Canada

January 16, 2019


Chinese Lunar New Year is Coming Up

The Chinese Lunar New Year holiday is around the corner, and all Chinese offices will have a long holiday from February 4-10. Our offices in China have advised that, due to China customs operations, customers should not plan to ship cargo…

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January 3, 2019


Port of Montreal Welcomes First Vessel of 2019

The Virginiaborg became the first ocean-going vessel to reach the Port of Montreal without a stopover in 2019 by crossing the downstream limits of the Port at Sorel on January 2, at 3:50 a.m. As is tradition, Captain Volodymyr Yurchenko…

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December 11, 2018


Will LNG Help Meet Sulfur Caps?

In anticipation of the enforcement of the International Maritime Organization’s global fuel sulfur cap, liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering services are considered a ‘clean’ option to meet the 2020 global 0.5% sulfur cap.

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November 17, 2018


Are Bugs the Biggest Issue in Container Shipping Right Now?

The Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) has warned that the biggest issue since VGM [container weighing] could be concerns that parasites and other invasive species are being spread globally on the outside of containers, contributing to the demise of local ecodiversity.

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November 13, 2018


IATA Makes E-AWB Standard Starting From 2019

The International Air Transport Association will make the electronic air waybill (E-AWB) the default contract of carriage for all air cargo shipments on enabled trade lanes effective January 1, 2019.

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October 4, 2018


Things to Know About USMCA, the New NAFTA

Late Sunday evening, the U.S. and Canada announced that they had reached a compromise in their negotiations to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The new pact is an alliance between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada (hence the…

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