Canadian Shipper


  • 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

  • Auto Pact

    September 6, 2019 by John Tenpenny

    Western port investments promise to ease OEMs pain   Feeling No Pain With the opening of its new Vancouver Automotive Compound, CP is increasing capacity and alleviating congestion Build it and they will come. Scratch that, if there is a

  • The Davos of Transport

    July 10, 2019 by John Tenpenny

    In late May, the International Transport Forum (ITF), a Paris-based intergovernmental organization affiliated with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), hosted its annual summit in Leipzig, Germany. Canadian Shipper was selected as one of a handful of international

  • Port Smart

    July 10, 2019 by John Tenpenny

    The Port of Hamburg is blazing a trail of automation and digital integration   The movement of containers through the modern port relies on cranes and trucks and always has. But the Port of Hamburg has a different look in

  • Technology Tsunami

    July 10, 2019 by Ian Putzger

    A wave of digital disruption is crashing down on freight forwarders and it’s imperative that the industry change its business model Over the past couple of years, venture capital firms around the world have been very active in the freight