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  • Swisscargo in new company

    December 14, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Under a memorandum of understanding between Swisscargo Ltd., the Swissair Group’s airfreight marketing company, and a group of Swiss investors, a new company is to be formed that willensure the continuity of any airfreight business formerly managed by Swisscargo. Swisscargo

  • KLM Cargo opens special quarantine station

    December 14, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    KLM Cargo has opened a new quarantine facility , which was constructed in close cooperation with the Dutch Veterinary Services (RVV). KLM is now the only handling agent to operate quarantine facilities which meet EU regulations for the import of

  • British Airways World Cargo removing fuel surcharge

    December 14, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    British Airways World Cargo, following the recent fall in the price of fuel, says it will remove its 0.06p/kilo [or local equivalent] fuel surcharge worldwide effective December 23, 2001, subject to any local governing authority approvals. “Our policy has always

  • DHL opens new hub facility in Singapore

    December 13, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    DHL Worldwide Express (DHL) and Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS), a provider of integrated ground handling and in-flight catering services, have opened a new hub facility at Singapore’s Changi International Airport (SIA). The facility is called the DHL Singapore Hub/SATS

  • Budget ignores rail says RAC president

    December 13, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    The Railway Association of Canada’s president and CEO Bill Rowat said that the federal budget is a “missed opportunity” and shows a lack of vision by failing to address the highway and border congestion challenges facing Canadians. Rowat noted however

  • Government should regulate locomotive emissions, says CTA

    December 13, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has released a statement saying that yet another new study for Environment Canada is evidence that a voluntary agreement by the Canadian railways to reduce air pollution is not working, and that the federal government

  • Trucking industry applauds smart border agreement as historic change

    December 13, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), a vocal critic of government border policy in the past, is praising the 30-point plan for a more secure and trade-efficient border signed yesterday by Canada and the US as "an historic change in Canada-US

  • CP Ships secures financing

    December 13, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    CP Ships is in the process of closing a secured five year revolving credit facility, the company confirms. Citibank N.A. has underwritten US$ 250 million of the facility, which is expected to be $350 million in total. Closing of the

  • Foss Transport turns 25

    December 13, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Foss Transport is celebrating its 25th anniversary today. The motor carrier started business in 1977 and since then has grossed $20 million, hauling heavy and light fuels, plastic resin, and powdered cement. The company also owns 20,000 feet of railroad

  • Ottawa to pump $1.2 billion towards a more efficient border with US

    December 12, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Although the lion’s share of the $7.7 billion Finance Minister Paul Martin earmarked for security in the budget speech will go towards addressing intelligence issues, the cries from many in the transportation industry that Canada also requires an efficient land

  • PM vows to twin Trans-Canada through New Brunswick

    December 12, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    The Prime Minister has given his personal promise to complete the twinning of the Trans-Canada Highway through New Brunswick. Liberal MP Andy Savoy (Tobique-Mactaquac) says the Prime Minister’s Office had called him after the federal budget Monday afternoon to confirm

  • Industrial capacity utilization rates down for fifth consecutive quarter

    December 12, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Industries cut their use of production capacity for the fifth consecutive quarter to 79.4% in the third quarter, Statistics Canada reports. Capacity use fell 2.5 percentage points from a revised 81.9% in the second quarter, the largest single-quarter decline on