Yesterday, on September 16, 2015, the Container Trucking Association of Ontario (CTAO) reached an agreement with container trucking companies after nine days of tough negotiations. The work stoppage included picket lines established near CN Rail and CP Rail terminals in the Greater Toronto Area, as well as reports of intimidation tactics for drivers that continued to work. An agreement was finalized between the two parties last night, which includes a “fair percentage increase in rates” for the first time in a decade and addresses terminal wait times.
Container movements should regain momentum in the area today. However, cargo owners should be aware they may be responsible for storage, demurrage, detention, or diversion charges incurred during the strike.
Deringer will continue using our resources to mitigate the effects as much as possible. If you have questions about your particular shipment, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.