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…

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…

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…

CN Rail Strike Update

Please be advised that The Teamsters Canadian Rail Conference – Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY), representing 3,200 Canadian National (CN) employees in Canada, went on strike at 12:01 a.m. ET on Tuesday, November 19. CN and TCRC-CTY continue to negotiate in good faith to reach a fair agreement.     CN Managers will attempt to maintain a certain level of service. While it is…

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…