CP offers break on storage charges during strike

by MM&D staff

CALGARY, Alberta: In response to a request from an industry association, CP has set a policy regarding storage charges during the ongoing work stoppage.

On Wednesday, the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) sent a letter to the rail company asking for a break on storage charges, writing:

“CIFFA strongly urges Canadian Pacific to eliminate storage charges for containers from when the strike began. Drayage companies, freight forwarders and importers/exporters should not be burdened with additional storage charges which are bound to occur due to increase congestion, confusion, picket line action.

“We look forward to receiving your confirmation of a grace period for all storage for the duration of your strike and 48 hours beyond.”

CP sent a response, which CIFFA shared with its members.

“We are pleased to report that CP has acknowledged our request and as they are currently in a work stoppage, have made the decision to suspend the calculation of storage as of May 23rd until further notice.”

CP has confirmed that it sent the response to CIFFA, but offers no further details at this point.