Spring Thaw Period 2022

Please prepare for the Spring Thaw period this year to begin on March 15, 2022 and last through the end of May 2022. It is important to note that the Atlantic Star AST8622 will be the last A Service to call Halifax prior to travel restrictions for this region. This will be the final vessels for all inland transport via Halifax for cargo subject to Spring Thaw rules through the end of this period. Any cargo arriving beyond this voyage might experience some delays.

RORO: Heavy cargo (single pieces/RO RO) should be limited to 24 metric tons (52,920 lbs.). Please refer to quote clauses for shipments that might be subject to these regulations and inform your shippers accordingly.

LOLO: Containers requiring all-motor transport through Canadian provinces will also be affected. Total weight of cargo and equipment should not exceed 23,587kgs (52,000 lbs.) delivering to Canadian destinations or 19.051kgs (42,000 lbs.) to United States destinations which are governed by frost laws. Any questions should be referred to [email protected]