February 19, 2021 – As many of our customers will recall, there was a strike at the Port of Montreal in August 2020 and your cargo was delayed for weeks, and in some cases well over a month, due to labour problems between CUPE Local 375 and the Maritime Employers Association. That 12-day strike only ended when the parties agreed to a 7-month truce, paving the way for Canada’s second largest port to reopen, and labour negotiations to re-start. As the truce expires on Mach 21st, 2021, the talks continue with the assistance of a new team of federal mediators. We do not have information about the status of negotiations, and whether further labour actions will be averted. Canaan Transport is currently urging our customers to contact us to identify potential options to minimize disruptions to your supply chain.