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Air Freight Shippers Hit as Volcanic Ash Plume Hits Transpacific Capacity

Asia-North America capacity is currently tight following the cancellation of a number of flights due to volcanic ash in the air. A series of volcanic eruptions on Alaska’s Bogoslof Island triggered an ash cloud, which caused several airlines to adjust their transpacific operations, creating “very tight” space, according to one forwarder. The Alaskan volcano is […]

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Purolator not accepting shipments effective March 28th, 2017 due to possible strike action

Please be advised that effective March 28, 2017 Purolator is taking the step of ceasing to accept shipments to ensure the integrity of our customers’ shipments should a labour disruption occur – shipment pickups will occur as normal on March 27, 2017. Effective March 28, 2017, Purolator will not be accepting shipments until further notice. […]

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Three month SOLAS VGM grace period ended October 1st

Please make note: The three month grace period for the SOLAs revision with regards to the VGM (verified gross mass) for all packed containers has ended as of October 1st, 2016. For more information regarding current compliance and review of the revision and its impacts, please see the article below, posted by the TT Club. http://www.ttclub.com/news-events/press-releases/article/vgm-period-of-grace-ends-on-1st-october-136031/

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Air Canada offers direct flights from Montreal to Shanghai, China in the New Year

Air Canada has confirmed their introduction of daily direct flights from Montreal to Shanghai, China. Beginning in February 2017, this year-round service will commence on Air Canada’s Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, marking this as their 13th direct service out of Montreal. For more information, please refer to the Canadian Shipper article provided below. http://www.canadianshipper.com/financial-management/air-canada-launching-non-stop-montreal-shanghai-flights/1003371806/  

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Labour Day – Monday September 5th

Please be advised that Colbeck & Clarke will be closed for Labour Day this coming Monday, September 5th for the Canadian statutory holiday. Should you require assistance, please direct all messages to the following emails, and someone will be in contact with you at their earliest possible convenience. exports@colbeck-clarke.com imports@colbeck-clarke.com sales@colbeck-clarke.com For all of you enjoying […]

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Ontario to Introduce Mandatory Entry-Level Training for Class A Truck Drivers

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation has recently introduced a mandatory four to six week entry-level training course for commercial Class A truck drivers. The new Commercial Truck Driver Training Standard (Class A) will be available early July, 2016. Individuals seeking a Class A license in Ontario on or after July 1, 2017 will need to […]

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