important notices

Important Notices

  • 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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  • Rate Increases

    Due to unprecedented market conditions, we have been advised by our ocean carrier partners of impending general rate increases forthwith, effective Aug 15, 2020. The quantum’s have not yet been finalized, please rest assured that the OEC Group is doing everything it can to mitigate and limit the impact to our customers. Further details will be available...

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