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Canada short 18,000 truck drivers in second quarter

About 18,000 of Canada’s truck driving jobs were vacant in the second quarter of 2021, leaving 72% of surveyed employers to identify driver recruitment as a significant business challenge. The results emerged Tuesday with the release of Trucking HR Canada’s latest labor market information update. While the...

Yantian, Hong Kong and Other Ports Closed as Tropical Storm Approaches

Chinese officials issued warnings and ordered ports in the Shenzhen region to suspend operations as a strong tropical storm approached the region after bringing heavy rain to the Philippines. The storm named Kompasu is expected to pass south of Hong Kong overnight before moving west...

A 2021 Look at the Global Container Crisis

After losing billions of dollars for years, the container shipping industry is finally turning a profit. However, there are still plenty of problems it has yet to work out. Most notably, quality and schedule reliability have plummeted in the last year or so. Between shipping...

House of Commons Passes Bill C-29, Next on to Senate

Members of Canada's House of Commons debated Bill C-29 until 2:00 am Eastern time this morning. The vote results were: yeas 255, nays 61. The bill now moves on to the Senate, which was recalled for the debate and vote. Backgrounder: Bill C-29, An Act to Provide for...

Evergreen Blocked from Offloading Cargo from Ever Given

Efforts by Evergreen, the operator of Ever Given, to have the vessel’s cargo separated from the ship in any legal action have failed. Evergreen had hoped to move the cargo to other vessels to allow it to continue to its destination. The Ever Given was arrested by...