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IRU warns against national protectionist measures on EU road transport market

BRUSSELS, Bel.--The International Road Transport Union (IRU) is calling on the European Commission, Member States and the enforcement community to discuss and urgently deal with worrying national protectionist measures that are creating...
Jul 17, 2014 8:59AM


Confederation Freezers celebrates 40 years

BRAMPTON, Ont.--Ontario-based Confederation Freezers announced it iss celebrating a milestone in their history of service to the temperature controlled storage and distribution needs of their customers. Founded in July of 1974, the family owned...
Jul 16, 2014 4:16PM


Feds to extend Eastern Canada ferry services until 2016

OTTAWA, Ont.--he Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport  announced that the Government of Canada is investing $58 million over two years to support interprovincial ferry services in Eastern Canada. This investment will allow for...
Jul 16, 2014 3:46PM


Track reopens after Norfolk Southern train derails in Virginia

NORFOLK, Va.--A Norfolk Southern train hauling vehicles and intermodal cargo from Lousiville, Ky., to Norfolk, Va., derailed Monday. A dozen autorack cars and two double-stack intermodal rail cars traveling to Norfolk went off the track in...
Jul 16, 2014 3:35PM


Grain shipments via St. Lawrence Seaway up 38% this season

OTTAWA, Ont.-- Grain shipments via the St. Lawrence Seaway have skyrocketed this season as both Prairie and Ontario farmers take advantage of the waterway to meet export demand in Europe, the Middle East and other world markets.
Jul 16, 2014 3:25PM


Nicaragua approves canal scheme to rival Panama

MANAGUA, Nic.--Nicaragua  has given the green light to a proposal by a Hong Kong-based company to build a US$40 billion shipping channel across the Central American nation by 2020 that would compete with the Panama Canal.
Jul 16, 2014 3:11PM


BDPSmart web-based customer service portal now accessible on phones and tablets

PHILADELPHIA, P.A.-- BDP International is now offering its global customers the convenience of mobile access to the functionality and a subset of features of its BDPSmart 3.0 online customer service portal. Called BDPSmart Mobile, the new...
Jul 16, 2014 2:52PM


IBC says cargo theft reporting program pays dividends

TORONTO, Ont.--After a recent police raid, Insurance Bureau of Canada's (IBC's) cargo theft reporting program helped police to identify the owners of approximately $1.4 million in stolen property – the result of 15 separate cargo load...
Jul 15, 2014 3:25PM


Manitoulin Transport receives ISO 14001:2004 Certification

GORE BAY, Ont.-- Manitoulin Transport has received a certificate of compliance with ISO 14001:2004, an international standard that sets out the criteria for an environmental management system. This certification, which Manitoulin spent two...
Jul 15, 2014 3:18PM


Bracewell Marine Group awarded tug construction contract

VANCOUVER, B.C.--Ledcor's Marine Division announced  it has awarded the construction of two A.G. McIlwain-designed tugs to Bracewell Marine Group Ltd. The two tugs will be built concurrently at the Bracewell shipyard facility at Shelter...
Jul 15, 2014 8:56AM


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