Canadian Shipper

  • Trucking industry speaks out on Kyoto agenda

    May 6, 2002 by Canadian Shipper

    In a speech to the Ottawa Kiwanis Club Friday, David Bradley, CEO of the Canadian Trucking Alliance said that new truck emission standards, which will be progressively introduced starting in October of this year, put the trucking industry into a

  • Bush camp faces lawsuit over Mexican rigs

    May 3, 2002 by Canadian Shipper

    Claiming the Bush Administration has failed to address emissions concerns for Mexican trucks, an environmental, labor and industry coalition has filed a lawsuit. The move, intented to block — or at least delay — Mexican trucks from running U.S. highways,

  • Cayman Islands-registered vessel prosecuted

    April 17, 2002 by Canadian Shipper

    Transport Minister David Collenette has announced that the Cayman Island registered vessel, M.V. Scarab, has been prosecuted for unlawfully discharging approximately 380 litres of an oily substance in Canadian waters. Following the Government of Canada’s investigation of the incident, the

  • Maritime and land security head named

    March 25, 2002 by Canadian Shipper

    U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta has named Rear Admiral Richard E. Bennis, USCG, as the Associate Under Secretary of Transportation for Maritime and Land Security at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Congress created the Transportation Security Administration to

  • Government should regulate locomotive emissions, says CTA

    December 13, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has released a statement saying that yet another new study for Environment Canada is evidence that a voluntary agreement by the Canadian railways to reduce air pollution is not working, and that the federal government

  • IMO chairman elected

    December 7, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has elected Chen Tze Penn, director general of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), as chairman of the new International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council. Chen’s previous position was in the Ministry of Communications

  • Truck and rail interests feuding over findings of latest emissions study

    November 29, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    With the smoke barely cleared since their last volley, the associations representing trucking and railway interests are at each other’s throats once again, this time over conflicting interpretations of a new Environment Canada report on emissions. The Canadian Trucking Alliance

  • Canada signs joint declaration on port state control with the United States and Mexico

    June 12, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Canada has signed, with the United States and Mexico, a joint declaration on port state control during an international maritime conference in London. The declaration is in response to discussions held during a meeting of a North American Free Trade

  • Aeroports de Montreal gets ISO 14001 Certification

    June 8, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Aroports de Montral has received international ISO 14001 certification for its environmental management system. The ISO 14001 registration certificate was issued 22 November 2000 by Intertek Testing Services NA Ltd. The recognition comes after three years of dedicated efforts by

  • More toll roads could be in the works

    May 8, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    A study by Transport Canada indicates that more toll roads could be in store for major Canadian cities. The study, obtained through the Access to Information Act, says that “Electronic toll collection systems are the most effective available measure (against

  • "Smart growth" plan for new highways is a dumb idea, critics charge

    May 2, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    The “Smart-Growth” plans to build new roads and highways in Ontario will only encourage urban sprawl and encourage car use, say critics of the plan. “This runs counter to what Smart Growth is all about,” says Michael Roschlau, president and

  • Rail association calls for better national transportation policies

    April 12, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    The mud slinging betweeen Canada’s railroads and truckers is on again with the Canadian Railway Association taking the offensive. Bill Rowat, president and CEO of the Railway Association of Canada, claims in a release that the policy changes needed to