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April 13, 2018

WTO panels established to rule on Canada-U.S. lumber dispute. Softwood lumber from Canada is subject to U.S. anti-dumping and countervailing duties. More...

Global merchandise trade growth to remain strong in 2018 says WTO. But increased use of restrictive trade policy measures could weigh heavily on global trade. More...

Piracy attacks on sea shipping increased in first quarter. International Maritime Bureau signals 66 piracy incidents in the first 3 months, up from 43 for the same period in 2017. More...

China initiates WTO complaint against U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum. Canada and some other countries are exempted from the duties until May 1, 2018. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 18-03 Decommissioning of Legacy Release Service Options OGD PARS 463 and OGD RMD 471
  • Message to industry - The 2018 tariff rate quota for food preparations containing more than 10 per cent but less than 50 per cent on a dry weight basis of milk solids, not in retail packaging, has been filled
  • CFIA Notice to Industry - Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) for food imported into the United States
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2016-039 Whether certain shock absorbers, strut assemblies and shock suspension kits qualify for duty relief


April 6, 2018

Duty on carbon steel welded pipe from China could expire in August. Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review. More...

Canada's trade deficit widens to $2.7 billion. February imports increased 1.9% to $48.6 billion while exports edged up 0.4% to $45.9 billion. More...

Global air cargo volumes were up 6.8 percent in February. The International Air Transport Association says airlines in all regions reported an increase in demand. More...

Tribunal begins final injury inquiry on dumping of pasta from Turkey. Inquiry follows dumping and subsidizing finding by the Canada Border Services Agency. More...

St. Lawrence Seaway begins 60th navigation season. The first ship to officially transit through the Seaway in 2018 was the Algoma Niagara. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D11-4-32 Application of the De Minimis Provision to Textile and Apparel Goods under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • CFIA Notice to Industry - Updates to the delivery of the plant health potentially injurious organisms program. Import, transfer and handling
  • CFIA Notice to industry - New voluntary national biosecurity standard for livestock, poultry and deadstock transportation
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene MHD 2018-05 Chapter 10 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures, Annex M-1, Chemical Residue Monitoring Program, Country Specific
  • CITT Expiry No. LE-2018-001 Carbon steel welded pipe from China. Notice of expiry of order
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2017-005 Dry wheat pasta from Turkey. Notice of commencement of inquiry
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-008 The goods in issue are complete automatic transmissions used to replace defective original transmissions


March 29, 2018

Canada takes measures to prevent transshipment, diversion of steel and aluminum. Regulatory changes to prevent the smuggling of cheap steel and aluminum into the North American market. More...

CBSA issues dumping determination on pasta from Turkey. Provisional duties at rates of up to 207.6% are now payable on the subject goods. More...

Canadian rail freight volume up 3.0 percent January. Freight originating in Canada increased 0.7% and freight received from the United States rose 25.5%. More...

OECD says growth in G20 countries remained stable at 1.0% in last quarter of 2017. GDP growth picked up in Mexico, South Africa and France and was stable in India and Canada. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Update to the "Import Information By Jurisdiction" - Mexico. Please be advised that a "List of establishments approved to export live or raw molluscan shellfish from Mexico to Canada" has been added
  • Meat Hygiene Directives:
  • - MHD 2018-07 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - China - Annex B (2018-03-20)
  • - MHD 2018-04 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Argentina - Section 11.7.3.2.2 (2018-03-20)


March 23, 2018

Dumping of PET resin from four countries not injuring Canadian industry says Tribunal. PET resin from China, India, Oman and Pakistan will not be subject to extra duty. More...

CFIA issues compliance guidance for exporting food to the U.S. American importers must verify that food meets applicable U.S. safety standards. More...

OECD says 2.5% of internationally traded goods are counterfeit. Inconsistent penalties and insufficient checks on small parcels allow traffic worth billions of dollar. More...

