With possibility of strike beginning May 22, railways, union workers, shipping companies, and Canadian government considering all options

Karolina Mazur Featured, News, Uncategorized

Supply-chain industry braces for possible May 22 work stoppage: The possibility of strike looms at Canada’s major railways, with major implications for shipping companies, ports, and the economy.

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CARM: New Canada Importation System Starting May 2024

Karolina Mazur Featured, News, Uncategorized

On May 13th, 2024, the CARM (CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management) digital system will become the office system of record that importers and other trade chain partners will use to pay import duties and taxes. If you have not registered, please get in touch with sales@canaangroup.ca immediately since there is a potential waiting list for the April 30th, 2024 deadline. …

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Elevating Insights from TPM 2024

Karolina Mazur Events, Featured, News, Uncategorized

As we navigate through the uncertainties marking the end of the first quarter of 2024, the supply chain landscape presents a myriad of challenges and changes. At the heart of staying ahead in this dynamic environment is the annual Transpacific Maritime (TPM) Conference, a pivotal gathering in March 2024 that drew industry leaders, including the management team from Canaan Group, …

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How To Prepare In the Event of a Possible Strike or Lockout at CN and CPKC in May 2024

Karolina Mazur Featured, News, Uncategorized

The union representing nearly 9,300 workers at Canada’s largest rail operators, CN and CPKC, faces a potential work stoppage due to stalled negotiations over working conditions and wage increases. Teamsters Canada, led by François Laporte, accuses both rail companies of wanting to remove essential safety-critical rest provisions from collective agreements, which are crucial for combating crew fatigue and ensuring public …

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Balancing Cost and Reliability

Karolina Mazur Featured, News, Resources, Uncategorized

Most customers direct much of their focus on cost per TEU, kg, CBM, or other metrics. However, only a few customers focus on the reliability of deliveries as a KPI. The reliability factor introduces some hidden costs, including cash flow management, inventory stock, and delayed payments for the final cargo delivery. Canaan Group continues to track and emphasize costs and …

Revitalizing Global Trade Routes

Karolina Mazur Featured, News, Uncategorized

In a bold move signaling the evolving dynamics of international shipping, the announcement of the Gemini Alliance, set to commence in 2025, marks a significant milestone. This pioneering collaboration between Danish and German shipping lines epitomizes the industry’s ongoing shuffle, akin to a strategic game of musical chairs, promising enhanced service offerings and operational efficiencies across the globe. ONE/WAN HAI: …

Possible Lockout or Strike at CN and CPKC by May 2024

Karolina Mazur Featured, News, Uncategorized

The union representing nearly 9,300 workers at Canada’s largest rail operators, CN and CPKC, is facing a potential work stoppage due to stalled negotiations over working conditions and wage increases. Teamsters Canada, led by François Laporte, accuses both rail companies of wanting to remove essential safety-critical rest provisions from collective agreements, which are crucial for combating crew fatigue and ensuring …

Starlux Airlines Elevates Cargo Capabilities With Airbus A350 Freighter Order

Karolina Mazur Featured, News, Uncategorized

Starlux Airlines, a Taiwanese airline that began operations just four years ago, has recently made a significant move in the aviation industry by ordering five A350 freighter airplanes from Airbus. This decision marks Starlux as the first Taiwanese airline to operate this next-generation cargo jet, signaling its entry into cargo transportation, particularly focusing on the global demand for electronic components …

The Complexities of Global Trade

Karolina Mazur Featured, News, Resources, Uncategorized

Despite shifts in geopolitics and the relocation of manufacturing hubs to countries like Vietnam and Mexico, China maintains its position as a key trading partner with both Canada and the USA. By redirecting trade through these nations, China has crafted a viable strategy to circumvent tariff barriers. This is exemplified by China’s tactical diversion of exports via Mexico, a strategy …

Insights Into 2024 – 25 Shipping Contracts Amid Supply Chain Disruptions and Negotiations

Karolina Mazur Featured, News, Uncategorized

In the midst of the ongoing Red Sea Crisis, which has disrupted transportation through the Suez Canal for over five weeks now, experts like Lars Jensen, a renowned shipping analyst based in Denmark, are closely monitoring developments. Despite the passage of time, the situation in the Red Sea has seen little change, prompting shipping companies to continue adapting by rerouting …

Mexico Gains Competitive Edge Through Near-Shoring Initiatives

Karolina Mazur News, Uncategorized

In a recent Business Insider article, it was reported that Mexico emerged as the leading source of goods imported into the US in 2023, surpassing China for the first time since 2020. This development signals a notable shift in global commerce dynamics amid ongoing tensions between the US and China. While this milestone underscores Mexico’s rising prominence as a trade …

National Supply Chain Office Starts Its Inaugural Meeting for 2024

Karolina Mazur Featured, News, Uncategorized

In December 2023, the Minister of Transport, the Honorable Pablo Rodriguez, made a significant announcement regarding the enhancement of Canada’s logistics landscape: the establishment of the National Supply Chain Office. Led by Assistant Deputy Minister Robert Dick, this office will be headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This initiative underscores the government’s recognition of the pivotal role that supply chains …

Exploring Indonesia’s Economic Growth and Trade Dynamics

Karolina Mazur Featured, News

On February 14th, 2024, Indonesians will head to the polls to elect their next president as President Joko Widodo completes his two-term tenure. Under his leadership, Indonesia has emerged as a success story in Southeast Asia. President Widodo’s policies, including export bans that compelled companies to refine resources like nickel domestically, have propelled the nation up the global value chain. …