Author: Anuj Narang

U.S. Customs begins enforcing Uyghur Forced Labor Protection Act

This is going to hurt– Are your supply chains ready for the Forced Labor Act? For importers of Chinese products, June 21 is a critical date and coming fast. On that day, U.S. Customs will begin enforcing the Uyghur Forced Labor Protection Act, banning all imports from...

Rail and Truck Updates

CN Maintains Normal Rail Operations across Canada as IBEW Strikes CN announced yesterday that normal rail operations continue safely as it has implemented its operational contingency plan. The plan allows the company to maintain a normal level of safe rail operations across Canada and serve its...

CN Rail signal and communications workers go on strike across Canada

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), which represents about 750 Canadian National Railway Co. employees, says signal and communication workers have walked off the job across the country. IBEW's Steve Martin confirmed in a text that workers were legally on strike as of 11 a.m. local...

Union Representing Signals and Communications at CN goes on strike

We would like to inform you that confirmed yesterday he International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), which represents approximately 750 employees in Canada, has given the CN a 72-hour notice of its intention to strike as of 11:00 AM Eastern Time on June 18, 2022. CN...

Port of Halifax boosts rail intermodal capacity with second daily train

Rail intermodal capacity at the Port of Halifax is increasing with CN’s addition of a second daily train serving inland markets, effective Friday, June 17.  The Halifax Port Authority, terminal operator PSA Halifax and CN have been working to reduce terminal dwell time which has...

Reports of Colombo Port’s Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated, Say Shippers

Shipping stakeholders in Sri Lanka have hit back at claims carriers are avoiding the port of Colombo over the country’s political and economic crisis. According to Rohan Masakorala, CEO of Shippers’ Academy Colombo, the South Asian transhipment hub did suffer some operational disruption last month, but...

Port of Halifax addresses supply chain issues 

The Port of Halifax continues to work with its supply chain partners – CN and PSA Halifax – to address the ongoing challenges that are having an impact on intermodal dwell times at Halifax.  We are aware that extended dwell times are frustrating.  There are...

South Korean Ports Introduce Backup Plans as 25,000 Truckers Strike

Unionised truck drivers in South Korea went on strike today, demanding that freight rates which guarantee basic wages must be achieved. The Safe Trucking Freight Rates System was introduced during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 to deter dangerous driving and to ensure...

Shanghai Port Waiting Times Returning to Normal

Port congestion at Shanghai, home to the world’s busiest port, is returning to normal levels as the city emerges from its two-month COVID-19 lockdown. This is according to new data from VesselsValue.com which analyzed average waiting times across vessel types. As a whole, average waiting times for tankers, bulkers...