Canada and USA – Transpacific Eastbound GRI and PSS July 31 Update

Please be advised that the August 1, 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, while the proposed Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) has been postponed to August 15,…

Cambodia port update

Uncertainty surrounding on-again, off-again tariffs by the United States on Chinese products has seen a growing shift in North American import volume to Southeast Asia, particularly to Cambodia and Vietnam. In the first quarter of this year, cargo traffic through the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port in Cambodia rose 16 per cent, year-over-year. In recent months, the…

Chittagong Port Update – July 19, 2019

Please be advised that severe weather has affected operations in and around the Port of Chittagong in Bangladesh. Even though weather conditions have improved slightly, lower productivity caused by the heavy rainfall in the past several days has impacted feeder vessel berthing schedules, which in turn is impacting mother vessel connections at major transshipment hubs…

New container terminal coming to the Port of Quebec

The Quebec Port Authority recently announced the signing of a long-term partnership with Hutchinson Ports and Canadian National Railway (CN) to build and operate a new terminal. Known as Laurentia, the new $775 million project is expected to have the most environmentally and technologically advanced cargo-handling facility in North America. It will be a terminal…

Increased Dwell Times at Canadian West Coast Ports

It is anticipated that ongoing delays and increased dwell times will persist at Canadian west coast ports for the next several weeks as we fast approach this year’s peak Lunar New Year shipping season. Container to rail performance levels at the Port of Vancouver in particular have been severely affected in part by CN Rail’s…