What to expect from a NAFTA verification of origin. The objective of a verification by the CBSA is to confirm that products qualify as originating in accordance with NAFTA. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Hot-rolled carbon steel plate from China - Statement of Reasons
  • Special Duty on Certain Tobacco Products and the Regulations Respecting Prescribed Brands of Manufactured Tobacco and Prescribed Cigarettes
  • CFIA Notice to Industry - AIRS update on pasteurized / unpasteurized cheese
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2017-003 Polyethylene terephthalate resin from China, India, Oman and Pakistan. Finding issued


March 16, 2018

Canada-Mercosur free trade negotiations begin on March 20. The first round of FTA negotiations will take place in Ottawa from March 20 to 23. More...

U.S. adds anti-dumping duty on imports of Canadian newsprint. Announcement follows January decision imposing preliminary countervailing duties. More...

Canadian fish and seafood exports continue to grow. The top three species exported in 2017 were lobster, snow/queen crab and Atlantic salmon. More...

Ottawa initiates consultations on Canada's port system. Port Authorities handle more than 60 per cent of Canada's commercial cargo volume. More...

Global operation targeting trafficking of cultural goods proves effective. More than 41,000 objects including coins, paintings, archaeological pieces and sculptures were seized. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D10-15-28 Tariff Classification of Footwear, Covering the Ankle
  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - Updated
  • CFIA - Revised: Annex A - China of Chapter 10 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2018-06 Chapter 10 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Annex A: China


March 9, 2018

U.S. imposes duty on steel and aluminum but exempts Canada and Mexico. Proclamation imposes a 25% duty on steel imports and 10% duty on aluminum imports. More...

Member countries ratify Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. Trade ministers from the eleven members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership sign trade deal in Santiago, Chile. More...

Round Seven of NAFTA negotiations brings agreement on three more chapters. Negotiators reached agreement on regulatory practices, administration, and sanitary measures. More...

Statistics Canada says trade deficit narrowed to $1.9 billion in January. Imports decreased faster than exports, reducing the deficit by over a billion dollars. More...

Global air freight demand rose 8 percent in January. Airlines in all regions reported an increase in total year-on-year demand in January. More...

Dumping would resume if duties expired on carbon steel plate from China. Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry is likely to result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Hot-rolled carbon steel plate from China. Expiry Review Decision
  • Polyethylene terephthalate resin from China, India, Oman and Pakistan. Final Determinations - Statement of Reasons
  • Changes to import and export certification requirements for shelf-stable thermally processed pet food, treats and chews for Canada and the United States
  • Update to the "List of Establishments Approved to Export Live or Raw Molluscan Shellfish from France to Canada"


March 2, 2018

Tribunal finds dumping of pasta from Turkey injures Canadian industry. Anti-dumping duties could soon be applicable to the goods under investigation. More...

Merchandise trade within the G20 accelerated in the fourth quarter of 2017. The OECD says exports grew by 2.7% and imports were up 3.0% in G20 economies. More...

Canadian rail freight volume continued to climb in December. Country's railways carried a total of 30.6 million tonnes of freight, up 5.5% from December 2016. More...

EU and Indonesia complete fourth round of free trade negotiations. The negotiating teams covered the full range of issues in the free trade agreement. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - Updated
  • CFIA - Russian Federation removed temporary restrictions related to Avian Influenza
  • CFIA - Update to the Proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2017-004 Dry Wheat Pasta from Turkey. Determination issued


February 23, 2018

Release of the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. Ministers of all 11 member countries will officially sign the CPTPP on March 8th in Santiago, Chile. More...

Canada will begin free trade talks with Mercosur. The formal launch of trade talks is expected to be announced at a joint meeting next month in Paraguay. More...

U.S. could soon impose duties and quotas on imports of steel and aluminum. Report recommends tariffs of up to 53% on steel and tariffs of up to 23.6% on aluminum. More...

Blue Water Bridge truck exit to be modified for next phase of work. The new alignment is meant to facilitate the demolition of the old administration buildings. More...

