Canada to Require ELD by 2021

June 13-Etobicoke, ON  

During a press briefing at the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA), Federal Government and industry officials introduced the electronic logging device (ELD) rule requiring third party certification.  In comparison, US ELD devices are self-certified, which means ELDs can be potentially modified or tampered with.

By June 2021, third-party-certified ELDs will have to be used by all truck drivers currently required to maintain a logbook. 

The benefit to the trucking industry is enhanced safety on the road and to ensure that all drivers and companies hold themselves to the highest levels of compliance

Hapag-Lloyd and CMA/CGM Unveil Container Tracking Technologies

Deployment of new technologies accentuates the intricate movements of our customers containers with big data’s benefits leading to greater satisfaction of our customers needs for reliable service.

“Inviting our customers to further shape our real-time monitoring products right from the beginning will give them an opportunity to receive products that are tailor-made for their needs – while giving us a chance to deliver the best-possible service at the same time.” –
Juan Carlos Duk, Managing Director Global Commercial Development at Hapag-Lloyd

“With nearly 19 million containers carried in 2017, the generalization of smart containers in the Group’s fleet will allow to collect and analyze a lot of information necessary to improve the service offered to customers and will help them optimize their supply chain.” –
Mathieu Friedberg, senior vice-president Commercial and Agency Networ

New $775M Container Terminal Development for Port of Québec

The Québec Port Authority (QPA) announced the signing of a long-term commercial agreement with Hutchison Ports and Canadian National Railway to build and operate the new container terminal, known as project Laurentia

The Laurentia terminal, is a deep-water terminal project, which boasts strategic assets, enabling it to play a unique role in the continent’s supply chain. As the major inland deep-water terminal in North America, it is the only facility in the St. Lawrence, which can accommodate the new generations of very large ships.

BCMEA and ILWU – Canada reach tentative collective agreement

BC waterfront to resume operations at 1630 Thursday, May 30.

The British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) and ILWU–Canada are pleased to advise they have come to a tentative agreement that will continue to allow all BC Ports to be a competitive, efficient and reliable gateway for the benefit of all Canadians. The tentative agreement is subject to ratification.

Contact for any updates.

May 29, GCT Canada – Port of Vancouver Update

The BCMEA and ILWU resumed meeting @ 12:00 pm Wednesday, May 29.The Canadian Government has flown in a negotiator from the Ministry of Labour to negotiate an agreement.  If there is no agreement/resolution the soonest the government can intervene with back to work legislation is at the end of the week.

May 29 Status of Vancouver Port Terminals 

GCT Deltaport & Vanterm

  • Please note that GCT Deltaport and GCT Vanterm day shift (08:00-15:59) truck gates will be closed on May 30.
  • Terminal Gate Efficiency Fees (TGEF) will be waived for cancelled (unused) appointments on May 30.

DP World Centerm

  • The Vancouver terminal will be closed as of 8:00am PST, May 30, 2019
  • All day shift appointments for May 30 have been cancelled. All cancelled appointments will be waived/vouchered.
  • All Thursday night shift, Friday appointments and onwards are still active at this point, a further update will to follow after 12:00 pm PST May 30.

Fraser Surrey Dock

  • Effective May 30, 2019, the Container Gate at FSD will be closed. All reservations for the dayshift will be cancelled

As the news is ongoing- please contact for further updates.

GCT Canada- Port of Vancouver Update May 28

As of May 28th – Tuesday afternoon PST

Members of the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) will lock out members of the International and Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) in B.C. ports as early as Thursday May 30, effective Friday, May 31, the association said Tuesday, May 28.

“The BCMEA did not arrive at this decision lightly as it followed significant discussion understanding the economic impact this will have on the Canadian economy. Our preference still remains to arrive at a negotiated settlement between the parties and we continue to be committed and available to meet with Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) and ILWU – Canada to achieve this end.” the association said in a statement.

This lockout does not include cruise ship operations or employees required to service grain vessels.

The BCMEA includes 55 ship owners and agents, stevedores and container, bulk and break terminal operators in ports from Victoria to the Alaska border.

As this is a developing story, please contact for further updates.

Vancouver Port- Union promises no disruption

As previously advised, the strike action will start May 27, Monday at the Port of Vancouver. On Sunday afternoon, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada issued a press release stating there would be “limited and targeted job action” on Monday.
The limited job action includes an overtime ban, but the union is not putting up picket lines.

This is of course good news to hear for all parties and are hopeful that a quick resolution will be found with minimal effect on GCT Vancouver’s operations

Please contact for further updates.