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Industry and Membership News November 3, 2021

November 03, 2021

Courtney Agencies becomes the 300th certified Living Wage Employer in BC Courtney Agencies, a customs brokerage and freight forwarding business based in Vancouver has become the 300th organization in BC to signify their commitment to ending working poverty by certifying as a Living Wage Employer. The living wage is the hourly amount a family needs […]

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The Forwarder Magazine, Fall 2021

Forwarder Online November 29, 2021

The fall issue of the Forwarder Magazine, published twice yearly, is now available and has been mailed out. The Forwarder Magazine is Canada’s only dedicated magazine for freight forwarders, load brokers, and cartage companies. Each edition contains original content on the issues affecting logistics professionals. The magazine celebrates the achievements of its member firms and their […]

CN, COSCO, and DP World partner in launching Priority train services from the Port of Prince Rupert

Industry Updates November 18, 2021

CN has partnered with COSCO and the DP World Fairview Container Terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert on a priority train service enabling high demand goods to get from Shanghai to key markets in Canada faster than any other industry offering, the companies said. Thanks to low congestion at the port and strong terminal […]

Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership and Fracht FWO Inc. partner on cargo vessel from China to Canada

Forwarder Online November 17, 2021

For the first time in its fifty-year history, terminal operator Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership at the Port of Montreal, joined efforts with Fracht FWO Inc., an international Freight Forwarder with strong presence in North America, to receive a cargo vessel originating directly from China. “The first direct shipping link, without transshipment, between Asia and the […]

CIFFA now accepts Freight Brokers

Forwarder Online November 11, 2021

New this year, CIFFA is accepting freight brokers into our regular membership category. CIFFA offers numerous benefits to its North American Freight Brokers and Transportation based 3PLs. Whatever your role in the movement of goods, the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association is important. For transportation brokers, we offer support, advocacy, education and the stature of […]

MONTH IN REVIEW – OCTOBER 2021

Monthly Review November 02, 2021

Maritime October 1: Port of Vancouver ‘Gridlock’ A CIFFA freight forwarder member provided an update on the Port of Vancouver, as follows: “Congestion and delays are now severely impacting the Port of Vancouver’s operations. Increased demand to Vancouver by forwarders looking to bypass the congestion occurring at U.S. West Coast ports has resulted in increased […]

Federal leadership on supply chains won’t solve everything, but it might help: CIFFA Executive Director

Industry Updates October 19, 2021

TORONTO, October 19, 2021. Last week the Minister of Finance told reporters she was watching Canadian trade flows, looking for signs of “strain” but so far, didn’t see them. This came as a shock to our membership at the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA). The Canadian supply chain is experiencing “strain” as we have […]


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