Service Update – All Modes
There are no service disruptions reported by any of the modes at this time.
CP Service for the week of June 29:
CP expects operating conditions to remain favourable across the system.
Demand remains balanced across majority of fleet. Centerbeams in particular continue to see an increase.
Air Canada Reports adding more global capacity and adding new flights to Istanbul. The details of the expanded and new service offerings can be found at https://www.aircanada.com/cargo/en/news-updates/commercial/20200630.html
IATA Air Cargo Update
Air Cargo News reports on the announcement by the IATA Director General that the airfreight market improved in May, but full recovery will take time. The Air Cargo News report can be found at https://www.aircargonews.net/data/iata-airfreight-market-improved-in-may-but-a-full-recovery-will-take-time/
Supply Chain Commentaries
AAR Canadian Rail Traffic Data – Week 26
North American rail volume for the first 26 weeks of 2020 was 16,174,394 carloads and intermodal units, down 12% compared with 2019.
Canadian railways reported 71,613 carloads for the week, down 20.1%, and 64,364 intermodal units, down 8.8% compared with the same week in 2019.
For the first 26 weeks of 2020, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 3,601,257 carloads, containers and trailers, down 8.3%. The detailed statistics for week 26 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).
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 www.fma-agf.ca .
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.