important notices

Important Notices

  • CBSA - Delays in Processing EDI Issue

    The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has provided an update confirming that they are experiencing system issues resulting in interruptions affecting all modes of transportation. The interruptions include a delay in receiving inbound documents and in sending outbound message such as acknowledgments, reject messages and notices E.g. RNS, Completeness...

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  • Ocean Import Update

    The OEC Group would like to take this opportunity to notify our customers of current market conditions affecting service, costs, and schedule integrity as we move into October 2020. As Canada & The United States continue to reopen their respective economies, demand continues to strain all aspects of global container shipping. Port Congestion:...

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  • Port of Montreal strike - Agreement in principle reached with one of the unions

    source: According to the Maritime Employers Association, an agreement in principle has been reached between the employer and one of the unions at the Port of Montreal. The tentative agreement was made with the union of auditors, which has 175 members. However, the union representing 1,125 longshoremen from the Canadian Union of Public...

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  • Port Congestion and Dwell Times

    During this unprecedented year, increasing dwell times and vessel delays have become a regular occurrence throughout Canadian and US ports. In Canada, we have been seeing increasing dwell times for the West and East Coast terminals mainly due to port congestion and railcar shortages. The East Coast port congestion (Halifax, NS and Saint John,...

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  • PPE Solutions Simplified

    2020 has been a year of uncertainty. Most of our daily routines have changed and we have learned to adapt to the new normal. At OEC, we are doing our part to help. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, OEC has operated over 50 chartered flights from Asia to North America to deliver essential Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to our clients. These...

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