Global Affairs is preparing its yearly report on human rights and free trade with Colombia. Government seeks input about Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement impact on human rights. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D2-1-1 Temporary Importation of Baggage and Conveyances by Non-residents
  • Memorandum D11-4-6 Rules of Origin for the New Zealand and Australia Tariff Treatments
  • Memorandum D17-1-3 Casual Importations
  • CBSA Form A30 Diversion Notice
  • CRA Notice EDN46 Excise Duty Rates on Spirits and Wine Effective April 1, 2018
  • CRA Notice EDBN24 Excise Duty Rates on Beer Effective April 1, 2018
  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - Updated


February 16, 2018

CBSA issues final determinations on PET resin from four countries. The trade tribunal is continuing its inquiry into the question of injury to the domestic industry. More...

Consultations on CETA regulatory cooperation forum. The new forum will facilitate and promote regulatory cooperation between Canada and the EU. More...

Reinvestigation of values of gypsum board from the United States. Revised amounts could change the rates of anti-dumping duty payable on imports. More...

Trade growth is expected to keep a good momentum in first quarter, says WTO. Trade recovery will likely continue in the coming months and remain above trend. More...

Tribunal maintains injury finding on stainless steel sinks from China. A resumption of the dumping and subsidizing would result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Polyethylene terephthalate resin from China, India, Oman and Pakistan. Notice of Final Decisions
  • Gypsum Board from United States of America. Notice of Re-investigation
  • Memorandum D11-4-5 Rules of Origin Respecting Commonwealth Caribbean Countries. Revised, see memorandum
  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - Updated
  • Products of Natural Milk Constituents - Import Control List - Quantities available following the completion of the allocation for 2018
  • CFIA Memorandum 2018-01 Renewal of Veterinary Biologics Establishment Licences, Product Licences, and Import Permits
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2017-001 Stainless steel sinks from China. The Tribunal continues its finding


February 9, 2018

Canada's trade deficit widened to $3.2 billion in December. Imports grew faster than exports, increasing the deficit by half a billion dollars. More...

Using the correct tariff classification: beyond duties and taxes. Import data is also used for enforcement, to maintain trade statistics and negotiate trade agreements. More...

Repairs to cargo lane at Blaine may cause delays to truck traffic. Cargo lane at Pacific Highway, Blaine, will require extensive repairs over the next two to four weeks. More...

Application of price reductions to the value for duty. Memorandum explains the treatment of discounts in determining the transaction value. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Memorandum D11-5-3 Canada-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement (CCRFTA) Rules of Origin
  • Memorandum D11-5-4 Canada-Chili Free Trade Agreement (CCRFTA) Rules of Origin
  • Memorandum D13-4-10 Price Reductions
  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - Updated
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-011 Whether a trade-in allowance of a motorhome should be deducted from the value for duty
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-013 Classification of the iPad Air 2 Smart Case
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-003 Classification of Large Mop Snowman
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2017-002 Carbon and alloy steel line pipe from Korea. Reasons


February 2, 2018

Sixth round of NAFTA negotiations ends with some progress. Negotiators reached agreement on a NAFTA chapter focusing on anti-corruption. More...

U.S. trade commission finds imports of Canadian aircraft do not injure U.S. industry. The U.S. Department of Commerce could have imposed punitive duties of about 300%. More...

Global air cargo increased 9% in 2017 according to IATA. Air cargo's strong performance in 2017 was sealed by a solid result in December. More...

Canadian railways' freight volumes were up 1.9% in November. Freight originating in Canada did not increase but freight received from the United States rose 22.7%. More...

Get help with foreign trade barriers from Global Affairs Canada. Businesses can register a trade barrier and get help from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Copper Pipe Fittings from Vietnam - Notice of Preliminary Determinations
  • Steel piling pipe from China - Expiry Review Decision
  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - Updated
  • CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2017-004 Copper Pipe Fittings from Vietnam. Notice of commencement of inquiry


January 26, 2018

Conclusion of negotiations on Trans-Pacific free trade agreement. The 11 remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership will sign trade deal in March. More...

