Canada & USA – Transpacific Eastbound GRI Update

Please be advised that the previously announced February 1, 2020 General Rate Increase (GRI) applicable on the Asia & Indian Sub-Continent to Canada & USA trade lanes, has been postponed to February 15, 2020. GRI effective February 15, 2020: USD 20.00 per cbm or 500 kg USD 900 per 20′ container USD 1000 per 40′ container…

Critical Cargo Updates from China – January 30, 2020

As Delmar is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak in China, we have gathered the following critical updates from the region: Air Cargo Out of an abundance of caution, in some cases due to government advisories, several airlines have temporarily suspended flights to China, affecting commercial cargo schedules globally. For example, Air Canada has ceased flights to China…

Strikes Begin to Affect Ocean Freight Services in France

The weeks-long strikes over French President Emmanuel Macron’s new pension reform plan have disrupted commerce across France, and labor actions at seaports are now forcing alterations to at least some container services.  The port disruptions include tug operator and docker strikes at Le Havre and Marseille, two of France’s largest cargo ports. More details can…