Ocean Freight Container Ship

Port of Montreal Union Strike and vessel diversions

The longshoremen’s union and its employer announced on Friday, August 21 that they reached a tentative agreement on a seven-month truce ending the strike.

It is estimated that it will take between two and four weeks before shippers have caught up and operations are back to normal.

The event was beyond our control. Pursuant to the terms and conditions of the relevant underlying contracts of carriage as evidenced by our standard Bill of Lading and/or Sea Waybill, as the case may be, including, without limitation, Par. 15 “Matters affecting performance” and Par. 16 “Methods and routes of transportation”, as well as the SchenkerOcean Ltd. Tariffs applicable thereto, we take this opportunity to provide you with the following information for your consideration.

Due to diversions of vessels for the last two weeks, additional costs for cargo furtherance to/from the diversion ports will be provided. The extra charges will be billed under Charge Code name Diversion / Change of Destination Fee.

We appreciate your continued support as a valued customer, and should you require any further information or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact your account manager or customer service representative.

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DB Schenker Announcement - Port of Montreal Union Strike ends with Truce