Canadian Shipper


  • Coming Up Short

    January 23, 2018 by Carroll McCormick

    How many railway companies operate in Canada? Hint: more than four. In fact, depending on the year, there are around 60 railway companies in Canada, most of which are small, privately owned railways called short lines. There is the 132.5-mile

  • K + N unveils new pharma facility

    November 17, 2017 by John Tenpenny

    While it may have taken less than a year to go from ground-breaking ceremony to hitting the ground running, for the full story behind Kuehne + Nagel Canada’s recently opened pharmaceutical/healthcare logistics facility in Mississauga’s Pill Hill, you have to

  • China’s New Silk Road

    November 13, 2017 by Ken Mark

    China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR), also referred to as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has a head-turning list of projects involving more than 60 countries and an eye-popping, estimated budget exceeding U.S.$1 trillion. Its goal is to redraw

  • The Heart of the Matter

    November 13, 2017 by John Tenpenny

    Sometimes a shipment requires more than some bubble wrap and a ‘fragile’ sticker. In the case of a blue whale heart shipped by the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) to Germany—and back— for preservation so it could be displayed to the

  • Supply Chain to the Max

    November 13, 2017 by John Tenpenny

    Supply Chain Executive of the Year Martial Hamel leads a team at the forefront of Sanimax’s environmental mission. At some companies supply chain is an afterthought, left off the agenda at executive meetings and shuffled off to side, left to

  • Freight Intelligence

    October 30, 2017 by John Tenpenny

    Shipping is a 24-hour business. The supply chain never sleeps and neither does technology, particularly transportation management systems (TMS), which are being increasingly utilized by companies. As the supply chain has evolved, so too has TMS technology. Traditional TMS was

  • Follow the North Star

    September 11, 2017 by Canadian Shipper

    From its headquarters in St. Thomas, Ont., near London, North Star Windows & Doors manufactures and sells energy-efficient vinyl windows, patio doors and entry doors. Since 1985, North Star products have been enhancing homes, new and old. These windows and

  • Ramping up

    September 11, 2017 by John Tenpenny

    Forget milk and wood, the No. 1 priority for the U.S. in a renegotiated NAFTA deal is automobiles. Blamed by the Trump administration for thousands of lost manufacturing jobs, North America’s auto industry has gotten considerable attention from the President’s

  • Flying High

    September 11, 2017 by Ken Mark

    After eight years of often tense negotiations, the 1600-page CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) treaty between Canada and the 28-member European Union officially came into force on September 21. The lingering tag of “provisional implementation” simply indicates that all

  • From Russia With Love

    July 21, 2017 by Canadian Shipper

    In 2016, Baffinland Iron Mines achieved 3.2 metric tonnes of production and transportation of iron ore from its Mary River mine on Baffin Island in Nunavut to the port site 100 kilometres away. Much of the equipment already on the

  • Starting from Scratch

    July 21, 2017 by Carroll McCormick

    Three years after the Fortress Investment Group bought the bankrupt Montreal Maine & Atlantic (MMA) railway in May 2014, major capital investments and a lot of outreach to shippers and communities have gone a long way to restoring confidence in

  • Tip of the iceberg

    July 19, 2017 by Ian Putzger

    First the good news: shipping got safer last year, with vessel losses down 16 per cent from 2015 to 85 ships lost, the lowest number in the past decade. The statistics from insurance provider Allianz Global also show a four