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Quebec, Canada Spring Thaw Period 2020

19 February 2020

We at Maersk constantly strive to provide reliable and innovative products to our customers. In order to continue offering our high quality and unmatched reliability, we would like to alert you to changes in Quebec Weight Levels for 2020 based on the Spring Thaw Period.

The Quebec Ministry of Transport has issued its regulations for the annual spring thaw period. The weight restrictions apply to all truck movement to and from Quebec. To comply with the regulations – Maersk will implement the following maximum acceptable cargo weight restrictions:

Dry Reefer Surcharge
20'
Dry
Up to 47,900lbs
Reefer
Up to 46,000lbs
Surcharge
NA
20'
Dry
47,901 - 53,000lbs
Reefer
46,001 - 51,000lbs
Surcharge
$390 USD
40'
Dry
Up to 50,000lbs
Reefer
Up to 48,000lbs
Surcharge
NA
40'
Dry
50,001 to 55,000lb
Reefer
48,001 - 53,000lbs
Surcharge
$390 USD

Thaw Period Dates*

  • Zone 1: From Monday, March 9 (00:01) to Friday, May 8 (23:59)
  • Zone 2: From Monday, March 16 (00:01) to Friday, May 15 (23:59)
  • Zone 3: From Monday, March 23 (00: 01) to Friday, May 22 (23:59)

Weight restrictions are not limited to the total cargo weight in the container. Restrictions require proper weight distribution over the axles.

*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: Transports - Quebec (English version)

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