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We have been advised that the St. Lawrence River water levels have dropped considerably in recent weeks. As a result, the shipping lines have announced a Low Water Surcharge effective July 28, 2014 applicable for anything exporting or importing via the port of Montreal. Hapag’s surcharges are below and the rest of the carriers have announced similar numbers.
Westbound: 180usd/20’dv & 240usd/40’dv
Eastbound: 25usd/20’dv & 25usd/40’dv
Also, please note that as there is high demand for space on Westbound services from Europe to Canada, OOCL has announced the increase of the Peak Season Surcharge to 225usd/20’dv & 375usd/40’dv effective August 1st. This applies to Westbound dry and reefer service on all routes from Europe to Canada and USA via Montreal Gateway.
News sources in China are indicating that a series of military exercises in the East China Sea, expected to last until 15th August, will impose 'air traffic restrictions, which have a real potential of causing flight delays and cancellations.
No official notice of any anticipated delays has been made, but China’s official English language paper, which broke the news, cited as its source a report by news.cnr.cn, the website of China National Radio.
National radio reporters, in turn, spoke to China’s civil aviation authority, which confirmed that delays are expected at Hongqiao and Pudong airports in Shanghai, as well as in major cities nearby, including Nanjing, Hangzhou, Hefei, Wuxi, Jinan, and Qingdao.
Without mentioning the military directly, the authorities explained that the delays will be due to the “influence of high-frequency exercises".
Several other authoritative information outlets, including the Beijing police and state broadcaster China Central Television, have verified the news, which leads us to take these developments very seriously.
At present we have only seen a few flights delayed by up to 3-4 hours, with some domestic flights being cancelled.
The effect on air cargo has been minimal so far.