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  • GeoLogistics Canada continues role in Olympic Games

    October 29, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    GeoLogistics Canada was named by the Canadian Olympic Association as its official freight forwarder and customs broker for all games up to and including the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. The announcement continues GeoLogistics’ long relationship with the Canadian

  • Dangerous goods haulers: expect the FMCSA at your door

    October 29, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    As a result of the increased concern about the movement of dangerous goods both in Canada and the US due to the ongoing terrorist threat, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has been mandated to visit as many carriers

  • Emirates uplifts record shipment

    October 26, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Emirates Airlines says it has recorded the largest single shipment ever to have been booked through SkyChain, the airline’s internet-based cargo management system. The shipment, which comprised 816 pieces and weighed a total of 29.5 tons, was flown from Dubai

  • Fedex guarantees express services, halts extra hours

    October 26, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Effective Nov. 23, Memphis-based FedEx Express will discontinue, in a cost-cutting move, its FedEx Extra Hours service, a specialized offering that extended pickup times by up to three hours for major-markets or large customers. Manufacturing, high-tech and publishing companies, among

  • OTA closer to getting Michigan triaxles

    October 26, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) appeared before the Michigan House of Representatives Transportation Committee in support of House Bill 5205, sponsored by Representative Jud Gilbert. The bill would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code to allow for the operation of semi-trailers

  • Proposed truck tunnel connecting Detroit and Windsor not pie-in-the-sky

    October 26, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    A proposed truck tunnel connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, would help speed the movement of freight at the busiest U.S.-Canadian border crossing, the Toronto-based planners of the tunnel claim. Under the proposal, the Detroit River Rail Tunnel, a 100-year-old cargo

  • Hub Group names names new vice president and CIO

    October 26, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Hub Group, Inc. a non-asset based freight transportation management company, has appointmented Dennis R . Polsen as Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Polsen has been part of the senior I.T. management team of Hub GroupSince April, 2000. Prior to

  • Founder of Call-Net joins Paradigm’s advisory board

    October 25, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Toronto-headquartered Paradigm Advanced Technologies, Inc. has announced that Mike Kedar, President and CEO of Mobilexchange Ltd., a company currently involved in the wireless Internet sector, has joined its Advisory Board. Kedar is a pioneer in the telecommunications industry, having founded

  • China on the verge of inclusion in the WTO

    October 25, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    The upcoming WTO conference scheduled for November 9-13 in Doha, Qatar, is almost certain to mark China’s entry to the WTO, ushering a much anticipated adjustment period where China begins to open its markets to Canadian and other exporters. Additionally,

  • Federal government removes limit on ownership of Air Canada shares

    October 25, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Transport Minister David Collenette says that the Government of Canada plans to introduce legislation to remove the 15 per cent limit on individual ownership of shares in Air Canada. “The Government of Canada is confident that this measure will offer

  • Ottawa faces challenge to keep border trade flowing

    October 25, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, John Manley, says that ensuring a free flow of trade across the Canada-U.S. border is one of the biggest challenges facing Ottawa in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States. Manley

  • EC sets out objectives for ‘single European sky’

    October 25, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    The European Commission (EC) has adopted a package of proposals on air traffic management designed to create a single European sky by December 31, 2004. The objective: to crate a single European sky, using operating principles which are based on