Canadian Shipper


  • New waterway initiatives for greater competitiveness

    July 9, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    The Waterway Strategic Issues Forum has issued a final report and recommendations on the future of the Saint Lawrence Seaway. The Forum, formed two years ago at the Seaway’s instigation, was chaired by Guy Veronneau with co-Chair Albert Jacquez, administrator

  • OOCL France next step forward in global plan for shipper

    July 6, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Orient Overseas Container Line’s (OOCL) has a new addition to its fleet with the OOCL France, a post-panamax 5,500 TEU vessel that has been christened in Shanghai by French Consulate representative Isabelle Fernandez. The OOCL France was built by Samsung

  • Joint round the world service improved

    July 6, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    CMA CGM, Contship and Marfret are making several modifications to their joint Round The World (RTW) service, adding a ninth vessel to the fleet improving the service frequency from 11 days to 10 days. This introduction has increased the service

  • US factory orders show biggest rise in 11 months

    July 5, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    There may be good news on the horizon for the North American economy. The US economy, the driving force behind the continent’s economy, is showing signs of emerging from the lethargy it has been in since late last year. New

  • Radcliffe joins International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses

    July 5, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Toronto-based supply chain management systems developer Radcliffe Systems has joined the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW). “Being part of this association will enable Radcliffe to stay abreast of the newest developments and needs in the refrigerated distribution industry,” explains

  • Is SAP preparing to take over Commerce One?

    July 5, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    SAP AG’s move to take a bigger slice of Commerce One is fueling rumors that SAP is slowly positioning itself to buy the e-commerce software vendor. SAP recently invested an extra $225 million in Commerce One, bringing its stake to

  • TCT shakes up board of governors, front office

    July 5, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    TCT Logistics has shaken up its front office by making numerous board and management appointments. The transportation and logistics company named Rai Sahi of Tri-White Corporation the new chairman of the board at the company’s annual meeting. Other board members

  • Atlantic provinces agree to standardize trucking regs

    July 5, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    The Atlantic provinces have agreed in principle to establish uniform trucking regulations. Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, P.E.I., and Newfoundland will alter their weight and dimension restrictions by October, providing more consistent enforcement throughout the East Coast. Nova Scotia Minister of

  • P&O Nedlloyd upgrades Amazon services

    July 5, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    P&O Nedlloyd will upgrade its existing feeder services from Panama to Manaus (Brazil) to a weekly frequency from this month onwards, reports The new Amazon feeder service, which will connect in Panama to weekly mainline arrivals from Asia, consists

  • Union Pacific Railroad adopts automated weather advisory system

    July 5, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Union Pacific Railroad has implemented an automated weather advisory system created by DTN Weather Services. DTN Weather Alert is an advance warning system which distributes real-time weather data across the railroad’s operation. “With nearly 2500 trains running daily across approximately

  • CN has implemented Responsible Care initiative

    July 5, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Canadian National says that it has now successfully implemented the Responsible Care initiative at all of its Canadian operations, following verification of management practices conducted by an independent team under the auspices of the Canadian Chemical Producers’ Association (CCPA). Responsible

  • Client Demand spurs new PBB distribution facility in Calgary

    July 4, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Citing increased customer demand, PBB Global Logistics has opened a new distribution center in Calgary. The new distribution center provides logistics services and strategic advantages for PBB clients in Western Canada and the US, the company says. It is located