Update from Montreal Port Authority – No Operations at Termont and MGT Terminals on July 31. Opening this Weekend

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) is advising its clients and partners that due to Wednesday evening’s events both container terminal operators, Termont and MGT, have advised  there will be no operations in any of their terminals (Cast, Maisonneuve, Racine and Viau Terminals) on Friday, July 31st.     This mutual decision was taken by the two operating partners in order to ensure the health and safety of all the employees working in their facilities.  Operations…

Mise à jour sur les services portuaires au Port de Montréal

Vendredi dernier, l’Association des employeurs maritimes a annoncé que le syndicat des débardeurs appliquera des moyens de pression via une grève générale de 72 heures au port de Montréal la semaine prochaine, du 27 au 31 juillet, se terminant à 6 h 59 le 31 juillet. Tous les terminaux seront touchés à l’exception des services Oceanex…

Port of Montreal Checkers’ Union to Strike Friday – Correction

The Maritime Employers Association received a notice to strike from the Port of Montreal Checkers’ Union’s executive committee. The strike will start on Friday, July 31st at 5:59 am and end on Saturday, August 1st, at 5:59 am. (Yesterday’s bulletin mistakenly indicated that the strike will end at 5:59 pm on Saturday.)  Not affected by…

Port of Montreal Update on Port Services

Last Friday, the Maritime Employers Association announced that the longshoremen’s union will apply pressure tactics via a 72-hour general strike that will take place at the Port of Montreal next week, from July 27 to July 31, ending at 6:59 on July 31.  All terminals will be affected except for Oceanex services and the grain terminals. Negotiations are…

U.S. Customs Adjusting Certain User Fees Effective October 1, 2020

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (U.S. CBP) has announced adjustments to many user fees beginning October 1, 2020 covering its 2021 fiscal year. Such fees are reviewed annually as required by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), in accordance with the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). The table below outlines some common…