Certain Concrete Reinforcing Bar

Notice of initiation of investigation The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation on September 22, 2020, under the Special Import Measures Act respecting the alleged injurious dumping of certain concrete reinforcing bar from the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Republic of Indonesia, the Italian Republic, the Federation…

PNW Service Schedule Update

On Monday, September 14th, 2020, there was a CN train derailment east of Hope, BC causing an additional day delay at Deltaport due to car supply disruption. Other main conditions causing accumulated delay remain similar- both PRR and VAN terminals have been experiencing congestion due to lack of CN car supply.  Coupled with the delays in…

Canada & USA – Transpacific Eastbound GRI/PSS Update

Please be advised that the September 15, 2020 General Rate Increase (GRI), applicable on the Asia & Indian Sub-Continent (ISC) to Canada & USA trade lanes, and announced at levels of USD 1000 per 40′ container, will be implemented at mitigated levels. Updated rates taking the above mentioned measure into account will be published as…

Canada Updates Import Requirements for Organic Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has provided updated guidance concerning the import of organic fresh fruits and vegetables. Effective October 1st, 2020, imports of these products will require a digital copy of the organic product certification (certificate) be provided with the Integrated Import Declaration (IID) transmitted for customs release purposes.  Importers should take careful note of these new requirements. They should ensure organic certificates…

Port Of Montreal Congestion Surcharge

Dear Valued Customer,  Following last month’s strike, the yard density at the Port of Montreal has reached critical levels and we are seeking your assistance to collect your containers within, or before, the end of your five-day free storage period. This will help reinstate the fluidity at the Port and minimise the impact on your supply chain. …

East Coast Ports Congestion

Dear Customer,  As per our previous notices, the Montreal port strike has generated a substantial slowdown of operations resulting in a negative impact on all steamship lines while impeding the various carrier’s ability to move cargo in a timely manner and maintain same level of service.  This recent disruption forced many steamship lines to redirect vessels to Halifax, NS and Saint…