Newsletter- August 29, 2022
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
Crews Strike Seaspan’s Tugboat Operations at Canada’s BC Ports
The captains and other crew members aboard Seaspan’s tugboats which operate in the ports of British Columbia, Canada, walked off their jobs on Thursday, August 25, striking after their union failed to reach a new collective bargaining agreement with Seaspan. Concern was raised that the strike could impact operations at the Port of Vancouver, which has already been experiencing congestion and delays due to the increased container volumes as well as a shortage of trucks and congestion on Canada’s rail lines. Read more here.
Volumes dip at Chinese ports among new Covid lockdowns
Import and export ocean shipment volume at Chinese ports over the past weeks has declined as strict COVID-19 lockdowns have returned in tourist towns.
FourKites reports its data show that as several large Chinese cities have been rolling out stringent lockdown policies, volume at the Port of Shanghai has started to decrease since the peak in mid-July, down 18 percent since then. Read more here.
GROUND AND RAIL FREIGHT UPDATES
CP Update: New Off-Site Storage for Lachine Terminal
Due to the increasing volume of international import containers dwelling at its inland terminals, CP is implementing an initiative to manage fluidity at its Lachine Terminal through the securement of a local satellite storage facility located at Amar Transport.
No billing changes are required.
Containers moved to Amar Transport will be communicated to CP’s direct customers, who will provide direction as required.
The process to pick up at the Amar Transport facility remains the same as at the Lachine Terminal: Carriers will need to ensure any applicable charges have been guaranteed and a valid pickup number is required prior to attending the gate. Validation of information will be enforced.
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