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Freight updates: latest news on the worldwide supply chain 

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The worldwide supply chain is constantly changing. Now, two years into the pandemic-related global capacity crunch, high prices, delays, and port congestion persist. These updates will share some of the latest freight news, so we can keep you abreast of the situation. 

Airfreight rules changing: higher costs for lithium battery shippers

Lithium battery shippers face frequent changes to transport regulations, air regulations especially. Beginning in April, both lithium ion and lithium metal batteries must be declared under Section IA or IB. Read more.


U.K. and Canada begin formal talks for a Free Trade Agreementnews_132289555_s

The U.K. and Canadian governments have begun formal negotiations on a new trade deal to replace the interim deal, which followed Britain’s departure from the European Union. Read more.

Port of Vancouver sets container volume record 

Canada’s largest maritime trade facility handled a record volume of containers in 2021in spite of a difficult year with severe weather adding to the unprecedented demands on the global supply chain. Read more.

Canada removes pre-entry test for fully vaxxed travellers 

Effective April 1, fully vaccinated travellers will no longer need to provide a pre-entry COVID-19 test result to enter Canada by air, land or water. Read more.

Workers back on the job after CP Rail and union agree to final arbitration

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. rail employees are back on the job, but it may take weeks before matters are settled between the country's second-largest railway and the union representing 3,000 conductors, engineers, train and yard workers. Read more.

Airlines are flying up to 40% longer routes to avoid Russia

Airspace closures over Russia and the European Union are forcing airlines to take long detours to avoid restrictions, adding hours of flight time and thousands in extra operating costs. Read more.


About the Freight Forwarders at Cole International:

At Cole, we’re proud to have been freight forwarders for more than 60 years. Freight forwarders are at the frontlines of today’s global supply chain challenges. These updates share some of the latest freight news: keeping you abreast of the situation and giving you insight into the complexity freight forwarders are navigating at this time. Learn how we can streamline your shipping operations.

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