Freight Shipping Canada, the US and Mexico – Important Notice

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Follow here the events that could cause shipping delays as they happen

 On this page, you will find reports of important events that can cause supply chain disruptions in the three countries of the North American Trade Zone: Mexico, the U.S.,  and Canada. We will publish updates every time something relevant happens.


January 25,  2023

WINTER STORM AS SNOWFALL WARNINGS

A “major winter storm” is set to impact southern Ontario beginning on Wednesday and continuing into early Thursday.

  • Snowfall rates could reach 2 or 3 cm per hour and winds will gust over 60 km/h near the Lake Ontario shore, which will create near-zero visibility with blowing snow.
  • For areas in eastern Ontario and into southern Quebec, from Ottawa to Montreal, 30 cm is possible with snowfall lingering through Thursday.

“Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas,” Environment Canada said.

The severe weather is expected to persist as thunderstorms march eastward, taking aim at areas from southeastern Virginia to northern Florida Wednesday. Some of the most intense thunderstorms will trigger damaging winds and could spawn a tornado.

Another round of snow is in the forecast late Friday into Saturday morning, with a more widespread snowfall possible Sunday through Monday. While there’s lower confidence in the forecast this far out, the storm at the end of the weekend isn’t expected to be a major event. This wintry setup will remain locked in place for the final days of January and into early February, with an active setup expected to continue as we march through the heart of winter.

Customers may experience delays in the delivery and collection of their goods. All carriers are advised to extreme caution when traveling by road. We ask our clients to plan their trips in advance.

 

Source:

https://www.cp24.com/news/gta-and-much-of-southern-ontario-bracing-for-heavy-snow-as-winter-storm-moves-

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/timeline-of-when-southern-ontario-s-significant-snowstorm-will-hit-1.6242447

 


December 27,  2022

U.S. and Canada: historic Arctic winter storm.
Dozens of dead.

  • Dozens were killed in the US by the Christmas Day winter storm.
  • Almost 60 percent of Americans have been affected by extreme weather conditions. Some are trapped in their homes.
  • US President Joe Biden has announced federal disaster relief for New York state after a severe winter storm
  • Buffalo expects more snow after blizzard buries city. Some cars have been abandoned in the middle of roads.
  • Nearly 1.5 million people are without power across several states in the US and Canada.
  • Damaging winds, possible flash-freezes, and blizzard-like conditions will make for difficult driving.
  • The weather is about to get worse in many parts of Canada and the US.
  • Many flights were canceled at major airports, including Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal.
  • Hundreds of vehicles in collisions in the US and Canada.
  • Freight shipping delays due to extreme weather conditions are expected to continue until the end of February.

Sources:

https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html

https://www.weather.gov/

 


December 21,  2022

MIDWEST WINTER STORM ELLIOT

Winter Storm Elliott is likely to cause the coldest Christmas the U.S. has seen in almost 40 years, according to CNN meteorologist Jennifer Gray.

The storm is projected to cycle through the U.S. Wednesday through Saturday, affecting the Great Plains on Wednesday night with heavy snow and winds—the National Weather Service has deemed travel during this time as “hazardous”.

The National Weather Service has already issued warnings, watches and advisories for several cities including St. Louis (from 6 a.m. Thursday); Buffalo, New York (late Thursday night); Detroit (beginning 7 p.m. Thursday); Omaha, Nebraska (2:30 p.m. Wednesday); Chicago (12 p.m. Thursday) and Cleveland (1 a.m. Friday).

As travel may be impossible, stay at home if is possible and safe during this season.

 

Source:

https://cnnespanol.cnn.com/2022/11/07/nicole-huracan-florida-alerta-tormenta-trax/

 


December 7,  2022

Emergency situation in Nuevo Laredo following gunfire across NUEVO LAREDO.  AUTHORITIES ASK CITIZENS TO STAY AT HOME

  • They report 7 deaths from an attack on military personnel on the Mty-Nuevo Laredo highway, in the vicinity of the “Corona” Bridge.
  • There are road closures, and classes and public transport are suspended.
  • The Secretary of Public Security of the Government of Tamaulipas confirmed risk situations.
  • They call on Citizens to Avoid Risk Areas: Authorities ask citizens to stay at home.

