Canada

Port of Prince Rupert
09 Jul 2014
Canadian National Railway will issue equipment allocations to ocean carrier customers shipping through Port Metro Vancouver and the Port of Prince Rupert as it struggles to cope with what it called an unexpected surge in U.S.-bound cargo linked to the July 1 expiration of the U.S. West Coast longshore contract.
25 Jun 2014
West coast Canadian ports experienced double-digit year-over-year volume growth in May.
23 Jun 2014
Canadian truck drivers are bristling at a U.S. proposal to more than double the fees they pay to authorities at the border.
Intermodal volume on U.S. railroads is up 5.8 percent year-over-year in the first 24 weeks of 2014.
19 Jun 2014
The volume of intermodal units traveling on U.S. railroads last week was the highest ever seen, the Association of American Railroads reports.
17 Jun 2014
Truck drivers in Vancouver who suspect that they are being paid less than the minimum rate established by the government can now voice their complaints via a hotline established by the port authority and the British Columbia transportation ministry.
17 Jun 2014
Spot market freight volumes, as measured by the DAT North American Freight Index, have started to normalize after a harsh winter that drove the index to new heights.
Truck in Vancouver, British Columbia
17 Jun 2014
Harbor trucking interests at Port Metro Vancouver are working with port and government transport officials to prevent driver unrest from escalating into another damaging strike at Canada’s largest port.
13 Jun 2014
The Canadian government is contributing C$3 million to a new project that aims to reduce trucker wait times at Port Metro Vancouver.
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for June 13
13 Jun 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in various trade routes to take effect in July...
12 Jun 2014
Canada’s Minister of Labor Kellie Leitch is heading to Vancouver, British Columbia, tonight to mediate a labor dispute between Seaspan and two tugboat unions that guide ships into and out of the port, in the hopes of avoiding a strike.
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for June 6
06 Jun 2014
Numerous container lines have planned general rate increases in various trade routes to take effect July 1, although any gains achieved could be fleeting as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.

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