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  1. Port of Montreal situation may worsen next week

    April 21, 2021 – Last Thursday, April 15, the Maritime Employers Association presented a counter proposal to the Longshoremen’s Union. The parties have not met…

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  2. Container contract rates experience volatility

    April 19, 2021 – Container spot rates are beginning to head upwards again across all trades from already elevated levels, as carriers reduce their commitment…

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  3. Ever Given has now been impounded

    April 15, 2021 – Two weeks after it was freed from the Suez Canal, the giant container ship Ever Given is once again stuck, snared…

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  4. Port of Montreal update

    April 15, 2021 – The Longshoremen’s Union Local 375 posted a release from its Quais Express publication on its Facebook page on April 14. The…

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  5. Port of Montreal strike is imminent

    April 13, 2021 – There are reports that a strike at the Port of Montreal will be a reality as both sides are now airing…

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  6. Port of Montreal now closing on the weekends

    April 11, 2021 – The Maritime Employers Association (MEA) shared the following message on Saturday, April 10. The Port of Montreal suffered a substantial 11%-volume…

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  7. Ever Given declares General Average

    April 5, 2021 – As the investigation into the grounding of the Ever Given in the Suez Canal begins, the vessel’s Japanese owner, Shoei Kisen,…

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  9. MEA and Longshoremen return to the bargaining table today

    April 1, 2021 – Reports show cautious optimism as negotiations continue to avert a Port of Montreal strike. We have received confidential information that both…

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  10. Suez Canal now cleared

    March 29, 2021 – The Suez Canal was officially back operating today as the Ever Given was refloated. About 421 ships are lined up to…

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