Thursday, 17 September 2015
Labor Disruption in Eastern Ontario Update No. 2
Dear MOL Customer:
Further to our previous notice regarding the labor
disruption in Eastern Ontario which resulted in congestion around rail
terminals in Toronto, please note the following update we have received from the
Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA):
CIFFA has been following and communicating
the developments on the labour action by the members of the CTAO since
September 4th. We reported on Wednesday Sept. 16 (yesterday) that a
deal in principal had been reached and that an agreement was being presented
Wednesday afternoon. Although we don’t have specific details on the agreement
to publish, we have been advised that most participants in the negotiations
have signed the agreement and should be back to work this morning. We know that
there is some backlog at container yards, which means that it will most likely
take a few days to clear up.
In addition to the above, it is our
understanding, based on reports, that the parties have now signed an agreement. As
a reminder, 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 reduce
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.
(America) Inc. and MOL (Canada) Inc.