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June 28, 2023
Lori Ann LaRocco

But logistics managers tell CNBC that news of the Canadian port worker strike is a blow to operations. “We will pre-pull as many containers as possible before the weekend,” said Paul Brashier, vice president of drayage and intermodal at ITS Logistics. “We will then take those containers that were bound for rail and transload the products onto dry vans.”

Brashier said these Canadian ports are vital to Midwest manufacturers and the auto industry, as most transpacific freight enters at these points prior to interlining to rail and going to inland rail ramps in Chicago and other major markets.

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