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Surging Demand and Rising Costs Up Ahead

Karolina Mazur Events, Featured, News

Canaan Group has been monitoring Asia/North America and Asia/Europe trade conditions resembling those during the pandemic’s peak. While demand surges between 10-20% year-on-year across the entire customer base, certain unique factors have arisen that have reduced sailing capacity, equipment availability, and increased prices specifically for shipments coming out of Asia. Among the major factors driving increased rates are the Houthi …

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Canadian Border Services Workers Vote to Strike

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The Border Services (FB) bargaining unit, represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Customs and Immigration Union (CIU), has voted in favor of a strike and legally could strike as early as June 6th. Despite this, 90% of frontline Border Services Officers, deemed essential workers, will continue their duties, ensuring the border remains open and safe. …

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

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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.

Possible Lockout or Strike at CN and CPKC by May 2024

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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

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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 …

Shipping Perishable Goods: Meats, Seafood, Food Items

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Shipping perishables is a critical task that demands careful consideration of various factors to ensure the goods reach customers in top quality. The choice of packaging is paramount, as it affects the freshness and quality of perishable goods and impacts space utilization, liability, and profitability. Within this realm, the Canaan Group excels, offering tailored solutions and leveraging the team’s extensive …

National Supply Chain Office Starts Its Inaugural Meeting for 2024

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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 …

Beyond the Horizon: The Maritime Musical Chairs of 2024

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In the upcoming year of 2024, the maritime industry is poised for a transformative phase akin to a sophisticated game of musical chairs, particularly within the realm of shipping lines. Analogous to the strategic alliances observed in the aviation sector, wherein airlines align themselves under banners like Star Alliance, One World, and Sky Team, the container shipping sector operates under …

From Sea to Sky: Hybrid Shipping Solution in the Face of Changing Tides

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Back in the 1980s and 1990s, container ships were smaller and slower. This meant it took a good 50 to 60 days for urgent shipments from Asia to Europe. Air cargo, on the other hand, was too expensive for high-value goods, making it hard to justify the cost. To tackle this, logistics companies like Canaan came up with a solution. …

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Disruption at Sydney, Brisbane, and Fremantle Terminals

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Since November 2023, the Maritime Union and DP World have been stuck in a disagreement loop. DP World runs major terminals in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Fremantle Ports, shaping the fate of 40% of Australia’s shipping. The heart of the matter revolves around a labor deal – the union pushing for a concise two-year plan with an 8% annual pay …

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Are You Prepared for Canada’s Latest Goods Importation System?

Karolina Mazur News

On May 13, 2024, 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 for import duties and taxes.  What is CARM?  CARM stands for the CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management program. It is a new initiative by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) …

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United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) and ILA (International Longshoremen’s Association) Urged to restart negotiations by US Importers

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The looming threat of a US East Coastwide strike in the US maritime industry continues as negotiations between maritime employers and the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA), have yet to restart. ILA President Harold Daggett emphasizes the need for a significant hourly wage increase before delving into other contract terms. The potential strike, the first in 47 years, carries financial repercussions …

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Update On the Red Sea Attacks and Their Impact on Shipping (January 15th, 2024)

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The recent spate of attacks on the merchant fleet in the Red Sea continues to impact shipping traffic in the area.  Last Thursday, air strikes on January 11th by US and UK fighter planes on targets in Yemen from where Houthi militants have launched attacks on commercial shipping since early December.  This highlights that this conflict will continue to escalate …

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Expansion of Another Air Cargo Center in Canada

Karolina Mazur News

Winnipeg Richardson International Airport is slated for a significant $19.4 million cargo upgrade, backed by the National Trade Corridors Fund. The project encompasses the construction of a state-of-the-art storage facility, equipped with cold storage for perishable goods, aimed at expanding cargo capacity for both imports and exports. The initiative is strategically designed to enhance accessibility, particularly for remote and Northern …

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Trucking Supply and Demand Prediction for 2024 in North America

Karolina Mazur News

The Logistics Managers’ Index (LMI) indicates a potential shift in the transportation market, as the capacity component has fallen below the transportation price figure, possibly signaling a move towards supply and demand equilibrium. Despite truckload demand being lower than during the pandemic, it has steadily grown in 2023. Carriers and third-party logistics providers grapple with oversupplied capacity due to a …

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5 Leadership Traits Of Logistics Managers to Strive For In 2024

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A recent article in the Fast Magazine highlights some leadership styles to adopt that can be applicable to logistics managers, providing a strategic outlook for navigating uncertainties in 2024. It outlines five distinctive leadership trends that may be tailored to the logistics industry: In the face of market uncertainties, the article encourages logistics managers to focus on creating clarity around …