In order to thrive in the contemporary trade environment, ports will have to make adjustments.

Posted: Apr 16, 2016

Maritime shippers are plagued by overcapacity with still more on the way for some others, and that has left a significant number of container ships idle.

Posted: Apr 14, 2016

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.

Posted: Apr 12, 2016

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.

Posted: Apr 5, 2016

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 >

Posted: Apr 5, 2016

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 >