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  • PMTC to celebrate 25th anniversary in June

    January 8, 2002 by Canadian Shipper

    The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada has moved the date of its annual general meeting and conference for 2002 to June 20-21 at the Waterloo Inn, Waterloo, Ont. The conference committee is confirming the final agenda details for the

  • Port of Montreal says recession is ending

    January 8, 2002 by Canadian Shipper

    Montreal’s Port boss says he can see the light at the end of these dark economic times. “Ports normally are a precursor of what’s going to happen,” says Taddeo. “All the ports of the world — New York, Halifax, Rotterdam

  • Marine cargo shippers in for a stormy year?

    January 8, 2002 by Canadian Shipper

    With shipping lines continuing to reduce container fleet sizes due to declining demands for container services, 2002 is expected to be stormy for the container shipping industry, according to industry watchdog WorldSources Inc. The Grand Alliance, made up of Orient

  • Schneider National Bulk Carriers adopts TMWSuite

    January 8, 2002 by Canadian Shipper

    TMW Systems, Inc., a Cleveland, Ohio headquartered supplier of trucking information management systems, has signed a license agreement to provide its TMWSuite client-server based enterprise solution to Schneider National Bulk Carriers (SNBC). The initial agreement covers approximately 1,000 tractors operating

  • Ikea will run own trains to replace trucks

    January 8, 2002 by Canadian Shipper

    Swedish housewares giant Ikea will be the first private company in Europe to begin operating its own cross-border freight trains after Banverket, the Swedish National Rail Administration, gave the company the green light to operate one train per day in

  • Transportation Agency to hold hearing on shipper-rail conflict

    January 8, 2002 by Canadian Shipper

    The Canadian Transportation Agency is holding an oral hearing in Saskatoon beginning January 28, 2002, which will look into two complaints filed by Naber Seed and Grain Co. Ltd. (NSG), a specialty crop shipper, alleging that the Canadian National Railway

  • Conflicting Goals Slow Trading Exchange Adoption Rate

    January 7, 2002 by Canadian Shipper

    Consortium and Independent Trading Exchange operators and their retail end users are conflicted about what each is trying to achieve with exchanges, according to a recent AMR Research survey of the two groups regarding the effectiveness of exchange services. Vendors

  • Safmarine, Maersk Sealand and MSC restructure Safari Service

    January 7, 2002 by Canadian Shipper

    Safmarine, Maersk Sealand and MSC will be working together to start a new Safari Service,effective April 2002. The service will include direct coverage of Shanghai, as well as broad coverage of other Asian markets. The rotation in Asia will be

  • Danzas experiments with biogas vehicle in Europe

    January 7, 2002 by Canadian Shipper

    Danzas has received its first biogas vehicle. The new truck can run on both biogas and natural gas and will be used for local distribution in western Sweden. The bio vehicle has a range of 300 km and is planned

  • UPS releases electronic return label

    January 7, 2002 by Canadian Shipper

    UPS has released a new product, the UPS Electronic Return Label. The service, now accessible through UPS OnLine WorldShip software, enables businesses to e-mail shipping labels directly to customers who need to return merchandise. When customers receive the e-mail, they

  • BNSF adds 48 rates to website

    January 7, 2002 by Canadian Shipper

    The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) has posted rates to its Internet site for an additional 48 intermodal lanes, now giving shippers access to public prices for a total of 250 BNSF lanes. These rates are the

  • European Commission okays UK freight aid grant

    January 7, 2002 by Canadian Shipper

    The European Commission says it will not raise objections to the extension of the British Freight Facilities Grant (FFG), a method to encourage freight forwarders to take heavy trucks off the roads by helping them to invest in coastal/short sea