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CBSA to extend no monetary AMPS period until fall 2021 for e-Manifest program

July 05, 2021

On July 2, CIFFA received a written response from Peter Hill, Vice-President, Commercial and Trade Branch, with the CBSA. Mr. Hill was thanking CIFFA Executive Director Bruce Rodgers for his correspondence of June 14, 2021, regarding the upcoming end of the zero rated penalty period for electronic house bills. Hill indicated he appreciated the input […]

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CIFFA Survey sheds light on Member Investment in Technology

Forwarder Online July 06, 2021

A CIFFA Member Survey was launched and the results finalized this June querying membership on various aspects of technology, including: freight management systems, business process automation, predictive analytics, digitization, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. CIFFA Associate Member, Drew Simons of Roxville Technology Inc. drafted the survey and presented the summary to the CIFFA Technology Committee June […]

Month in Review – June 2021

Monthly Review July 06, 2021

Maritime June 1: Boxships Make Alternate Plans Following Yantian COVID Outbreak – Splash A COVID-19 outbreak around Yantian Port has seen boxships weigh anchor in the South China Sea and others switch port calls to Nansha in the latest pandemic headache to hit liner planning departments. The outbreak, first detected at the key boxport 10 […]

CIFFA announces new Director Joel MacKay, President and Owner, Mactrans Logistics Inc.

Press Release June 25, 2021

TORONTO June 25, 2021. CIFFA (The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association) announces a new appointment to its Board of Directors. Joel MacKay is the President and Owner of Mactrans Logistics Inc, a North American 3PL. Joel and his team have built Mactrans from a group of three people in 2009 to over thirty associates today […]

CIFFA Professional Freight Forwarder Recognition

Forwarder Online June 21, 2021

Obtaining and maintaining a professional designation is a worthy achievement and something that any individual can be proud of. Professional Freight Forwarder (PFF) designates are recognized as ‘Individual Members’ of the association. CIFFA would like to recognize these individuals. Current PFFs have not only met education and work-experience requirements, they also contribute to the industry […]

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

Forwarder Online 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

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 […]