Canadian Shipper

  • Dicom Transportation Group acquires Time Logistics Couriers

    November 11, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    CHICAGO, Ill.– Wind Point Partners announced today that portfolio company Dicom Transportation Group, a provider of business-to-business (“B2B”) expedited transportation services based in Montreal, QC, has expanded into the United States through the acquisition of Time Logistics Couriers, LLC. Based

  • Planning for bad weather in the supply chain

    October 28, 2014 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    There’s much ado about bad weather fears again this winter. Almanac predictions aside, it’s anyone’s guess how things will play out. But at every conference I’ve attended lately, the winter of 2013-2014 has left a bad taste in the mouths

  • Panel examines logistics challenges and solutions for Western supply chains

    October 23, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    CALGARY, Alta.–CITT’s Canada Logistics Conference 2014 launched today at the Fairmont Palliser in Calgary, Alberta with a learning session on “SUCCESS IN THE WEST”.  Moderated by Canadian Shipper’s Editorial Director Lou Smyrlis, the session featured a panel of industry speakers

  • Carrier Transicold bolsters Vector trailer refrigeration unit warranties

    October 23, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    ATHENS, Ga.–Carrier Transicold has enhanced the warranty coverage for its Vector trailer refrigeration units, the company announced. “Vector systems deliver dual benefits of reduced maintenance and higher system reliability because they are less complex than conventional mechanical systems and comparative semi-electric systems,” said

  • SCI Logistics opens a “white glove” high-value transportation centre in Calgary

    October 15, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    CALGARY, Alta.–SCI Logistics, a Canadian provider of end-to-end logistics solutions, today announced further expansion of its high-value transportation network in the West of Canada with the opening of a new major operation in Calgary, Alberta.  The 16,000 square-foot hub resides

  • Kewill boosts green credentials of multimodal transportation platform

    September 9, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    MANCHESTER, UK and CHELMSFORD, MA–Kewill, a provider of supply chain execution software, has announced enhancements to its Kewill MOVE multimodal transportation platform to enable in-depth, accurate measurement of the carbon footprint of shipments and further improve efficiency as sustainability and carbon

  • St. Lawrence Seaway cargo shipments surpass 2013 levels by 3%

    September 5, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

     OTTAWA, Ont.– Total cargo shipments on the St. Lawrence Seaway have now surpassed 2013 levels despite one of the most difficult starts to the shipping season in years due to ice coverage, according to the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation,

  • US FedEx drivers ruled employees

    August 27, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    Oakland, Calif. — Over two thousand FedEx drivers in California can now consider themselves employees and not contractors—at least for the time being. The change in status comes about after a court ruling on a case known as Alexander v.

  • Seaway grain shipments surge by 70%

    August 7, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    OTTAWA, Ont.–According to the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, while combined Canada-U.S. grain shipments are up 55 per cent, Canadian grain shipments alone from March 25 to July 31 totaled 3.6 million metric tons, a 70 per cent increase over

  • Schneider expands bulk intermodal service

    July 25, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    GREEN BAY, Wis.– Following “overwhelming” arketplace response to its bulk intermodal service  in the first six months of 2014, Schneider has announced an expansion to its Bulk Intermodal service. Trailer load volumes increased 75 percent over the last six months,

  • Confederation Freezers celebrates 40 years

    July 16, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    BRAMPTON, Ont.–Ontario-based Confederation Freezers announced it iss celebrating a milestone in their history of service to the temperature controlled storage and distribution needs of their customers. Founded in July of 1974, the family owned and operated enterprise has flourished by

  • Grain shipments via St. Lawrence Seaway up 38% this season

    July 16, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    OTTAWA, Ont.– Grain shipments via the St. Lawrence Seaway have skyrocketed this season as both Prairie and Ontario farmers take advantage of the waterway to meet export demand in Europe, the Middle East and other world markets. According to the