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CN, union sign tentative agreement, avoid strike

11 hours 26 min ago

Montreal, QC — CN and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference reached a tentative agreement to renew the labour contract for approximately 3,000 CN conductors and yard operations employees in Canada. Details of the agreement are being withheld pending ratification by…

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Hub Group announces the acquisition of Estenson Logistics

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 19:30

Oak Brook, IL — Hub Group, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Hub Group Trucking, Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire the business of Estenson Logistics, LLC for approximately $306 million. Hub Group expects the Transaction will close on…

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Can the TPP, reviled by Donald Trump, still offer a quick fix for NAFTA?

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 17:30

  Ottawa, ON — Donald Trump may have killed the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership, but experts say parts of the moribund Pacific Rim trade pact could well be resurrected in an upgraded North American Free Trade Agreement. That’s one way, they…

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CN Rail conductors could walk off the job Tuesday

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 13:46

Montreal, QC — CN Rail train conductors represented by Teamsters Canada have given the railway a 72-hour strike notice. They could walk off the job Tuesday morning. Mike Cory, executive vice-president and chief operating officer of CN, said: “We continue…

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CSL wins Lloyd’s List Americas award

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 12:45

Montreal, QC — The CSL Group was honoured with the 2017 Ship Operator of the Year award at the Lloyd’s List Americas gala dinner held in New York City. The award recognizes excellence in business development, safety, efficiency and reliability, and…

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Global air freight demand rises: IATA

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 12:00

Geneva, Switzerland — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released March 2017 demand growth results for global air freight markets showing a 14% expansion measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) compared to the same period last year. This was the…

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Seaspan accepts delivery of 14000 TEU containership

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 17:00

Hong Kong China — Seaspan Corporation announced that it has accepted delivery of the YM Wind, a 14000 TEU containership that will commence a fixed rate charter with Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. for a ten-year term with an option…

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Montreal Port Authority receives $40M from province

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 13:32

Montréal, QC — The Québec government is granting $40 million in financial assistance to the Montréal Port Authority in order to upgrade its infrastructures, which will help increase productivity and maintain the competitiveness of the Port, the second largest in…

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OOCL France becomes largest ship to transit Panama Canal

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 13:00

The Panama Canal welcomed the 13,208 TEU OOCL France on May 24, the largest vessel to transit the Expanded Canal since its inauguration in June 2016. The Neopanamax boxship, which features a length of 366.5 meters and a width of 48.2…

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Winter construction season on the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway completed

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:00

INUVIK, NT, — The last winter construction season of the Inuvik Tuktoyakyuk Highway (ITH) concluded last month, and consisted of completing the final two bridges, as well as crushing and stockpiling surface gravel. Construction this summer season will focus on…

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National economic value of commercial marine shipping estimated at $30 billion

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:45

Ottawa, ON — A new report, The Value of Commercial Marine Shipping to Canada, released by the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA), estimates the national economic value of commercial marine shipping at approximately $30 billion, significantly higher than traditional economic…

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Survey says blockchain in supply chain still in its infancy

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:00

Austin, TX, — A new survey on blockchain in supply chain indicates while awareness of the technology is high, implementation continues to slowly grow. “Blockchain in supply chain and trade finance is definitely in a nascent stage,” says Sherree DeCovny,…

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Hapag-Lloyd and UASC complete merger

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:06

Hamburg, Germany – Hapag-Lloyd and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) have finalize their merger, which resulted in 230 vessels and a shared fleet capacity of approximately 1.6 million TEU. “This is an important strategic milestone and a big step forward…

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Trump wants $108M for deeper ports

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:35

Savannah, GA — President Donald Trump wants $108 million to deepen harbours for two U.S. seaports, while other ports scrambling to make room for larger cargo ships will benefit from a boost of more than $56 million already approved by…

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CN makes Forbes list of top transportation companies

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:29

Montreal, QC – Canadian National Railway earned a place as one of the world’s 25 biggest transportation companies, according to Forbes magazine’s Global 2000, an annual ranking of the world’s largest, most powerful public companies, based on equally-weighted measures of…

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Crowley honoured as Alaska Safe Truck Fleet of the Year

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:00

Anchorage, Alaska — Crowley Fuels has been honoured with the ConocoPhillips/Alaska Trucking Association (ATA) “Alaska Safe Truck Fleet of the Year” award in the Line Haul Division (fleet size under 50 units) for continuing to perform at an elite level of…

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Chinese online retailer developing one ton delivery drones

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:30

BEIJING — China’s biggest online retailer, JD.com Inc., announced plans recently to develop drone aircraft capable of carrying a ton or more for long-distance deliveries. The company said it will test the drones on a network it is developing to…

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The Value-Add

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:00

Access to data, managing exceptions can improve the shipper-carrier relationship.

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Safety at the heart of ICHCA’s annual conference

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:00

ICHCA International, the global cargo handling NGO, has announced that its 65th anniversary event will include a high-level focus on safety in global container supply chain and cargo operations, with cross-sector participation from leading ocean carriers, cargo owners, ports and…

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How to cut carbon emissions as e-commerce soars

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:59

Consumers love to shop online, but it is taking a toll on the environment. Customers want products delivered rapidly and that means a sharp rise in home deliveries and individual packages—and higher carbon emissions. A few sustainability leaders are developing…

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