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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.

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    All hands on deck

    March 7, 2016 by Leo Ryan

    Canadian port executives measure challenges of global changes The 18 member ports of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) handled more than 310 million tonnes of cargo in 2014, with Vancouver and Montreal, the two largest, handling record volumes.

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    Dollars for Docks

    March 7, 2016 by Carroll McCormick

    Port financing in Canada is a choppy sea Raising funds for port infrastructure projects in Canada is sometimes rather like crowdsourcing: generate interest, put out a call for money and hope for contributions. Multiple sources for funding infrastructure development is

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    The Goalkeeper

    March 7, 2016 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    Meeting the goals of safety, sustainability and transparency is the focus of craig olley and his dedicated supply chain team at Teck Coal Ltd. The winner of this year’s Freight Management Association of Canada’s Supply Chain Executive of the Year

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    Capacity boost: East Coast ports pursue infrastructure projects

    March 7, 2016 by Leo Ryan

    At various East Coast ports in recent months, infrastructure projects – either ongoing, planned or proposed – have commanded much attention. Some materialized during the run-up before the October 19 federal election as the outgoing Conservative government, through such vehicles

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    Pushing East

    March 7, 2016 by Ian Putzger

    Air Canada is pushing further east. The beginning of November marks the start of new services from Toronto to Dubai and Delhi. Flights to the Indian capital were scheduled to commence on November 1, followed by the launch of the