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COVID-19 Operations: Port of Montreal

March 25, 2020 by Port of Montreal

MESSAGES TO OUR PARTNERS AND CLIENTS REGARDING COVID-19 The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) continues to adapt to changing COVID-19 developments in consultation with the Public Health Agency of Canada, Transport Canada and other key stakeholders, including the federal, provincial and…

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Port of Vancouver keeps supply chain moving in fight against Covid-19

March 25, 2020 by Derek Cloutier, Today's Trucking

Vancouver, BC — It was a near record year for cargo and passenger movement at the Port of Vancouver in 2019, and so far, Covid-19 has had an impact on 2020. With 144 million metric tonnes (MMT) of cargo moving…

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Air cargo’s importance magnified during COVID-19 crisis

March 25, 2020 by John Tenpenny

Air freight carriers are becoming essential to the supply chain as they begin moving time-sensitive shipments, including medical supplies. Air Canada announced it has started using its aircraft to operate cargo-only flights to Europe, with other flights planned for Latin…

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COVID-19 Operations: CN

March 25, 2020 by CN Railway

Dear Valued Customer, We are contacting you in the wake of yesterday’s announcements in the Provinces of Quebec and Ontario calling for non-essential businesses to close no later than midnight tonight, March 24th, and to stay closed through April 13th…

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Despite signs of accelerating pandemic, Trump wants Americans back to work

March 25, 2020 by James McCarten The Canadian Press

Washington, DC — A chilling debate is unfolding in the virus-racked United States as President Donald Trump, desperate to reanimate his country’s paralyzed economy, considers scaling back its COVID-19 defences and sending people back to work in a matter of weeks…

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COVID-19 Operations: HuskyPRO

March 24, 2020 by HuskyPRO

Dear Partners, As the world continues to address COVID-19, we want you to know that Husky and our operators have been preparing for this evolving situation. We are committed to the health and safety of our customers, our staff and…

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Protect maritime workers during COVID-19 crisis: Chamber of Shipping

March 24, 2020 by John Tenpenny

Vancouver, BC – Canada’s marine shipping industry is joining a worldwide call for the G20 and the UN to support the maritime sector and to “act quickly to protect global supply chains.” In an open letter the two organizations representing…

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Uber Freight offers shippers relief during COVID-19 crisis

March 24, 2020 by Canadian Shipper

Digital Freight brokerage Uber Freight announced a series of initiatives to support carriers and shippers as well as helping keep essential goods moving during the COVID-19 crisis, including Uber Eats credits and zero-profit pricing for relief loads. “The freight industry…

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Keep on trucking: Trucks must keep moving across Canada U.S. border amid coronavirus

March 23, 2020 by The Canadian Press

Canada and the United States have agreed to restrict non-essential trips across their common border, while leaving it open for the movement to freight in trucks. While the justification of banning crossings by “non-essential” people is open to question, the…

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TIACA calls for recognition of air cargo industry during COVID-19 crisis

March 23, 2020 by Canadian Shipper

Miami, FL – The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has called for the air cargo industry’s voice to be heard fully by regulators and governments across the globe in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We support IATA’s appeal to have air…

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Share your stories about COVID-19’s supply chain heroes

March 23, 2020 by Canadian Shipper

Toronto, ON — As Canada fights Covid-19, those working in Canada’s supply chain are holding things together. We want to hear about the everyday heroes who make that happen. Are you involved ensuring goods, like food or other critical supplies…

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Trucking firm responds to COVID-19 crisis

March 23, 2020 by Canadian Shipper

Okotoks, AB — Despite being forced to temporarily layoff workers, one of Canada’s largest transportation and logistics companies, says it can weather the impact of the COVID-19 on freight. Mullen Group, announced plans to temporarily lay off some employees, cut…