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    Beyond the Big Border: Overcoming cross-border trade barriers

    March 29, 2016 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    The latest report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Beyond the Big Border, shows that despite improvements at both U.S. and Canadian border agencies, some work remains before small businesses can say they are truly engaged in free trade. Administrative

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    The FX Effect: Navigating the volatile world of cross-border trade

    March 29, 2016 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    Canada and the United States share the world’s longest border, stretching 8,891 kilometers across land and water. They also share what is perhaps the world’s largest bilateral trade relationship: in 2014 bilateral trade of goods and services totaled just over

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    Pilotage Protest

    March 29, 2016 by Leo Ryan

    A recent proposal by the U.S. Coast Guard to raise rates by 58% for Great Lakes pilotage services on April 1, coinciding with the kick-off of the 2016 St. Lawrence Seaway season, has provoked an unprecedented outcry from a wide

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    Road warriors

    March 29, 2016 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    For anyone who may harbour the misconception that the life of a trade journalist is all cushy-cushy, let me shatter that illusion once and for all. Canadian Shipper and its sister publication MM&D were the presenting media sponsors of the

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    A sharper benefit

    March 11, 2016 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    The air cargo industry aims to speed up penetration of e-air waybills As of March 2016, 15 of the world’s largest air carriers will have joined the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA’s) e-AWB 360 campaign to speed up the implementation

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    COURIERS: E-commerce drives growth in express segment

    March 7, 2016 by By Ian Putzger

    After broad expansion drives in Atlantic Canada and in the west, UPS has shifted gears and is consolidating. “We are letting the expansions we recently undertook settle,” says Mike Tierney, president of UPS Canada. He dismisses the idea that the

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    MARINE CARRIERS: Canadian carriers enjoy quieter waters than global operators

    March 7, 2016 by Leo Ryan

    While a new generation of megaships on order is contributing to massive overcapacity on the global container market and driving spot freight rates to historical lows in some ocean trade lanes, it remains steady-as-she-goes for Canadian and other shipping lines

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    RAIL CARRIERS: Reviewing regulation; mobile apps to change landscape

    March 7, 2016 by By Carroll McCormick

    On the day before Christmas this year, the statutory Review of the Canada Transportation Act is officially due to be sent to the Minister of Transport. The report of recommendations should be made public in 2016. “Once it is made

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    MOTOR CARRIERS: Hopes for upward rates

    March 7, 2016 by By Harry Rudolfs

    Most CEOs and trucking owners are unanimous in their assertion that freight rates have to go up in 2016. They also seem fairly confident that, barring any unforeseen circumstances, fuel prices will remain comparatively stable, and the low Canadian dollar

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    AIR CARGO CARRIERS-Focus and flexibility

    March 7, 2016 by by Ian Putzger

    Airline cargo executives could have hardly asked for a better start to 2015. The ongoing labour dispute at US West Coast ports ensnared vessels and cargo, prompting shippers and their agents to take increasingly desperate efforts to untangle their shipments

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    Shipping Together

    March 7, 2016 by By Carroll McCormick

    Two provincial liquor boards join forces to move low-volume products By combining low-volume orders from certain European countries with the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ), the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) has mixed up a winning combination: lower

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    Truly visible

    March 7, 2016 by Canadian Shipper

    Big data’s many uses in supply chain True supply chain visibility may finally be within reach for those organisations able to exploit Big Data, according to the authors of a recent white paper on big data by Transport Intelligence and oTMS.