The documents and FAQ's below outline important information including shipping deadlines, toolbox shipping and general documentation requirements for handling, importing and exporting your shipments into and out of Canada.

North American Logistics Services Inc. (NALSI) has been appointed by WorldSkills Calgary 2009 as the official freight forwarder, ground transportation provider and import customs broker for International, United States and Canadian shipments destined to and from the WorldSkills Calgary 2009 competition venue.  NALSI is responsible to ensure all goods shipped are delivered to the competition venue at Stampede Park.

For information on any Logistics, Shipping or Toolbox handling question please direct them to:

Kevin Harvey
Transportation & Logistics
Phone: +1(403)774-5114
Fax: +1(403)210-5956

Shipping Guide

Effective February 17th, 2009 North American Logistics wishes to advise all Members that based on NALSI's date commitments to deliver the toolboxes to the Event Site at Stampede Park that they have revised the deadline dates for Members to have their goods in Canada.  The dates are outlined in "Shipping Guide" (See Section A. Arrival Dates on page 7) and this summary is the revision that applies to Section A.  NALSI recommends that all Members ship to meet these revised dates and that no extensions or exemptions will be granted.

A.  Arrival Deadlines (revised February 17, 2009)

Air Freight:
  • Calgary International Airport (YYC) - August 15, 2009 (changed)

Sea Freight:

  • LCL (less than container load) - Vancouver - August 8, 2009 (changed)
  • FCL (full container load) - Vancouver - August 8, 2009 (changed)
  • LCL: Montreal - August 1, 2009 (no change)
  • FCL: Montreal - August 1, 2009 (no change)

These arrival deadlines must be observed.  Customs clearance delivery to each venue from proper port/airport mentioned above require time to complete various procedures.  Please advise if your cargo is not able to meet the above deadlines when you receive confirmation from your forwarder.  For goods that arrive after the set deadline, NALSI will impose a late arrival surcharge and will not be responsible if clearance is not granted in time for the Competition.

Entry Requirements for Wood Packaging Materials Produced in All Areas Other Than the Continental United States

When shipping goods that are manufactured, packaged or containing wood products to Canada the following is required:

  • 1) Canadian law requires that ALL non-manufactured wood imported to Canada be treated in accordance with ISPM #15 regulations. The wood must be marked with the IPPC symbol for treated wood packaging materials or be accompanied by a Phytosanitary Certificate.
  • 2) FAILURE to comply with these regulations will result in penalties and extra charges which will be billed to your account. It may also result in rejection of the toolbox or other material from being allowed to enter Canada.


When working with NALSI or other service provider and prior to shipping my goods, why are they asking me to make a declaration re cargo insurance?

Cargo insurance MUST be accepted or declined by the shipper prior to the cargo moving in order to protect yourself from possible loss, shortage or damage. This coverage must be placed before the cargo begins to move to be binding.

If I am shipping my materials and display items to or from Global Skills Village, what do I need to do?

Please see the following attachments for details

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