Newsletter – January 4, 2018
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
Port of Halifax Storm Alert
source: Port of Halifax
The Port of Halifax issued an alert to advise that a winter storm is expected to begin this morning and last for a period of 12 to 20 hours. Read more here.
GROUND AND RAIL FREIGHT UPDATES
CP Rail Free Time Reduced at Vaughan Terminal
In its Tariff 3 – Intermodal Supplemental Services issued in July 2016, CP Rail reduced the free time at Group Five Terminals (Vaughan) from 48 hours to 36 hours. (See page 11 of the document, accessible through the link below.) However, implementation was deferred until January 1, 2018. And it seems that, without any reminders or secondary communication, everybody forgot about the change. Dray operators, freight forwarders, customs brokers and importers appear to have been caught by surprise.
A message from CP Customer Service to a CIFFA member stated that “the 36-hour Vaughan window has been in place for some time; there was a grace period reflecting 48 hours to allow the change to be absorbed.”
- July 2016 Tariff 3
- January 2018 Tariff
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Statements to be Deployed to ACE on January 6
source: Sandler TravIS Trade
On January 6, the Automated Commercial Environment will become the system of record for all statements, with the exception of reconciliation statements, which will be deployed to ACE on February 24.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection states that, no later than January 13, it will deploy ACE statement reports with ACE statement data, and the legacy ACE account revenue reports universe will no longer be available. The new ACE statement reports will be available under the statements tab found in the applicable trade account workspace. Read more here.