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…

Canada and USA – Transpacific Eastbound GRI and PSS Oct. 16 Update

Please be advised that the October 15, 2019, 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 measure into account will be published as soon…

Upcoming IMO 2020 Low Sulfur Regulation

Beginning January 1, 2020, the new International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020 Low Sulfur Regulation will be in effect – at which time all sea-going vessels worldwide will have to comply and reduce their sulfur emissions by 85%. To comply with the Regulation, sulfur in fuel oil must be reduced from 3.50% to 0.50%, in addition…