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Canada West Coast ports call off strike once more

Strike withdraws after Canada’s independent Industrial Relations Board deemed it to be illegal

West Coast port

Dockworkers are calling off a strike notice just after the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Canada previously rejected a deal with the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) on July 18.

Strike withdraw

The strike notice that had been issued on Wednesday was withdrawn shortly after the Canada Industrial Relations Board declared the workers' renewed strike as unlawful due to the lack of a 72-hour notice.

Ports of Vancouver & Prince Rupert

According to CNBC, “the Ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert are critical ports for US trade, with 15% of US trade coming into the Port of Vancouver, and 60% of all the containers bound for rail destined for the US.”

DSV continues to monitor the situation and will be sure to keep you informed as additional updates are released. Should you have any questions, please reach out to your local DSV representative.

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