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November 16, 2022

The Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications, and Transportation in Mexico  announced the SUSPENSION OF all procedures:  RISK OF SHORTAGES AND SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES

After a hack carried out on October 24, the Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications, and Transportation of Mexico decided to suspend all procedures for the issuance of licenses and certificates in the transportation sector until the end of the year.

  • The licenses and certificates with which the industry operates will have an extension in their validity
  • Users in the renewal process will not be affected.
  • The measure was taken in order to safeguard systems and information against hacking of computer equipment.
  • The National Chamber of Cargo Auto-transportation in Mexico points out the risk of shortages and supply chain issues due to the impossibility of obtaining new permits to have drivers transport the goods.

Source:

https://www.gob.mx/sct/prensa/informa-sict-que-software-malicioso-no-dano-sistemas-internos-ni-vulnero-datos-personales?idiom=es


 

November 08, 2022

TROPICAL STORM: HURRICANE WARNING IN FLORIDA

Tropical Storm Nicole, which formed Monday over the Atlantic as a subtropical storm, strengthened Tuesday and is expected to continue to strengthen as it moves toward Florida, where it could make landfall Wednesday night as a Category 1 hurricane.

A hurricane watch is in effect along Florida’s east coast, from the Volusia/Brevard county line to Hallandale Beach, according to the National Hurricane Center. The alert extends from north of Miami to the region known as the Space Coast and includes Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Cape Canaveral and Melbourne.

A storm surge watch has also been issued for parts of Florida and Georgia from Altamaha Sound to Hallendale Beach.

Source:

https://us.cnn.com/2022/11/08/weather/nicole-path-florida-tuesday/index.html

 


 

September  15, 2022

U.S. Freight rail strike threatens supply chains

Some U.S. railroads are delaying shipments in anticipation of a potential nationwide U.S. railroad strike or lockout that could impact over 90,000 rail employees beginning Friday, September 16.

  • This may also cause a rise in costs for over-the-road carriers as volume may shift to other modes.
  • Negotiations are ongoing and a deal may emerge at any point.

Source:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2022/09/13/rail-strike-railroad-shutdown-biden/

 


 

August  15, 2022

Record-breaking levels of rain in Texas cause freight shipping delays

  • Flooding caused roads to be closed in Laredo, TX.
  •  It is expected that bad weather could continue for the next couple of days.
  • The Laredo Police Department confirmed that the following streets have been flooded:
    • Mann Rd and San Dario
    • Jacaman
    • Springfield and Mann Rd
    • Bob Bollock Loop and Frontage
    • I-35 on ramp at International- closed
    • 3201 S. Ejido- creek is flooded over
    • 3209 S. Ejido-closed
    • Las Cruces and Mines Rd
    • Thomas And Sandman
    • E. Corpus and Marcella
    • E. Corpus and Springfield
    • E. San Francisco and Saunders
    • Interstate 35 from Calton to Loop 20
    • Sara Rd and White Point

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources: https://www.lmtonline.com/local/article/Rain-causes-flooding-around-city-streets-schools-17373929.php

 


 

June 2, 2022

Strike of public transportation operators in CDMX

  • They ask for an increase of up to 3 pesos in public transport fares
  • The strike is organized by the Broad Carrier Force
  • Freight deliveries/pick-ups, and freight transportation in Mexico City will be affected.

Areas affected by the strike:

Indios Verdes – Martín Carrera

Roads blocked: Insurgentes Norte, Av. Cuautepec – Calz. Ticomán y Eje 5 Norte.

Alternatives: Vía Morelos, Centenario y Vallejo.

Aragón

Roads blocked: Av. 608 y Av. Oceanía

Alternatives: Río de los Remedios, Eduardo Molina, Loreto Fabela y Av. Gran Canal.

