Canada & USA – Transpacific Eastbound GRI Update

Please be advised that carriers have announced their intentions to implement a General Rate Increase (GRI) effective June 15, 2021, applicable on the Asia & ISC to Canada & USA trade lanes at the following levels: GRI effective June 15, 2021: USD 2700 per 20′ container USD 3000 per 40′ container USD 3500 per 40′…

Premium Booking Service Cancellation Fee

Please be advised that should a confirmed Premium Booking Service ocean freight booking be cancelled or postponed, by the Shipper or Consignee, or containers do not arrive at the port of departure in time for targeted vessel loading, a Booking Cancellation Fee of USD 500 per container will be applicable. Reducing the number of containers…

Update on Container Operations at the Port of Montreal

We would like to inform our customers that the Maritime Employer’s Association at the Port of Montreal has received a strike notice, which will be starting on Thursday, July 2nd at 3:00 PM EST and ending on Saturday, July 4th at 6:59 AM EST. This will result in a work stoppage for 2 of the 19 terminals operated by MGTP at the Port of Montreal, during this time.  These pressure tactics exercised by the Longshoremen’s Union, will…

Canada – Container Terminal & Rail Service Update

Canadian ocean freight terminals both on the West Coast, as well as East Coast, are currently experiencing longer than normal dwell times. Numerous factors including port congestion and bad weather conditions at Northern China Ports of Shanghai, Qingdao and Ningbo have led to vessel departure and arrival delays ultimately resulting in missed berthing windows at…