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  • 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


    January 27, 2017 by Ian Putzger

    Kuehne + Nagel is beefing up its cool chain capabilities. Last year the logistics provider added a new temperature-controlled room to manage pharmaceuticals that require ambient temperatures between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius in its bonded airfreight facility located near

  • Fine tuning $finance$

    January 27, 2017 by By Ken Mark

    Supply chain invoicing sees some revolutionary changes When exporters hear the word, FinTech – tech-based financial services – they dismiss it as just another digital tool that might one day make their jobs easier. That day has now arrived. FinTech solutions have

  • ‘Back office’ to the world

    May 20, 2016 by Ken Mark

    Is India poised to  fulfill its destiny as 21st century nation? Doing business in India offers the promise of healthy future economic returns. Along with a population of 1.2 billion people, it has the world’s seventh largest nominal GDP. India’s