Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Labor Disruption in Eastern Ontario
Dear MOL Customer:
Please note that we have been advised of an ongoing labor
disruption by truckers in Eastern Ontario which has resulted in congestion
around rail terminals in Toronto.
Today we received the following update from the Canadian International
Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA):
Negotiations resumed Tuesday Sept. 15 with
members of the CTAO. We have reports that a resolution was reached in principal
between the parties and that a binding agreement is being drawn and will be presented
later today Wednesday Sept. 16. Once the binding agreement is accepted, it is
our understanding that drivers are then invited to sign the agreement. It is
uncertain if the movements of goods will resume later today or tomorrow.
Although we are hopeful of a quick resolution, our rail
carrier partners have advised us of their contingency plans intended to
alleviate disruption to our services and impact on our customers. In addition, MOL
has created plans to address both container yard moves and door moves and will
work directly with individual customers.
MOL continues to work closely with our rail partners to
mitigate the impact. We will provide further updates as necessary. If you have
any questions, please contact the Shipment Management Center at 1-800-449-7575,
or contact your sales representative. As always, we appreciate your business.
MOL (America) Inc. and MOL (Canada) Inc.