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  • 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

  • Middle of the Road

    July 10, 2019 by Mark Cardwell

    Online sales are shifting import flows and shrinking the middle mile for intermodal   Dan Bresolin wasn’t surprised by news from the U.S. Treasury Board in April that “non-store” or online retail sales in the United States in February had

  • Moving Forward

    May 2, 2019 by John Tenpenny

    Former Montreal Canadien Mathieu Darche has made a seamless transition from the ice to the boardroom as he enjoys his second career with international freight forwarder Delmar Having an MBA is a prized commodity, granting the holder instant credibility in

  • Shifting Sands

    May 2, 2019 by Ian Putzger

    Technology helps level the playing field by making it easier for small freight forwarders to handle larger volumes of traffic and the associated document work. Eyebrows went up and chins wagged in February upon the news that Flexport, a technology-based

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    The Digital Imperative

    May 2, 2019 by Mark Cardwell

    The use of digital tools by container carriers is helping to improve security and operations and making the supply chain run faster and smoother for shippers   Maersk executive Mike White says global supply chains are some of the largest

  • 2019 Outsourcing Survey

    March 11, 2019 by John Tenpenny

    With only five per cent of respondents to our annual Outsourcing Survey indicating they had no plans to outsource in the future, it seems clear that for Canadian Shipper readers at least, when it comes to transportation services the use

  • Leadership Roundtable: Part Two

    March 7, 2019 by Canadian Shipper

    Being able to attract and keep staff—whether truck drivers, DC workers or increasingly, the skilled IT and analytics experts to manage back end data operations—has become a competitive advantage. No matter which part of the supply chain you’re operating in,