CBSA issues dumping determination on copper pipe fittings from Vietnam. Provisional duties at rates of up to 201.4% are now payable on the subject goods. More...

Dumping would resume if duties expired on steel piling pipe from China. Tribunal will now determine whether the expiry is likely to result in injury to Canadian industry. More...

Tribunal to review expiry of duties on oil and gas well casing from China. Finding is scheduled to expire unless CBSA and Tribunal decide to maintain it. More...

Canada files NAFTA appeals of U.S. decisions on aircraft and lumber. Ottawa will fight punitive U.S. duties aircraft and softwood lumber from Canada. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Seamless carbon or alloy steel oil and gas well casing from China. Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation
  • Textiles and Clothing 2018 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2018 Imports - Updated
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives: MHD 2018-03 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - United States of America, Annex Q
  • CITT Expiry Review No. RR-2017-006 Seamless carbon or alloy steel oil and gas well casing from China. The Tribunal will initiate an expiry review of its order
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2017-003 Copper Pipe Fittings from Vietnam. Reasons issued


January 19, 2018

Australia files WTO complaint targeting rules on sale of wine in Canada. Australia claims that a range of measures and taxes discriminate against imported wine. More...

EU and Mexico make progress in bridging gaps in latest trade talks. Some of the remaining issues include geographical indications and investment protection. More...

Seaway wraps up navigation season with strong cargo gains. A total of 38 million tonnes of cargo transited the St. Lawrence Seaway's locks in 2017. More...

Economic growth expected to remain stable in OECD countries. Indicators point to stable growth momentum for the United States, Japan, Canada and the euro area. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • CBSA - SIMA - Dry Wheat Pasta from Turkey - Initiation of Investigations. Statement of Reasons
  • Canada announces an Ombudsperson and Advisory Body on responsible business conduct abroad
  • Global Affairs Canada Industry Steel Classification - New Harmonized System 10-digit Classification - 2018
  • Canada amends sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • CITT Appeal No. AP-2014-023 Tariff classification of five different enzyme-modified cheese or butter flavourings


January 12, 2018

The Canada Border Services Agency updates its verification targets. Commodities are targeted for verification of origin, tariff classification and value for duty. More...

Canada files WTO complaint over U.S. trade remedy measures. Canada says measures are inconsistent with U.S. obligations under WTO rules. More...

U.S. sets punitive duties on Canadian newsprint. Commerce Department announces affirmative determination in countervailing duty investigation. More...

Global air freight demand kept increasing in November. Airlines in all regions reported an increase in total year-on-year demand in November. More...

Canada's trade deficit increased to $2.5 billion in November. The country's imports grew faster than its exports, increasing the deficit by almost one billion dollars. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Customs Notice 18-02 Exports of waste materials and recyclables and scrap materials to China under the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations
  • Customs Notice 18-01 Notification of Canadian International Trade Tribunal Decision on Centrifugal Opening Knives
  • Memorandum D21-1-1 Customs Privileges for Diplomatic Missions, Consular Posts and Accredited International Organizations (Tariff Item No. 9808.00.00)
  • CFIA - Arundo donax (giant reed) will be regulated as a pest plant
  • CFIA Meat Hygiene Directives:
    - MHD 2018-02 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Argentina - Section 11.7.3
    - MHD 2018-01 Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures - Chile - Section 11.7.3.1


January 5, 2018

Tribunal finds dumping of steel line pipe from South Korea injures Canadian industry. Anti-dumping duties will be collected by the CBSA on importations of these goods. More...

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Harmonized System. The HS forms the basis for Customs tariffs and statistical nomenclatures around the world. More...

U.S. issues final duties order on Canadian softwood lumber. Canada has already begun legal challenges under NAFTA and through the WTO. More...

Ports of Montreal and Quebec award traditional gold-headed canes. Port authorities' long-established awards go to the first ships to sail up the Saint-Lawrence river. More...

