May 28, 2019 – The British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) provided formal notice today to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union – Canada (ILWU – Canada) of its intention, given the strike action that is occurring in the industry, that customer members of the Association will lockout all longshore employees covered by the expired BCMEA / ILWU – Canada collective agreement effective 0800, May 30, 2019. In light of this information and to avoid significant disruptions, we are strongly encouraging all customers to pick up and return shipments as soon as possible. Canaan Transport is closely monitoring this situation and will do our best to keep all customers apprised of any pertinent developments.