Canadian Shipper

Covid-19 Hub


News Health & SafetyTransportation & Logistics

Charity keeps donated food on the move

March 30, 2020 by John G. Smith, Today's Trucking

Toronto, ON – Ian MacLeod has just unloaded two tractor-trailers laden with produce, and none of it is destined for a grocery store. But it will all fill a vital need in the fight against COVID-19. Toronto-based Second Harvest –…

News Financial ManagementTransportation & Logistics

Expectations for infrastructure investment plummet globally, as COVID-19 outbreak shakes confidence

March 30, 2020 by Canadian Shipper

Washington, DC — Despite the fact that social infrastructure and water projects – clean water, wastewater operations – are identified as top priorities from private and public sector entities from around the world, a new CG/LA Infrastructure survey shows that…

News Financial ManagementHealth & SafetyTransportation & Logistics

Large business, non profits, charities all eligible for wage subsidy, Trudeau says

March 30, 2020 by The Canadian Press

Ottawa, ON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says large and small businesses, non-profits and charities will all be eligible for a 75-per-cent subsidy on wages meant to cushion the blow from the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers will have to show that their…

News Financial ManagementHealth & SafetyTransportation & Logistics

Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate target while Libs up wage subsidy

March 27, 2020 by Jordan Press The Canadian Press

Ottawa, ON — Canada’s central bank made yet another unscheduled rate cut Friday to bring its key interest target down to a crisis-level low, and the federal government upped its financial lifeline to businesses in a two-pronged effort to further…

News Financial ManagementHealth & SafetyTransportation & Logistics

Federal deficit to top $112 billion in coming year due to COVID-19, PBO says

March 27, 2020 by The Canadian Press

Ottawa, ON — Parliament’s budget watchdog is projecting that the federal deficit for the coming fiscal year could be $112.7 billion, a jump of $89.5 billion from previous forecasts as government spending climbs to combat the economic fallout from COVID-19. The…

News Financial ManagementHealth & SafetyTransportation & Logistics

‘Extraordinary uncertainty surrounds 2020’: Hapag-Lloyd

March 27, 2020 by Canadian Shipper

Hamburg, Germany — The effects of the COVID-19 crisis on global container traffic in the coming months are expected to be significant, according to Hapag-Lloyd’s CEO “So far, the crisis has had only limited impact on our business, but we…

News Financial ManagementHealth & SafetySecurityTransportation & Logistics

Full closure of border not an option: CABC

March 27, 2020 by Canadian Shipper

Washington, DC — The impact broadening current border crossing restrictions would have on the ability to deliver critical goods and services could be devastating, says the Canadian American Business Council (CABC), which  released the initial findings of a survey of…

News Health & SafetyTransportation & Logistics

B.C. establishes supply chain unit to support COVID-19 response

March 26, 2020 by Canadian Shipper

Victoria, BC — The B.C. provincial government announced new measures to support its response to COVID-19, including the establishment of a new supply chain coordination unit that will oversee the distribution of good and services. Using the extraordinary powers under…

News Financial ManagementHealth & SafetyTransportation & Logistics

CIFFA calls on governments to clarify definition of essential and non-essential services

March 26, 2020 by Canadian Shipper

In a letter to the Premiers of Ontario and Quebec, the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) calls a uniform federal definition of what are essential and non-essential services, following this week’s announcements in both provinces regarding closures of businesses.…

News Financial ManagementHealth & SafetyTransportation & Logistics

Transportation sector at risk in extended COVID-19 outbreak: Moody’s

March 26, 2020 by Canadian Shipper

As the coronavirus spreads to more countries, the likelihood of longer lasting economic and financial effects has increased, putting the North American transportation sector at risk, according to a note published by Moody’s Investors Service. Transportation is among the seven…

News Financial ManagementHealth & SafetyTransportation & Logistics

Shippers face an upended market amid pandemic — with some poised to benefit

March 26, 2020 by Christopher Reynolds The Canadian Press

Montreal, QC — Shippers are in uncharted territory as the COVID-19 pandemic upends delivery patterns, with surging consumer demand mitigating a drop in corporate orders amid border closures and travel controls. Residential deliveries have gone up at an “equal if…

News Health & SafetyTransportation & Logistics

Truck World event moves to Sept 24-26

March 26, 2020 by Canadian Shipper

Toronto, ON — Truck World, the biennial trade show dedicated to Canada’s trucking industry, has been rescheduled to Sept. 24-26 amid the fight against Covid-19. Exhibitors were informed of the revised schedule on Wednesday, in a letter from Newcom Media…