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  • PMTC announces board of directors

    September 28, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada has announced its incoming board of directors for the coming term during its 24th annual conference held in Toronto yesterday. The officers are as follows: Bruce Richards continues in his role as president.

  • Cargo thieves hit online logistics companies

    September 28, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is warning of a new cargo theft scam targeting freight brokers. “The bad guys are pulling loads right off the Link,” says Ray Haight, president and chief operating officer of MacKinnon Transport and a board

  • FBI arrest dangerous goods haulers

    September 28, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Ten people have been arrested by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for fraudulently obtaining commercial trucking licenses to haul dangerous goods. Although the arrests carried out in Seattle, Detroit and Kansas City have not been linked to any

  • Tighter border shouldn’t strangle trade with Canada, says U.S. ambassador

    September 27, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    The U.S. ambassador to Canada, Paul Cellucci, says that there should be stronger security at the border, but not so tight that it strangles cross-border trade, reports the Canadian Press. On Tuesday, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft took a harder

  • Transport Canada amends air carriage act

    September 27, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Transport Minister David Collenette has introduced, in the Senate, amendments to the Carriage by Air Act, in an attempt to modernize Canada’s rules governing the carriage of passengers, baggage and cargo during international air transport. The proposed amendments will allow

  • Air Canada to reduce flight schedule by 20 per cent system-wide

    September 27, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Air Canada and Air Canada Regional have announced layoffs for a total of 9,000 employees subject to ongoing mitigation discussions with the unions and the government. The job reduction program announced in August, accounting for 4,000 of the 9,000 total,

  • Northwest implements changes to freight charges

    September 27, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Effective October 15, Northwest Airlines Cargo will implement the following changes to freight charges and commissions. The 5% IATA commission will be eliminated. This applies worldwide where not prohibited by governmental regulation. All existing customer pricing agreements remain in effect

  • Further capacity reduction, layoffs announced in airline industry

    September 27, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    A ripple effect of layoffs and reduced capacity continues across the global airline industry in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S. -Delta Air Lines has announced it will reduce staffing by up to 13,000

  • Ministers tout new border philosophy

    September 27, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    During presentations made to a Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters conference, two federal ministers have promised an improved flow of commercial traffic across the Can-Am border. The group of Canadian business leaders says it is anxiously awaiting a return to normal

  • PBB now offering full North American shipping services

    September 26, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    PBB Global Logistics’ Montreal location will now be offering full North American Shipping services across the continent. This trucking service, says PBB, provides an even wider range of cost-effective and reliable solutions for transporting freight between or within Canada and

  • Canadian Pacific and Norfolk Southern team up on joint service

    September 26, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Beginning October 1, Canadian Pacific Railway and Norfolk Southern are launching a joint intermodal service between the Port of New York/New Jersey and Eastern Canada. The service, say the companies, slices one-third off the standard rail transit time. “Our new

  • Lykes Lines upgrades north-south US east coast service

    September 26, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Lykes Lines has added ports of call, cut transit times and increased frequency on its US east coast east coast South America service. The upgrade to weekly service, operated over two loops, has been achieved through renogiation of a vessel