Toronto, August 10, 2020
As a result of the ongoing strike at the Port of Montreal, several carriers have diverted vessels to other ports of arrival such as Halifax, New York City and Saint John, N.B.. In doing so, these carriers are applying additional costs to offset the difference in landed fees between Montreal and the revised port of arrival.
The situation is very fluid. In some cases vessels have been diverted on route, resulting in these additional costs being applied with little warning.
Aside from this, some carriers are offering an option to route containers via other ports prior to shipping. In these cases the costs will be confirmed prior to departure.
For more information, please call David Lychek, Manager – Ocean & Air Services at (905) 882-4880, ext. 1207.