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  • Wilson Logistics Group acquires VIP Airfreight

    September 7, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Wilson Logistics Group has acquired the main part of the Australian company VIP Airfreight Pty Ltd., aiming to leverage that company’s market share in perishables. Australia and New Zealand are major global exporters of perishables such as meat, fish, shell

  • Vastera in deal with Lucent

    September 7, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Vastera, Inc., a global trade management solution provider, has reached an agreement with Lucent Technologies to manage the company’s US-based global trade operations. Lucent will use Vastera’s managed services solutions to perform functions including classifying products, performing compliance checks on

  • Schneider Logistics renames freight payment service

    September 7, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Schneider Logistics, Inc., is changing the name of its freight payment company, Tranzact Payment Services, to Schneider Logistics Payment Services. The name change is meant to build brand consistency among all Schneider Logisticsservices and reflects the company’s original agreement with

  • Working meetings between Canadian and Chinese companies offered as trade mission visits Toronto

    September 7, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    PBB Global Logistics is arranging for a major multi-sector trade delegation from Hubei Province, China, to visit Toronto for one-on-one meetings with dozens of area businesses. This one-of-a-kind forum will take place at the Regal Constellation Hotel, 900 Dixon Road,

  • TMM Lines launches Triple ‘A’ service

    September 7, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    TMM Lines has launched a weekly fixed day service between Asia, South Africa and East Coast South America. The service, known as the Asia-Africa-Americas Service, began with the M/V “Harmony Container” sailing southbound on August 31 from Shanghai. Juan Manuel

  • Manufacturing index may point to recovery

    September 6, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    The U.S. National Association of Purchasing Management posted its biggest gain in five years in August, and analysts are suggesting this may point to a recovery in the U.S. economy, reports the Financial Post. The NAPM saw its monthly manufacturing

  • Penske Logistics Opens Second Distribution Center in Texas

    September 6, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Penske Logistics has opened a 100,000 square foot distribution center in Los Indios, Texas. Adjacent to Penske’s 208,000 square foot center opened in Los Indios earlier this year, 75,000 square feet of the new center’s capacity is dedicated to servicing

  • Schneider National chops plans for spin-off of Schneider Logistics

    September 6, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Schneider National, Inc. says it is no longer pursuing plans and related activities to spin off and execute an initial public offering of its wholly owned subsidiary, Schneider Logistics, Inc. The decision was based on the current state of the

  • Economic activity slumps in June

    September 5, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Economic activity receded 0.2% in June, largely erasing a 0.3% gain in May, reports Statistics Canada. It was the economy’s largest monthly decline in more than a year and reflective of second quarter GDP growth that came in at a

  • Exports decline for the third consecutive quarter

    September 5, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Exports fell 0.8% in the second quarter, following declines in the previous two quarters, Statistics Canada reports. This marks the first occurrence of three consecutive declines in export volumes since 1991. Machinery and equipment exports dropped 6.0% after falling 4.6%

  • Burnham Logistics announces appointments

    September 5, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Mississauga’s Burnham Logistics Inc has announced several management level appointments. These include: Chrys Chrysanthou, who has been with the organization for three years, has been appointed CFO. Larry Rodo, who recently joined the organization and has been involved in logistics

  • CITT announces new award for logistics decision modeling

    September 5, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    The Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation (C.I.T.T.) and the Canadian Transportation Education Foundation (CTEF) are announcing a new award to be presented at CITT’s annual awards dinner on November 9. The Robert A. Hains Award will be awarded to