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ILWU begins limited work action at Vancouver Ports

Limited work actions by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) are planned to begin today at Deltaport and Vanterm, potentially affecting Canada’s main west coast transportation hub. The negotiations have been ongoing since March 2019, and involve approximately 6000 workers … Continue reading

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Yantian Express Finally Calls at Halifax

As Stan Rogers might have said, it’s been six long months since she sailed away, but she just made Halifax yesterday. Hapag-Lloyd’s Yantian Express sailed from Columbo, Sri Lanka, in December 2018, but in January the ship was struck by … Continue reading

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Canada – US reach agreement on Steel + Aluminum Tariffs

Canada and the USA have reached an agreement that will bring an end to a nearly year-long trade war between the two countries, according to multiple sources. In March 2018, citing national security concerns, the Trump administration imposed tariffs of … Continue reading

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FIATA Publishes Best Practices on Quality of Containers

In April 2019 the FIATA Working Group Sea Transport published a guide outlining problems and best practices in “Container Shipping and Quality of Containers“.  This follows on their guide for best practices in respect of  demurrage and detention on containers, published last year.  Containers … Continue reading

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