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Freight update July 2021: latest news and updates on the worldwide supply chain

The worldwide supply chain is constantly changing. This year, there has been a global capacity crunch with prices rising and ongoing container shortages persisting. These monthly updates will share some of the latest freight forwarding news, so we can keep you abreast of the situation. 

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This has been a year like no other in global shipping. Here’s a look back at the stranger-than-fiction first six months of 2021. Read more.

Weeks to clear the Yantian backlog

Yantian Port has resumed normal operations after a slow-down following a Covid-19 outbreak. Shippers have been warned it will take many weeks to clear up the immense container backlog. Read more.

The inside story of Ever Given, the ship that broke global trade

How the Ever Given and its billion-dollar cargo got stuck, got free, got impounded, and got taken to court. Read more.

What’s causing the container ship traffic jam clogging up global trade

Trade wars, high demand, and a pandemic have created a perfect storm for the container ship industry which is trying to stay organized in the face of a wave of market unpredictability. Watch now.

CBSA officers vote on strike mandate

Here’s what’s happening with the CBSA strike vote.

Beginning in June, 9,000 CBSA officers began holding strike votes. The workers, employed by the CBSA and Treasury Board, have been without a contract for nearly three years and say talks broke off between the two sides in December. Read more.

The agency later clarified that the current vote would be to support a strike mandate, and not for a strike itself. Read more.

The CBSA’s union, Public Service Alliance of Canada, is holding virtual strike info sessions and strike preparation webinars for CBSA officers throughout July. Read more.

We’ll continue to offer you insights into the worldwide freight industry—and we’re here to help you navigate these challenging times. With more than half a century of international shipping and freight experience, we are your full-service freight partner. Contact us today to learn how we can streamline your operations.

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