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Policy Watch-CIFFA expresses alarm at unjustifiable and unjustified fees in marine shipping sector

June 16, 2021

Policy Watch-CIFFA expresses alarm and frustration at recent development in marine shipping sector which will have negative impacts on Canadian businesses and consumers. A letter to the Federal Minister of Finance, copied to each provincial Solicitor General, calls attention to unjustifiable and unjustified fees to industry. View Full Letter

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Things still up in the air, post-pandemic

Forwarder Online June 15, 2021

Airfreight capacity, rates remain challenging By Ian Putzger A year after the COVID-19 pandemic hit global aviation capacity is still a challenge for forwarders. Gary Vince, head of air freight, Canada at DHL Global Forwarding, recalled the initial impact on cargo. “With 60-70 percent of belly space gone in a matter of days, it was […]

Education Update

Forwarder Online June 15, 2021

By Petra Javornikova, Senior Instructional Designer at CIFFA International trade is dynamic and rapidly evolving. As such, CIFFA regularly revises the content of its course materials to accommodate any relevant industry updates, and amends any irrelevant or outdated content.  All revisions must additionally comply with the FIATA Minimum Standards to Obtain the FIATA Diploma in […]

Advocacy Report: CIFFA’s role in government relations

Forwarder Online June 15, 2021

By Bruce Rodgers   CIFFA participates in a number of workshops and committees on behalf of our membership base. It is important that the needs and requirements of the freight forwarding community be represented and communicated. One particular group that we participate in is the Border Commercial Consultative Committees (BCCCs). This committee consists of Canada […]

Month in Review – May 2021

Forwarder Online June 15, 2021

Maritime May 4: Container Contract System Broken – BCOs Steer Toward Short-Term Deals – The Loadstar BCOs will commit 25% less volume to long-term contracts this year, sending almost twice as much via short-term and spot deals. “This strategy will leave carriers with fewer contracted, forecasted containers and BCOs spending more time and resources renewing […]

Jamie Wiltse Recipient of CIFFA’s 2021 Donna Letterio Leadership Award

Forwarder Online June 15, 2021

TORONTO, April 13, 2021. CIFFA, the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association, is pleased to announce the winner of the 2021 Donna Letterio Leadership Award, Jamie Wiltse, District Manager of the Alberta and Saskatchewan Region at Expeditors Canada Inc. CIFFA introduced the annual Donna Letterio Leadership Award in December 2015. The award is granted annually in […]

Summary: IATA Webinar – Key Learnings from the Ongoing Vaccine Distribution Effort and Paving the Way for the Future

Forwarder Online April 22, 2021

IATA presented the third of three webinars on the transportation of COVID-19 vaccines on April 21. (See summaries of earlier sessions in the series: Part 1, Part 2.) The two-hour webinar included several speakers and looked at what the air cargo industry has learned and achieved since the first vaccines rolled out in December 2020. […]