Italy temporarily suspends non-essential cargo activity beginning March 25, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and measures taken by the government of Italy, beginning on Wednesday, March 25th until Friday, April 3rd, all non-essential cargo activity will be suspended, with the end date subject to change. However, key goods such as food, medical supplies, paper products and various chemicals will continue to move throughout the country.   As a direct consequence, cargo delivery, pickup and bookings during this period will be disrupted.   Delmar…

Canada & USA – Transpacific Eastbound GRI Update

Please be advised that the previously announced March 1, 2020 General Rate Increase (GRI) applicable on the Asia & Indian Sub-Continent to Canada & USA trade lanes, has been postponed to March 15, 2020. GRI effective March 15, 2020: USD 20.00 per cbm or 500 kgUSD 900 per 20′ containerUSD 1000 per 40′ containerUSD 1125 per…

Important Rail Cargo Updates – February 13, 2020

As a result of the continued protester blockades on Canadian National (CN) Rail lines in the provinces of British Columbia, Ontario and now Manitoba, Delmar is issuing the following advisory containing important cargo options: Delmar has suspended all new bookings into the port of Prince Rupert until further notice. Cargo that currently remains in the…

Chinese New Year Extended Through February 9, 2020, in Additional Provinces

Per the latest developments associated with the coronavirus, the government of China has once again extended the Chinese Lunar New Year in additional provinces. As a result, please note that all Delmar China offices are now closed and will re-open on February 10, 2020. Rest assured that key personnel will continue to work remotely in order to maintain operations in the region.  Delmar will continue…

Winter Storm Causes Delays at the Port of Vancouver

Due to an abnormally high snowfall in the region, delays are expected in regards to cargo movement at the Port of Vancouver.  In addition to hampered port efforts, truck drivers are also experiencing pickup delays due to the main port access street (Knight Street) currently closed to traffic. With more snow forecast for this evening,…

China – Lunar New Year Holiday Schedule

Please be advised that government and business establishments located in mainland China will be closed for Lunar New Year-Spring Festival holidays January 24-30, 2020. Major ocean freight carriers have advised that capacity on Transpacific Eastbound vessels has been tight in recent weeks. This situation is expected to persist during the run-up to the holidays, and…