Constitución de 1917

Roads blocked: Periférico, Av. Tláhuac y Eje 8 Sur.

Alternatives: Eje 3 Oriente, Av. Canal de Chalco y Benito Juárez.

Xochimilco – Taxqueña

Roads blocked: Calz. de Tlalpan, Canal de Miramontes y División del Norte.

Alternatives: Eje Central, Ejes 1, 2 y 3 Oriente, Av. Acueducto, Guadalupe I. Ramírez y Escuela Naval.

Oriente

Roads blocked: Zaragoza

Alternatives: Eje 8 Sur, Ejes 5 y 6 Sur (Av. De las Torres), Eje 4 Sur, Vía Tapo, Pantitlán y Eje 1 Norte.

Tacubaya – Observatorio

Roads blocked: Periférico, Minas de Arena y Río Tacubaya.

Alternatives: Revolución, Patriotismo, Camino Real Toluca y Parque Lira.

Centro

Roads blocked:Paseo de la Reforma

Alternatives: Río San Joaquín y Constituyentes

Source:

https://www.elfinanciero.com.mx/cdmx/2022/06/01/paro-de-transportistas-en-cdmx-el-2-de-junio-todo-lo-que-tienes-que-saber/

 


 

April 18, 2022

Winter weather conditions may cause delays in freight transport

Environment Canada has issued a “Winter Weather Advisory” for several regions of Ontario and Quebec, warning of possible heavy snowfall causing “significantly reduced visibility”.

Truck drivers must exercise extreme caution and apply all safety measures recommended for winter driving. Among them, adjusting the speed to the road conditions.

Therefore, it is likely that there will be delays in the transport and delivery of goods on routes affected by winter conditions.

Source: https://weather.gc.ca/mainmenu/alert_menu_e.html

 


 

April 14, 2022

New Inspections and protests cause up to 30 hours of delay in the crossing of goods at the borders of Texas.

  • By order of the Governor of TX, Greg Abbot, inspections of commercial trucks were increased, in response to drug trafficking and human trafficking.
  • New inspections have caused delays of up to 30 hours.
  • Dozens of truck drivers in Mexico blockade protesting inspections.

In a news release, Customs and Border Protection said delays were being felt at major commercial crossings into Texas as a result of “additional and unnecessary inspections” by state police, causing a drop in business traffic of up to 60 percent.

 


Sources:

[https://24noticias.org/mientras-texas-entorpece-el-trafico-en-la-frontera-los-camioneros-mexicanos-forman-un-bloqueo/]
[https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2022/04/13/texas-truck-abbott-mexico/]

 


 

March 22, 2022

TRUCKER’S STRIKE IN MEXICO – SEVERAL  HIGHWAYS BLOCKED

The Mexican Transportation Alliance (AMOTAC) is carrying out a nationwide protest.

THEIR MAIN REQUESTS ARE:

PROTEST POINTS:
Mexico – Cuernavaca Highway.
Mexico-Toluca Highway.
Mexico-Puebla Highway.
Mexico – Pachuca Highway.
Mexico – Querétaro Highway.

 


 

March 14, 2022

Gunfire, road blockades were reported in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico

A video was published this Morning by  Pascal Beltran del Rio

 

Also on Twitter, the U.S consulate in Nuevo Laredo has only said “We are aware of an emergency situation near the U.S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo. U.S. citizens should avoid the area or seek secure shelter.”

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Follow here the events that could cause shipping delays as they happen

 On this page, you will find reports of important events that can cause supply chain disruptions in the three countries of the North American Trade Zone: Mexico, the U.S.,  and Canada. We will publish updates every time something relevant happens.

 

June 2, 2022

Strike of public transportation operators in CDMX

  • They ask for an increase of up to 3 pesos in public transport fares
  • The strike is organized by the Broad Carrier Force
  • Freight deliveries/pick-ups, and freight transportation in Mexico City will be affected.

