Service Update – All Modes

There are no service disruptions reported by any of the modes at this time.


CP Update Intermodal Service for the week of June 22:

CP expects operating conditions to remain seasonal for intermodal traffic.

Equipment capacity is available across the CP network for intra-Canada shipments with some tightness in Edmonton and Regina.

Ocean Freight

Lloyds Loading List reports that global container lines are reinstating some of the capacity they cancelled in the past few months on the Asia-North America west coast trade lane. The full Lloyds article can be found at

Air Cargo

Supply Chain Dive reports that the inflated rates from China and Hong Kong have begun to fall from their mid-May peak. The full article can be found at

Supply Chain Commentaries

AAR Canadian Rail Traffic Data – Week 25

North American rail volume for the first 25 weeks of 2020 was 15,545,401 carloads and intermodal units, down 11.9% compared with 2019.

Canadian railroads reported 72,171 carloads for week 25, down 14.9%, and 64,537 intermodal units, down 7.7% compared with the same week in 2019. Most commodity groups were lower than the same week in 2019, but grain shipments were up 19.2% for the week compared to last year.

For the first 25 weeks of 2020, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 3,465,280 carloads, containers and trailers, down 8%. The detailed statistics for week 25 can be found at the 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). As reported to FMA members on June 23rd, Transport Canada has issued a freight transportation recovery forecast and FMA will be in contact with Transport Canada on this document during the next few months.

FMA Office Operations

FMA staff are primarily working from home. If you need to talk with us, please call me at 613-294-4569.

Updates are on the FMA Website

The FMA COVID-19 updates continue to be uploaded to the website and there is a link to them on the home page at .

The FMA updates focus only 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.