Canadian Shipper


  • Record volumes reported by ports for 1999

    February 1, 2000 by Canadian Shipper

    Canada’s Big Three container ports in Vancouver, Montreal, and Halifax all reported strong growth in container volumes in 1999, as containerization continues to attract a wide variety of new commodities. Vancouver became Canada’s number one container port by volume, surpassing

  • Outlook Ominous?

    February 1, 2000 by Lou Smyrlis

    The economy is booming and freight volumes are at record levels but the industry’s future growth remains hostage to the unrelenting driver shortage. The need to find qualified drivers is the number one operational issue facing fleets as they head

  • Shippers eye CN-BNSF deal with caution

    January 1, 2000 by Canadian Shipper

    December’s announcement by Canadian National and Burlington Northern Sante Fe of their proposed merger gave shipper groups on both sides of the border something to stew over heading into the holiday season. The U.S. National Industrial Transportation League was not

  • Survey of the Canadian Logistics Professional

    January 1, 2000 by Paul Briggs

    The results from the Survey of the Canadian Logistics Professional are a window to the logistics profession, and its growing importance in overall corporate strategy. Many respondents indicated that logistics is now a critical aspect of their business, and their

  • Compensation and Benefits

    January 1, 2000 by Canadian Shipper

    There is a wide range in the ANNUAL BASE SALARY reported by logistics professionals in this survey. At the low end of the spectrum, 13 per cent said they are making under $40,000 while at the upper end, 16 per


    January 1, 2000 by Canadian Shipper

    At TSI Group, we have seen the logistics profession grow and change over the last decade. The skill sets required by logistics professionals have changed to accommodate the growing supply chain emphasis in business today. What’s more, technology has made

  • Logistics Learning

    January 1, 2000 by p.c. pethick

    Logistics education in Canada has come a long way, but there’s still much room for improvement. Here’s an overview of various programs focusing on logistics at all levels of learning In the minds of many educators, logistics has arrived. Academic

  • Respondent Profile (January 01, 2000)

    January 1, 2000 by Canadian Shipper

    The majority of this sample was composed of males (83 per cent). The average respondent is 44 years of age and has been involved in the logistics industry for 14 years. The majority of those responding to this survey (87

  • forwarding: Eagle Snatches Two Canadian Forwarders

    January 1, 2000 by Canadian Shipper

    Eagle USA Airfreight, Inc., a U.S. domestic heavyweight air forwarder based in Houston, TX, is acquiring two Toronto-based air and sea full service forwarders: Fastair Cargo Systems and Commercial Transport International (Canada) Ltd. Combined, Fastair and CTI have eight locations

  • Nothing to fear

    January 1, 2000 by Lou Smyrlis

    For trucking executives who feared Ottawa’s search for ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions would result in nothing but trouble for the industry, the recently released options paper on the matter is more than a pleasant surprise. After all, the

  • Intermodal Innovation

    January 1, 2000 by ian putzger

    Canada’s railways are steaming aggressively ahead into the intermodal truck-rail marketplace, trying to capture the shipper’s fancy by marketing an alternative to congested highways and polluting trucks. While the veracity of these marketing claims are questioned by some, the strategy

  • Food for Thought (January 01, 2000)

    January 1, 2000 by paul briggs

    The years leading up to the new millennium in Canada’s grocery industry won’t soon be forgotten. Key business deals, which raised some serious concerns among consumer groups who feared excessive concentration in supermarket retail, have changed the landscape considerably. Loblaw’s