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  • Port Metro Vancouver reports record year for cargo

    February 12, 2015 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    VANCOUVER, B.C.– Port Metro Vancouver has released its 2014 year-end statistics, showing its second consecutive year of record-breaking cargo volumes. The year was marked by best-ever volumes in the bulk and container sectors, resulting in a record overall year in tonnage. The

  • EDC finances Mexican OEM supplier Metalsa

    February 4, 2015 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    OTTAWA, Ont.–Export Development Canada (EDC) announced a USD $100 M financing deal with Metalsa, S.A de C.V. (Metalsa), a Mexico-based OEM producer of automotive structures such as chassis, suspension, cradles and stamping. The financing will be used for general corporate

  • New study says automated vehicles will reduce congestion, improve economy

    January 22, 2015 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    OTTAWA, Ont.– A new study from The Conference Board of Canada, in collaboration with the Van Horne Institute and Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence (CAVCOE), titled Automated Vehicles: The Coming of the Next Disruptive Technology, estimates that self-driving cars could

  • WWL vehicle services Americas expands in Mexico

    January 8, 2015 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    LYSAKER, Norway– Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has expanded its Mexico operations with the acquisition of integrated logistics provider Carlogistics. The expansion adds two facilities and nearly 100 employees to WWL’s  auto logistics network in Mexico. Processing centers in Cuautitlan (just

  • CITT announces elections to Board of Directors

    November 26, 2014 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    TORONTO, Ont.–The following CITT-certified Logistics Professionals (CCLPs) in good standing were elected to the CITT Board of Directors at the 56th Annual General Meeting of members held in Calgary on October 23rd, 2014 during Canada Logistics Conference 2014 presented by CITT.

  • Continued economic strength ahead, senior Scotiabank economist predicts

    October 15, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont.– Leading economic indicators are pointing towards continued economic growth and favourable conditions for motor carriers. That was the upbeat message from Carlos Gomes, senior economist with Scotiabank, when providing an economic outlook at the sold-out Surface Transportation Summit

  • Commodity prices edge down in June: Scotiabank

    July 29, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    TORONTO, Ont.–Scotiabank’s Commodity Price Index inched down by 0.7% month-over-month (m/m) in June, but has climbed 8.9% from last December’s low — led by stronger oil and gas prices. “The Metal and Mineral sub-Index retreated in June, but will rally

  • Georgia Ports Authority tops 3 million TEUs

    July 29, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    SAVANNAH, Ga.– The Georgia Ports Authority moved more than 29 million tons of cargo, 3 million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and more than 700,000 auto and machinery units in Fiscal Year 2014, the port announced. “The board and staff

  • Accenture enhances its air cargo pricing software

    July 28, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    NEW YORK, N.Y.—Accenture has released a new version of its Air Cargo Pricing software designed to help air cargo carriers better compete. Part of the Accenture Freight and Logistics Software portfolio, Accenture Air Cargo Price 6.4 offers air carriers more

  • More to be done on rail safety: Unifor

    July 8, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    TORONTO, Ont.–Unifor National President Jerry Dias is calling on the federal government to take measures to better regulate the rail industry, in light of the anniversary of the Lac Mégantic disaster. “There should have been a public inquiry into why

  • A police officer’s view of cargo crime

    June 25, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    TORONTO, Ont. – In the grand scheme of things, Trevor Archibald knows that there is no way to be completely successful at his job, but rather than discouraging him, he turns each small, individual victory into a driving force that

  • Chairman elected for Georgia Ports Authority

    June 24, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    SAVANNAH, Ga.–The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority has elected James A. Walters of Gainesville to serve as chairman. “Jim’s background in business and economic development make him a strong choice to lead the GPA,” said outgoing Chairman