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Freight update November 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. 

Canada border officers ratify deal for new contractContainer_90776605_s

After 8,000 CBSA personnel staged a daylong work-rule strike in August, a deal has been reached including pay increased and changes to working conditions. The four-year deal is backdated to 2018 and will expire in 2022, leaving the possibility of another labor dispute next year. Read more.

Bare shelves for the holiday season?

Bottlenecks from factories to cargo ships mean fewer goods on shelves and fewer discounts for the season. Read more.

Efforts to unclog USA’s largest container terminal complex

Big-box retailers including Walmart, FedEx, and UPS have detailed plans to expand container operations at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in effort to unclog a massive bottleneck at the country’s largest container terminal complex. Read more.

Canada short 18,000 truck drivers in second quarter

About 18,000 of Canada’s truck driving jobs were vacant in the second quarter of 2021, leaving 72% of surveyed employers to identify driver recruitment as a significant business challenge. Read more.

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