NEWSLETTER OF THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF RECYCLING INDUSTRIES
Vol. 24, Issue 2, February 2019
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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
Many of our members rely on rail service to transport materials across the country. As a member of the Coalition of Rail Shippers, CARI works hard to support fair transportation policies.
We recently learned that CN (Canadian National Railway), has modified item 9050 of their Optional Services – Carload Tariff 9000. This change means that the free time available to unload freight cars is reduced from two days to one, effective January 1, 2019.
In addition to reducing the time for unloading, the daily demurrage rate (rate for failing to unload cargo in time) during non-winter months has increased from $110 per day to $130.
CN provided very short notice to this change and this could increase operation costs significantly for members who rely on rail to ship materials.
In this instance, CARI cannot submit a letter on behalf of our membership. A complaint must be lodged to the Canadian Transportation Agency “by a shipper, not an association.” Shippers may file a complaint pursuant to section 120.1 of the Canada Transportation Act to seek relief from this arbitrary change.
If you have questions about lodging a complaint, or are experiencing other issues with rail service contact CARI President, Tracy Shaw, directly at 613-728-6946 or [email protected]. We will continue to update members on this issue.
AN INDUSTRY LOSS
We regret to inform members of the passing of Frederick (Myer) Cohen on January 22, 2019 at the age of 82.
Myer was very active in Alberta’s recycling industry for over 50 years, owning or operating many companies over the years, such as Shred-A-Can Recyclers, Alberta Metal Processors, Scrap City, and ABC Scrap Iron & Metal.
CARI staff and board members extend our sympathies to Myer’s family and friends. Read his memorial here.
NASCO-OP CELEBRATES 60 YEARS OF SERVICE
CARI staff and board members congratulate NASCO-OP, one of our longstanding cost-saving service partners, on this monumental anniversary.
CARI members are exempted from the membership fee for the NASCO-OP, a purchasing organization for the recycling industry since 1959. Members use the purchasing power of thousands to get to best prices on the equipment and supplies they use in everyday operations. NASCO-OP provides thousands of products in one location, and online catalogs.
COLD WEATHER WORK
Much of Canada can expect more winter weather in the months to come. It is important to protect your employees from hazards associated with working in the cold.
Visit the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety website for more information and to download a copy of the cold weather infographic below for display at your workplace.
78th Annual Convention
June 6-8, 2019
CARI National Summer Event
A Night at the Blue Jays Game
August 8, 2019
October 21, 2019
79th Annual Convention
June 11-13, 2020
Canadian Association of Recycling Industries
PO Box 67094 Westboro
Ottawa ON K2A 4E4
Email: [email protected]