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Potential Impact of CN, CPKC Labour Disruption: Seeking Member Input

Canada’s Class 1 railways, CN and CPKC, are negotiating labour agreements with the TCRC, which represents about 9,000 conductors and locomotive engineers at both companies. CPKC is also negotiating with TCRC-RTC on behalf of about 80 rail traffic controllers. (There are also labour negotiations currently...

Shipping Braces for Israel’s Response to Iranian Attacks

Shipping has to contend with new danger zones following Iran’s attack on Israel over the weekend and the hijacking of the MSC Aries. United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres urged warring parties to “step back from the brink” in what Ian Bremmer, a well-known political scientist and president...

MSC Containership Seized Near Strait of Hormuz

Iranian armed forces have seized a container ship, identified as the Portugal-flagged 15,000-TEU MSC Aries, near the Strait of Hormuz. The vessel was commandeered by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on April 13, according to reports from Iranian state media. The move comes as a...

Forwarder Anger as Scanner Malfunctions Hit Bangladesh Air Exports Again

Dhaka Airport, Bangladesh – The export flow of air cargo from Dhaka, Bangladesh is once again under severe strain. This disruption comes as a result of ongoing issues with explosive-detection scanners (EDSs) at the airport, threatening the efficiency of cargo operations amid rising demand. Currently, only...

Port of Montreal Labour Negotiations: Key Meeting Scheduled

Overview of Upcoming Discussions The Port of Montreal is set to be the focus of significant attention as key stakeholders in maritime labor negotiations prepare for a pivotal meeting. The Maritime Employers Association (MEA) and CUPE Local 375 – Montreal Longshoremen are scheduled to meet on...

Port of Montreal Labour Negotiations: An Update on the Path Forward

Recent updates from the Maritime Employers Association (MEA) bring a glimmer of hope to the ongoing labour negotiations at the Port of Montreal. Scheduled for April 8 and 9, mediation meetings by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service aim to foster a resolution, highlighting the...

Houthi Rebels Escalate Maritime Tensions with New Attacks on Container Ships

In a recent development that has escalated tensions in the maritime sector, the Houthi rebels in Yemen have launched attacks on three container ships, marking a significant increase in the geographic scope and ambition of their maritime operations. The spokesman for Yemen's Houthi rebels, Yahya...