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Homeland security secretary says ports a terrorism priority

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 14:32

Los Angeles, CA – Security at shipping ports around the U.S., including testing containers and vessels for biological and radiological hazards, is a top priority to preventing terrorism, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Thursday. As he rode aboard the Coast…

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Bahri’s latest line to call on Port Saint John

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 14:26

Saint John NB —Port Saint John, DP World and port officials jointly announced Bahri as the newest shipping line to call regularly at DP World Cargo Terminals located in Saint John, New Brunswick. Bahri, a global leader in logistics and…

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From Russia With Love

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 13:50

In 2016, Baffinland Iron Mines achieved 3.2 metric tonnes of production and transportation of iron ore from its Mary River mine on Baffin Island in Nunavut to the port site 100 kilometres away. Much of the equipment already on the…

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Starting from Scratch

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 13:42

Three years after the Fortress Investment Group bought the bankrupt Montreal Maine & Atlantic (MMA) railway in May 2014, major capital investments and a lot of outreach to shippers and communities have gone a long way to restoring confidence in…

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SCMA highlights NAFTA concerns

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 13:23

Toronto, ON — The Supply Chain Management Association of Canada, while supportive of efforts to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), have identified, in a letter to the government, three priority areas, including trade facilitation and border controls,…

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Five key NAFTA battlegrounds to watch when negotiations get underway

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:08

Ottawa, ON — U.S.-initiated negotiations to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement are bound to be long and hard. Canadian officials maintain that Mexico is the real target of President Donald Trump’s determination to renegotiate what he considers to…

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Union ratifies five-year agreement with CP

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:40

Calgary, AB — Canadian Pacific and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Maintenance of Way Employees Division announced they have ratified a new five-year agreement. “We thank the union leadership for their vision and willingness to work with us proactively and…

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Manitoba premier says Churchill rail repairs need federal response

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 18:40

Winnipeg, MB – The Manitoba government isn’t about to pay for repairs to a washed-out rail line that links the community of Churchill on Hudson Bay to the rest of the province. Premier Brian Pallister says he is waiting on a response…

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Authorities find four stowaways in shipping container at Port of Montreal

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 18:37

Montreal, QC – Four men found in a shipping container at the Port of Montreal were dehydrated and likely had been in the storage unit for many days, authorities said Thursday. Stephane Smith, a spokesman for the Urgences Sante ambulance service, said…

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Tough ‘Brexit’ terms could prompt UK pivot to emerging markets: Agility

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:36

  Baar, Switzerland — UK will try to spark its economy through trade with emerging markets if it is unable to preserve the basic outlines of its current relationship with European Union trading partners, says the Agility Mid-Year Emerging Markets…

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Coal, industrial shipments boost Union Pacific’s 2Q profit

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:23

New York, NY — Union Pacific Corp. reported a boost in second-quarter profit on as coal and industrial product shipments pushed revenue higher. The railroad operator saw healthy gains in coal shipments despite a steady slide in demand. Competitor CSX also reported…

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Higher shipping volumes fuel 13% revenue jump, record earnings at CP

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:14

Calgary, AB — Canadian Pacific Railway reported an eight per cent increase in shipping volumes in the second quarter, but warned growth could stall later this year if current drought conditions hurt wheat crops in Canada and the U.S. The…

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Tip of the iceberg

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 19:06

A decline in damages caused by hazardous cargo is little cause for cheer, as lack of awareness keeps hidden dangers perilously close to the surface First the good news: shipping got safer last year, with vessel losses down 16 per…

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Chubb launches practice focused on large transportation clients

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 15:53

Whitehouse Station, NJ — Chubb has launched a multi-line industry practice within its Major Accounts division, dedicated to providing insurance products and risk management solutions for best-in-class large risk transportation clients in the United States and Canada. Chubb’s Transportation Industry practice…

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ICHCA calls for cargo operations to improve in five key respects

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 15:47

ICHCA will use its 65th anniversary conference in October to call for improvements to safety, smart technology, sustainability, security and skills across the global cargo chain London, UK — ICHCA International, the global cargo handling NGO, will use its 65th anniversary…

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No rush: Canada’s U.S. ambassador wants quick NAFTA deal but won’t take bad one

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 14:41

Edmonton, AB — Canada’s ambassador to the United States says he is pushing hard for a timely resolution on the NAFTA renegotiation, but he won’t accept a bad deal to get it. “We’ve heard from Canadian business (and) from the provinces that…

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Seaway cargo up 20% as waterway supports economic growth

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 13:14

Ottawa, ON — Total cargo shipments through the St. Lawrence Seaway are up 20 per cent this year, according to the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation. Total cargo tonnage from March 20 to June 30 reached 12 million metric tons…

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Omnitrax says it won’t pay for rail repairs in Churchill, Manitoba

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 12:38

Churchill, MB — Omnitrax says the flooded-out rail line to Churchill, Man., could be fixed before this winter, but the company won’t be putting up the money to do it. Omnitrax officials said Tuesday the price tag for the repairs would be…

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Kuebix partners with SimpliShip to expand international TMS

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 18:25

Maynard, MA — Kuebix, and international freight marketplace SimpliShip have partnered to integrate the SimpliShip International Freight Rate API with Kuebix TMS. Kuebix enables companies to manage all freight modes and providers on one cloud-based platform. This partnership with SimpliShip will connect Kuebix…

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K+N expands perishables network with US and Kenyan acquisitions

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 14:09

Geneva, Switzerland — Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has expanded its global perishables network with the acquisition of sector specialist forwarders Commodity Forwarders Inc. (CFI) in the US and Trillvane in Kenya. Switzerland-based K+N said that the two acquisitions would add more…

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