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    COVID-19 and the supply chain: Complete coverage

    March 20, 2020 by John Tenpenny

    COVID-19 and the supply chain: Complete coverage

  • Eastern Promises

    March 8, 2020 by Canadian Shipper

    The old adage to head west has been reversed as increased cargo volumes to Canada’s East Coast have resulted in a corresponding uptick in infrastructure upgrades and other investments by ports from Montreal to Halifax. The reasons for market share

  • Return to Sender

    March 8, 2020 by Ian Putzger

    The battle with returns is getting longer. On January 7 home delivery specialist ParcelHero declared that peak returns were continuing into the second week of 2020. Courier firms had braced themselves for an avalanche of return parcel flows, with estimates

  • Special Delivery

    March 8, 2020 by Mark Cardwell

    As president and CEO of the Chemical Industry Association of Canada (CIAC)—a group that represents the majority of companies that transform raw materials like oil, natural gas, minerals and biomass into substances and materials used to make more than 70,000

  • Loaded for Bear

    January 3, 2020 by Ian Putzger

    As digital apps proliferate, are load boards losing their appeal? After a foray into Europe, Uber Freight is now out to conquer the Canadian market. The move heralds disruption for the freight matching scene, but more is on the horizon

  • Open for Business?

    January 3, 2020 by Mark Cardwell

    With receding ice, shippers and carriers debate the viability of using Arctic sea routes   Archimedes once famously surmised that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. But Tom Paterson says the ancient Greek mathematician’s theory doesn’t

  • In the Line of Sight

    January 3, 2020 by Ken Mark

    Recent testing has shown drones can immediately impact deliveries to remote locations   Drone product delivery hardware and software have the potential to change logistics practices forever. Eventually, it may reduce, if not eliminate the need for people, paper and

  • FMA Supply Chain Executive of the Year: Neil McKenna

    November 6, 2019 by John Tenpenny

    Neil McKenna’s leadership helped establish Canadian Tire’s supply chain in Canada and now his sights are set on an international footprint In the eyes of Neil McKenna, failure is a rite of passage for every leader. People make mistakes. But

  • 2020 Outlook

    November 6, 2019 by Canadian Shipper

    Our industry experts take a look at the year past and the year ahead into the future of transportation in the supply chain in Canada.   TRANSPORT Transport Canada announced ELDs to be required by 2021 By James Menzies Canada’s

  • Ahead of the curve

    November 6, 2019 by Mark Cardwell

    With new fuel regulation standards set to take effect, Canada’s marine industry is ready When Gregg Ruhl joined Algoma Central Corporation as a senior vice president in 2015, management had already made a bold decision to be early adapters of

  • Changing Landscape

    September 6, 2019 by Ian Putzger

    Final-mille delivery is becoming more challenging as consumers’ expectations soar Purolator courier vans, already a ubiquitous sight on Canadian streets, are now in action seven days a week in big cities. Following trials in Vancouver, the company unveiled its ‘QuickShip’

  • Turning the Lights On

    September 6, 2019 by Carroll McCormick

    A growing number of fleets are clearly eager to plug into the growing promise of battery-electric or hydrogen-electric trucks, as manufacturers race to introduce the first such vehicles to North America. Just weeks ago, Penske Truck Leasing and NFI National