Areas affected by the strike:

Indios Verdes – Martín Carrera

Roads blocked: Insurgentes Norte, Av. Cuautepec – Calz. Ticomán y Eje 5 Norte.

Alternatives: Vía Morelos, Centenario y Vallejo.

Aragón

Roads blocked: Av. 608 y Av. Oceanía

Alternatives: Río de los Remedios, Eduardo Molina, Loreto Fabela y Av. Gran Canal.

Constitución de 1917

Roads blocked: Periférico, Av. Tláhuac y Eje 8 Sur.

Alternatives: Eje 3 Oriente, Av. Canal de Chalco y Benito Juárez.

Xochimilco – Taxqueña

Roads blocked: Calz. de Tlalpan, Canal de Miramontes y División del Norte.

Alternatives: Eje Central, Ejes 1, 2 y 3 Oriente, Av. Acueducto, Guadalupe I. Ramírez y Escuela Naval.

Oriente

Roads blocked: Zaragoza

Alternatives: Eje 8 Sur, Ejes 5 y 6 Sur (Av. De las Torres), Eje 4 Sur, Vía Tapo, Pantitlán y Eje 1 Norte.

Tacubaya – Observatorio

Roads blocked: Periférico, Minas de Arena y Río Tacubaya.

Alternatives: Revolución, Patriotismo, Camino Real Toluca y Parque Lira.

Centro

Roads blocked:Paseo de la Reforma

Alternatives: Río San Joaquín y Constituyentes

Source:

https://www.elfinanciero.com.mx/cdmx/2022/06/01/paro-de-transportistas-en-cdmx-el-2-de-junio-todo-lo-que-tienes-que-saber/

 

April 18, 2022

Winter weather conditions may cause delays in freight transport

Environment Canada has issued a “Winter Weather Advisory” for several regions of Ontario and Quebec, warning of possible heavy snowfall causing “significantly reduced visibility”.

Truck drivers must exercise extreme caution and apply all safety measures recommended for winter driving. Among them, adjusting the speed to the road conditions.

Therefore, it is likely that there will be delays in the transport and delivery of goods on routes affected by winter conditions.

Source: https://weather.gc.ca/mainmenu/alert_menu_e.html

 

April 14, 2022

New Inspections and protests cause up to 30 hours of delay in the crossing of goods at the borders of Texas.

  • By order of the Governor of TX, Greg Abbot, inspections of commercial trucks were increased, in response to drug trafficking and human trafficking.
  • New inspections have caused delays of up to 30 hours.
  • Dozens of truck drivers in Mexico blockade protesting inspections.

In a news release, Customs and Border Protection said delays were being felt at major commercial crossings into Texas as a result of “additional and unnecessary inspections” by state police, causing a drop in business traffic of up to 60 percent.

 


Sources:

[https://24noticias.org/mientras-texas-entorpece-el-trafico-en-la-frontera-los-camioneros-mexicanos-forman-un-bloqueo/]
[https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2022/04/13/texas-truck-abbott-mexico/]

 

 


 

March 22, 2022

TRUCKER’S STRIKE IN MEXICO – SEVERAL  HIGHWAYS BLOCKED

The Mexican Transportation Alliance (AMOTAC) is carrying out a nationwide protest.

THEIR MAIN REQUESTS ARE:

PROTEST POINTS:
Mexico – Cuernavaca Highway.
Mexico-Toluca Highway.
Mexico-Puebla Highway.
Mexico – Pachuca Highway.
Mexico – Querétaro Highway.

 

 


 

March 14, 2022

Gunfire, road blockades were reported in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico

A video was published this Morning by  Pascal Beltran del Rio

 

Also on Twitter, the U.S consulate in Nuevo Laredo has only said “We are aware of an emergency situation near the U.S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo. U.S. citizens should avoid the area or seek secure shelter.”

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Marben Acosta Teran oversees the overall international B2B marketing strategy for Mexicom Logistics. She is passionate about building a solid brand while creating useful content for its audience. Marben loves learning more about the industry and being part of the Mexicom family.
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