Expansion project at Emerson port of entry to be completed in the summer. The project will increase CBSA's capacity to process more travellers and goods, reducing border wait times. More...

Technical documents: Government memorandums, notices and decisions

  • Dry Wheat Pasta from Turkey - Notice of Initiation of Investigations
  • Textiles and Clothing 2017 Tariff Preference Level Utilization NAFTA Exports - Updated
  • Textiles and Clothing Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level Utilization 2017 Imports - Updated
  • CFIA Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) Quarterly report
  • CFIA Food Shipments Refused Entry into Canada 2017 - July to September
  • CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2017-004 Dry Wheat Pasta from Turkey


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Strike avoided at Canadian Pacific Railway (2018-04-23) Ottawa orders unions to vote on a final offer from CP to renew collective agreements. More...

Vancouver Port authority approves Centerm container terminal expansion (2018-04-23) This will increase number of containers that can be handled at the terminal by approximately two-thirds. More...

Boeing delivers first 737-800 Boeing converted freighter (2018-04-20) The plane carries more payload and has longer range than other standard-body freighters. More...

Port of Baltimore had a record year for containers and cars (2018-04-20) The port announced that its public and private marine terminals handled 38.4 million tons of cargo in 2017. More...

Ports of Seattle and Tacoma's container volumes decline post-Lunar New Year (2018-04-19) Total international container volumes decreased 10.1 percent compared to March 2017. More...

Conductors and locomotive engineers give strike notice to CP Rail (2018-04-19) Some 3000 conductors and locomotive engineers could go on strike on April 21, 2018. More...

IMO agrees to cut shipping greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2050 (2018-04-18) China, Japan, South Korea, and the EU voted in favour, the United States, Russia, and Saudi Arabia opposed. More...

March cargo volumes recede at Port of Los Angeles (2018-04-18) Port processed 577,865 TEUs in March, a decrease of 27 percent compared to last March. More...

Port of Oakland March cargo volume took a post-holiday dip (2018-04-17) March imports declined 1.9% compared to March 2017 and exports were essentially flat - down just 0.5%. More...

Mexico cargo thieves use a new ploy to defeat truck monitoring center (2018-04-17) SensiGuard says fake flat tire war reported to call center to make time to offload cargo. More...

New terminal for European car imports to be built on Vancouver Island (2018-04-15) Project will enable European automobile import and processing at Nanaimo Assembly Wharf. More...

Federal Government invests in Port of Montreal rail improvements (2018-04-15) Optimizing the port's intermodal network will allow a greater amount of cargo to be transported by rail. More...

U.S. freight transportation index fell 0.1 percent in February (2018-04-13) Index is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry. More...

Drewry expects breakbulk shipping market to recover this year (2018-04-13) Multipurpose shipping is forecast to recover on rising demand, contracting vessel supply. More...

HMM will get twenty new eco-friendly mega containerships (2018-04-13) Korean carrier will opt for scrubber installation or LNG bunkering for all the newbuilding vessels. More...

Port of Sept-Iles new terminal loads first ship with China-bound ore shipment (2018-04-12) The MV Magnus Oldendorff will sail for China after loading 196,000 tonnes of iron ore. More...

Hong Kong and Memphis remain the busiest cargo airports (2018-04-11) Air cargo volumes at the world's top 20 cargo airports grew by 6.8% in 2017. More...

Port of Long Beach container cargo volumes swell 14 percent in March (2018-04-11) Port moved 267,824 import TEUs in March up 7.3% and exports grew 18.3% to 142,419 TEUs. More...

U.S. retailers expect imports to grow 5.8 percent in April (2018-04-10) Retail federation is concerned by the developing trade war between the United States and China. More...

Initial greenhouse gas strategy for international shipping set for adoption (2018-04-10) The International Maritime Organization strategy will be a framework for all member states. More...

Conductors and locomotive engineers at CP vote to authorize strike action (2018-04-09) Some 3000 conductors and locomotive engineers could go on strike on April 21, 2018. More...

