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COVID - 19 Impact of Global Supply Chains #42

May 5, 2020

Service Update - All Modes

CP expects operating conditions to remain seasonal across the network.
CP is proactively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic situation and taking appropriate action where required. Demand is balanced across all fleets. Car velocity is strong which is providing strong levels of order fulfillment on the network.

CP key operational performance categories for carload traffic for the week ending May 3, 2020:
  • Weekly carloads: 28,409 (previous week: 30,135)
  • Carload on-time performance: 85.5% (previous week: 92.4%)
  • Average train speed: 22.2 MPH (previous week: 22.7 MPH)
  • Average terminal dwell: 6.5 hours (previous week: 6.1 hours)
Supply Chain Commentaries
1) AJot  reports on Air Canada Lingering Impacts
AJOT  quotes Air Canada CEO, Calin Rovinescu as stating "this as the darkest period ever in commercial aviation".  The full article can be found at the first red bar below.  

2) IATA and the UPU warn of air capacity shortage for global postal services

IATA and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) note that airmail services are primarily carried on passenger flights.  A 95% reduction in passenger flights coupled with an increase in e-commerce, is leading to a significant capacity problem and IATA s asking for support from national governments.  The IATA release can be found at the second red bar below.

FMA Government Relations

FMA has continuing communications with Transport Canada Surface Policy and Marine Policy officials and with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).  

FMA Office Operations
FMA staff are primarily working from home.  If you need to talk with us, please send messages to me at the email address below and leave a phone number where you can be reached.

Updates are on the FMA Website
All the COVID-19 updates that FMA has issued are now uploaded to the website and there is a link to them on the home page at www.fma-agf.ca .  

The FMA updates focus on the impacts of COVID-19 on supply chains.

Information and questions from members are encouraged and will be useful in our continuing outreach to FMA members and in our communications with the government and with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.  All individual company information will be kept confidential.

AJOT Article - Air Canada
IATA News Release - Airmail Capacity Shortage

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