Service Update – All Modes
Information from all modes indicates that the Canadian transportation system continues to function normally.
Traffic has declined in most modes resulting in adequate service in terms of equipment supply and transit consistency for most remaining traffic, although imbalances in traffic may causing container shortages in some locations.
Transport Canada has issued temporary exemptions from some Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) regulations primarily related to products required for fighting the virus. The link to those regulations is at https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/tdg/temporary-certificates.html
The major ports are not reporting any delays. There are reports of container shortages in Vancouver that could have an impact on exporters. Feedback on this issue from FMA member companies would be appreciated.
The Port of Montreal intermodal scorecard for March has been published and can be found at
Port Technology has published an article on the resilience of the major Canadian ports to be able to rebound from the COVID-19 upheaval. The article can be found at
FMA Office Operations
FMA staff are primarily working from home. We have access to all our office computer files on our laptop computers, so are able to carry out most of the daily activities 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 Now on the 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 .
Our focus in the FMA updates continues be on supply-chain impacts of COVID-19. If members have questions where FMA may be able to help, please email your request.
Information from members will be useful in our continuing outreach to members and in our communications with the government and with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. As always, all individual company information will be kept confidential.