important notices

Important Notices

  • Port of Montreal announces indefinite strike

    A strike notice was sent to the MEA today. The Union's pressure tactics include the complete cessation of work on the territory of the Port of Montreal, including the Contrecoeur terminal, for an unlimited period from Monday April 26, 2021 at 7:00 AM. During this period, the longshoreman members, foremen as well as maintenance men will be on legal...

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  • Partial Strike announced at the Port of Montreal

    The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 375, which represents the longshoremen working at the Port of Montreal, has given today a 72-hour partial strike notice to the Maritime Employers Association (MEA). The partial strike is being carried out as part of the negotiations for the renewal of the longshoremen's collective agreement with the Port. Here...

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  • Updated Air import arrival charges

    OEC will be releasing a new tariff for air import arrival fees that will come into effect on April 1st, 2021. The new tariff reflects the current market conditions across the airline and terminal industry. We encourage all clients to reach out to their OEC representative to review the upcoming changes. We thank you for your support and look forward...

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  • Quebec Spring Thaw 2021

    Spring thaw in Quebec has now begun in Zones 1 and 2 as of today. The authorized load limits will be reduced during the thaw period on all public roads, and impacts all containers, both import and export, moving through the province of Quebec. Here are the official dates for 2021 as per the Ministère des Transports. Zone 1 From Monday, March...

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  • Union Workers at the Port of Montreal reject deal

    Unionized Longshoremen at the Port of Montreal on Sunday rejected an offer from management, raising industry fears of a new strike following crippling work stoppages in 2020. This news comes as the 7-month truce between the unionized dockworkers (CUPE Local 375) and the Maritime Employers Association (MEA) expired over the weekend. An overwhelming...

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