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Maersk update for Port of Montreal

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An update from CSCB below:

Legislative update:

Use of arbitrators: The new legislation authorizes the use of arbitrators (along with mediators) as the next step to resolve the Labour negotiations. The MEA and the CUPE Labour Union each had 48 hrs to send the names of their preferred arbitrators to the Canadian Government. We are awaiting more details on an announcement for the timeline of arbitrator/mediator meetings.

Vessel operations update:

  • Maersk Penang has sailed Halifax and arrives Saint John tonight, May 3rd and then sails to Europe.
  • Maersk Palermo arrives Montreal May 5th. Next port of calls will be Halifax and Saint John.

Port operations update:

The port of Montreal reopened Sunday, May 2nd at 0700 hrs.

Montreal Gateway Terminal advises Port Labour reported on-time yesterday and today – and normal operations are being experienced.

Montreal Gateway Terminal will be sharing their rail operational plans later today on how they plan to manage the cargo flows for imports, exports and empties.

Rail update:

Our rail partners, CN and CP have resumed the acceptance of exports for Port of Montreal effective May 2.

Please note the alternate empty return locations until the Port of Montreal resumes receiving empties:

For dry and specialized containers:

GT Express
10,000 Maurice Duplessis, Montreal, Quebec H1C 2A2, Canada

For reefers:

Hunt Refrigeration Inc
6360 Notre-Dame St. East, Montreal, Quebec H1N 2E1, Canada

We also encourage our customers to pick up discharged containers from the port of Montreal at their earliest to avoid potential delays.

Trucking update:

Our trucking options remain in place from Montreal to Toronto to support our customers with maintaining fluidity in their supply chain. However, the truck capacity is limited and will be assessed on first come first serve basis.

Please see truck differential as follows:

These are all in rates and include applicable fuel surcharges. Overweight permit of USD 390 prevails if the cargo is overweight and would apply separately.

This notice can be found here.

Source: Canadian Society Customs Borders

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