(Florham Park, NJ)…Further to our Customer Advisory of February 22, 2022, we at Hamburg Süd constantly strive to provide reliable and innovative products to our customers. To continue offering our high-quality reliability, we would like to alert you to changes in Quebec Weight Levels for 2022 based on the Spring Thaw Period.
The Quebec Ministry of Transport has issued its regulations for the annual Spring Thaw Period. This restriction is placed by the local authorities to account for road network’s lower weight bearing capacity during the annual thaw period. The weight restrictions apply to all truck movement to and from Quebec. To comply with the regulations – Hamburg Süd will implement the following maximum acceptable cargo weight restrictions:
For Cross Border shipments:
|20'||Up to 47,000 lbs||Up to 46,000 lbs||N/A|
|20'||47,001 - 52,910 lbs||46,001 - 50,500 lbs||$390|
|40'||Up to 44,000 lbs||Up to 44,000 lbs||N/A|
|40'||44,001 to 52, 900 lbs||44,001 to 46,296 lbs||$390|
For Montreal to Toronto and vice versa:
|20'||Up to 40,000 lbs||Up to 49,600 lbs||N/A|
|20'||40,001 - 52,000 lbs||49,601 to 53,810 lbs||$390|
|40'||Up to 44,000 lbs||Up to 40,000 lbs||N/A|
|40'||44,001 to 52,010 lbs||44,001 to 50,500 lbs||$390|
Weight restrictions are not limited to the total cargo weight in the container. Restrictions require proper weight distribution over the axles.
Thaw Period Dates*
Zone 1: From Monday, March 14 (00:01) to Friday, May 13 (23:59)
Zone 2: From Monday, March 14 (00:01) to Friday, May 13 (23:59)
Zone 3: From Monday, March 21 (00: 01) to Friday, May 20 (23:59)
Please refer to below map, should guidance be required on zone geography:
*Thaw Period Dates are subject to change without any notification and are dependent on weather conditions. Please refer to the Quebec Ministry of Transport for the most update to date details:
We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for doing business with us. Please contact your Hamburg Süd representative with any questions that you may have.