Freight traffic on American railroads up 5 percent in March (2018-04-09) Carload are 3.6 percent from March 2017and containers and trailers are up 6.5 percent. More...

Airports association says air freight volumes continued growing in January (2018-04-06) The air freight market has shown remarkable resilience to disruption in the last year. More...

U.S. international trade deficit increased to $57.6 billion in February (2018-04-06) Exports totaled $204.4 billion, $3.5 billion more than January, imports were $262 billion, up $4.4 billion. More...

Drewry predicts moderate growth for container shipping (2018-04-05) Analysts see a combination of healthy demand growth that will outpace the fleet's expansion. More...

Japan's Ocean Network Express started operations (2018-04-05) Joint venture of K Line, MOL and NYK began business operations on April 1, 2018. More...

NAFTA trade flows increased 9.9 percent in January (2018-04-04) The value of U.S.-Canada freight flows increased by 8.8 percent to $48.9 billion. More...

U.S. Maritime Commission wants details of carrier and terminal demurrage practices (2018-04-04) The first phase of the investigation involves gathering information from ocean carriers and terminals. More...

Port of Jacksonville container volumes grew 25 percent in February (2018-04-03) Asian container volumes continue to grow, up 15 percent over last February. More...

Flights in and out of Canadian airports down 3.4% in January (2018-04-03) Statistics Canada reports 356,096 aircraft take-offs and landings at 91 Canadian airports. More...

March 2018

Canadian shippers' ground transportation costs up 2.6% in January (2018-03-29) Canadian General Freight Index shows base rates and fuel surcharges increased. More...

Ottawa announces measures to protect whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (2018-03-29) New rules will allow ships to travel at normal speeds in parts of two shipping lanes if no whale is sighted. More...

New OECD report reviews pathways to zero-carbon ocean shipping (2018-03-28) Deployment of all known technologies could make it possible to nearly all decarbonise maritime shipping. More...

Port of Oakland agricultural exports are up 42.7 percent in last four years (2018-03-28) Port is concerned export growth could stall if foreign governments retaliate for Trump Administration tariffs. More...

Asia Pacific Airlines' air cargo markets up 7.3% in February (2018-03-27) Positive global economic conditions and robust manufacturing activity boosted air cargo volumes. More...

U.S. East and Gulf coast ports' employers & union move forward on contract extension (2018-03-27) Significant progress on terms for a six-year contract, following two days of intensive meetings. More...

IATA supports Heathrow airport expansion but warns about costs (2018-03-26) The airline community wants guarantees regarding how costs will be managed. More...

Ports of Seattle and Tacoma's container volumes grew 6 percent in February (2018-03-26) Imports were up 13.4 percent from the prior year volumes and exports were up 1.3 percent. More...

Global container freight index saw minor decline in February (2018-03-23) The RWI-ISL institutes note that the Index remains on a high level, close to its all-time record. More...

American truck tonnage index decreased 2.6% in February (2018-03-23) Despite a softer February than January, freight remains robust as exhibited in the year-over-year increase. More...

CN and locomotive engineers reach tentative agreement on new labour contract (2018-03-23) Final ratification by union members is expected to take approximately 60 days. More...

Port of Hamburg handles its largest container ship yet (2018-03-22) The Antoine de Saint Exupery, at 20,776 TEUs is the largest containership ever to call at the Port of Hamburg. More...

Canadian manufacturing sales decreased in January (2018-03-22) Lower sales of motor vehicles, aerospace product and parts, and primary metals. More...

Turnover of U.S. truckload drivers eased a little in fourth quarter (2018-03-20) The driver turnover rate at large truckload carriers fell seven points to 88% in the fourth quarter of 2017. More...

Port of Portland posts strong totals for exports of automobiles (2018-03-20) The combined number of imports and exports added up to 314,000 vehicles in 2017. More...

NAFTA trade flows increased 6.6 percent in 2017 (2018-03-19) The value of last year's U.S.-Canada freight flows increased by 7.1 percent to $582.4 billion. More...

