Port of Montreal Strike
At 7am on Friday 23rd April the Union representing the Port of Montreal Longshoremen gave a 72 hour strike notice to the Maritime Employers Association (MEA).
As a result, all container and general cargo operations will cease as of Monday April 26th at 7am for an indefinite period.
All containers not collected from the port or currently loaded on board a vessel awaiting discharge at the Port of Montreal are effectively ‘stuck’ until strike action ceases or port and vessel operators come up with a contingency plan to get these containers moving. The strike action is expected to have a wider impact on services into and out of Canada and the USA, with additional volume expected to be directed to other ports and rail terminals in order to avoid Montreal.
Going forward, Woodland Group and our partners in Canada will be moving any US or Canadian cargo via alternative ports of Halifax or New York which is likely to attract additional costs.
We will continue to update you as further information becomes available. Please contact us should you require any further information.