Service Update – All Modes

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

Air Cargo

Air Canada provided an update on its wide-body flight schedule on July 6. The details of the expanded and new service offerings can be found at the first red bar below.

Supply Chain Commentaries

AAR Canadian Rail Traffic Data – Week 27

North American rail volume for the first 27 weeks of 2020 was 16,776,056 carloads and intermodal units, down 11.8% compared with 2019.

Canadian railways reported 69,121 carloads for the week, down 11%, and 61,227 intermodal units, down 8.2% compared with the same week in 2019.

For the first 27 weeks of 2020, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 3,731,605 carloads, containers and trailers, down 8.3%. The detailed statistics for week 27 can be found at the second red bar below.

Trans-Pacific Service & Pricing

American Shipper reported on July 7 on the increases in spot rates by trans-pacific container lines and accusations of profiteering from the COVID-19 disruptions. On July 6, rates to the U.S. west coast were US$2,776 per FEU, up 70% over rates of the past two years. The full American Shipper article can be found at the third 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 .

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.