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BC Longshore Workers Strike

BC Longshore Workers Strike The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada (ILWU) workers walked off the job on July 1st after giving 72 hours strike notice on June 28th. Talks had been ongoing with the British Columbia Maritimes Employers Association (BCMEA) since February to renew the collective agreement which expired at


How to Avoid Hidden Costs in Overseas Freight Shipping

How to Avoid Hidden Costs in Overseas Freight Shipping? There’s no doubt that shipping costs are one of the major costs buckets when considering product pricing. Experts estimates shipping costs to comprise upwards of 15% to 20% of the total net sales. Even if a business produces the goods locally


Supply Chain Bottlenecks

Supply Chain Bottlenecks Supply chain bottlenecks are currently causing major issues across the globe. Slow movement of goods is resulting in costly delays and empty shelves for retailers. These delays are acting as a drag on the global economy at a time when the world is trying to recover from


Canada Border Services Agency Strike

Canada Border Services Agency Strike On July 26, 2021, the Public Service Alliance of Canada - Customs and Immigration Union (PSAC-CIU) announced that its members have voted in favour of strike action. This follows after contract talks with the Canadian government broke down late in 2020. The plan is for


Will the Coronavirus Affect Shipments?

Will The Coronavirus Affect My Shipments? We've been receiving many calls recently about the effect of the Coronavirus, (or COVID-19 as this strain is being referred to) on international shipments. The virus is spreading around the globe and has wreaked havoc on supply chains, from production to transportation. Currently we

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