Audit of Great Lakes Pilotage Authority finds deficiencies (2018-03-19) Audit found deficiencies in the monitoring of the transits of Canadian ships in the Great Lakes. More...

Canadian railroad freight traffic picks up in the first week of March (2018-03-16) For the week ending March 10, 2018, carloads were up 3.8 percent and intermodal units, up 19.9 percent. More...

American rail industry maintains strong safety record (2018-03-16) Federal Railroad Administration data shows that recent years remain the safest ever for U.S. railroads. More...

Ship owners call on EU to make reporting requirements uniform (2018-03-15) Current complex, repetitive and duplicative reporting requirements result in productivity losses. More...

IATA launches new tool to help with dangerous goods handling (2018-03-15) DG AutoCheck will facilitate a ground handlers or airline's decision to accept or reject a shipment. More...

Long Beach container volume jumps ahead of East Asian Holiday (2018-03-14) Port saw a 32.8 percent increase in TEUs in February with the equivalent of 661,790 units. More...

Port of Oakland building online portal to speed up cargo movement (2018-03-14) Development of the portal is already underway and it will roll out in phases, the Port said. More...

U.S. retailers say new tariffs threaten import growth, could impact consumers (2018-03-13) The immediate impact of a trade war would be higher prices for American consumers. More...

Freight traffic on American railroads up slightly in February (2018-03-13) Combined U.S. carload and intermodal originations in February were up 3.3 percent. More...

IMO's ship fuel oil reporting requirements now in force (2018-03-12) Mandatory requirements aimed at enhancing the energy efficiency of international shipping. More...

Head of WTO calls on members to avoid escalation in trade barriers (2018-03-12) AzevÍdo warned of the risks posed by such measures, calling on members to reflect and avoid escalation. More...

U.S. international trade deficit increased to $56.6 billion in January (2018-03-09) Exports totaled $200.9 billion, $2.7 billion less than December, imports were $257.5 billion, down less than $0.1 billion. More...

Port of Long Beach launches data-sharing project (2018-03-09) Cloud-based software to delivering real time data across the supply chain. More...

Serious fire on Maersk container vessel in the Arabian Sea (2018-03-08) Maersk Honam reported a serious fire in a cargo hold as it was enroute from Singapore towards Suez. More...

CN adds staff and equipment to tackle western grain shipment backlog (2018-03-08) New CEO is directing additional people and equipment to clear backlogs across its network. More...

U.S. Maritime Commission orders investigation in detention & demurrage case (2018-03-07) A coalition had filed a petition raising issues on detention, demurrage, and per diem charges. More...

IMO celebrates seventy years of oversight of global shipping (2018-03-07) The Convention on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) was adopted on March 6, 1948. More...

Flights in and out of Canadian airports up over 8% in December (2018-03-06) Statistics Canada reports 355,899 aircraft take-offs and landings at 91 Canadian airports. More...

U.S. customs seized a record number of counterfeits in 2017 (2018-03-06) Intellectual Property Rights seizures increased 8 percent over 2016. More...

Neopanamax vessel transit through new Panama Canal reaches 3000 ships (2018-03-05) Of the 3,000 vessels that have transited to date, roughly 53 percent were container ships. More...

Airports association says air freight markets experienced a strong revival last year (2018-03-05) Air freight markets experienced one of the sharpest upward jumps in volumes in decades. More...

Record year for overall cargo movement through the Port of Vancouver (2018-03-02) Overall container units increased by 11% in 2017, setting a new record of 3.3 million TEUs. More...

Canadian shippers' ground transportation costs increased in December (2018-03-02) Canadian General Freight Index shows base rates and fuel surcharges increased. More...

Asia Pacific Airlines' air cargo markets enjoyed a strong start to the year (2018-03-01) International air cargo demand recorded a 9.4% year-on-year growth in January. More...

Better days ahead for very large gas carrier ships says Drewry (2018-03-01) A slowdown in fleet growth of very large gas carrier ships should begin the recovery cycle. More...