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  • Canada Border Officers Vote to Strike Beginning August 6 July 31, 2021
    The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and its Customs and Immigration Union (CIU) stated that more than 8,500 unionized staff with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) have given their union an overwhelming strike mandate, questioning the federal government’s plans for a smooth reopening of the Canada-U.S. border this summer. CBSA employees could potentially begin strike action as soon as August 6, 2021. The employees ...
  • North America Shipping Update July 31, 2021
    Shipping Overview Tight rail capacity in the Los Angeles-Inland Empire area coinciding with a massive wave of U.S. imports is driving up spot truckload rates. We do not expect to see any relief for truckload rates until we see a reduction in congestion on the rail roads. Port volumes are expected to be strong through the rest of 2021. The global supply chain bottle necks have been ...
  • Securing Space in Today’s Supply Chain Environment July 28, 2021
    Recently, shippers have been experiencing new supply chain developments from historic market movements, carrier surcharges, and additional requirements to secure bookings. Many shippers have been asked for non-refundable cash deposits to secure space on vessels. The primary reason for these requests is to guarantee the shipper will appear with their cargo. In a time of unprecedented demand, carriers remain cognizant of the power they wield. Back ...