July 12, 2023 – It appears that we are close to seeing an end to the port strike as Seamus O’Regan, the federal labour minister, yesterday night invoked his statutory powers under the Canada Labour Code and has named a Mediator to draft the terms of a recommended settlement within 24 hours. After such time, the Labour Minister will share the proposal with both sides (BCMEA/ILWU) and will provide another 24 hours for them to review and communicate such proposal with their members for ratification. Picket lines remain in place at the Container Terminals and all marine terminal cargo operations continue to be shut down. Canaan Transport is now looking at the restart as soon as next week if all goes well. Customers with diversion request are asked to contact our team directly for further discussion.