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U.S., Mexico launch cargo inspection facility

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 18:05

San Diego, CA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has partnered with Mexico’s Servício de Administración Tributaria (SAT) in the Unified Cargo Processing Program at the Otay Mesa Cargo Facility. Under the Unified Cargo Processing pilot, CBP and SAT will conduct…

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Feds will defend supply management in NAFTA talks: MacAulay

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 16:56

Ottawa, ON — Canada is ready to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement, but supply management will be protected, Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay said Monday. “We’re quite ready to defend a system that works so well for this country,…

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Groups campaign for safer cargo packing practices

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 16:33

London, U.K. — A coalition of leading cargo industry organizations representing the full breadth of the global supply chain is maintaining its campaign for safer practices in packing freight containers and other cargo transport units (CTUs).  During a meeting held…

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Cargo planes designed for Alaska to take final flight

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:06

  Anchorage, AK – Claire Richardson remembers taking off from Nome in an airplane uniquely configured for Alaska when a horrible smell seeped into the passenger area. The captain soon came on the speaker to apologize for the odour, which…

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Drewry launches Reefer Benchmarking Club 

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 14:47

London, U.K. — Global shipping consultancy Drewry has launched a new, dedicated Reefer Benchmarking Club to meet the growing concerns of shippers about rising freight rates and reduced service levels at a time of carrier consolidation. Mirroring the success of Drewry’s Benchmarking…

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Canada’s chief negotiator says too soon to tell if new NAFTA by year end

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 13:21

  Ottawa, ON – Canada’s chief negotiator says solid progress is being made in talks to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement, but it’s too soon to tell if a deal can be reached by the year-end deadline set…

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CSCSC launches “People in Supply Chain” career-awareness videos

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 18:04

Bracebridge, ON — The Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council announced the launch of 10 new People in Supply Chain videos, at the SCMA Alberta 2017 Conference in Red Deer, Alta. The video profiles focus on men and women working in…

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Freeland touts “made in Canada” NAFTA approach, meet with advisory panel

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 17:53

Toronto, ON — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland touted Ottawa’s made-in-Canada approach to NAFTA renegotiations Friday as she met with an array of advisers — from former politicians to labour representatives — ahead of the third round of talks in…

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Contributions to containerization and world trade recognized

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 17:18

Long Beach, CA – John Wolfe, CEO of The Northwest Seaport Alliance and Port of Tacoma and Amy Grat, CEO of International Trade Education Programs, Inc. (ITEP), received the 2017 Connie Award presented by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute in…

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Year end deadline for new NAFTA looking impossible, trade experts say

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:30

Ottawa, ON – NAFTA negotiators appear to have adopted the lament of the White Rabbit: “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.” Battalions of negotiators for Canada, Mexico and the United States have been working at a breakneck pace trying…

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Canadians anxiously await U.S. NAFTA proposal on auto content rules

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:58

  Ottawa, ON – The Canadian automotive industry is anxiously waiting to see if the next round of NAFTA negotiations will provide some clarity on American demands that vehicles must have “substantial” U.S. content to qualify for duty-free movement within…

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Port of Montreal officially welcomes provisional application of CETA

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 19:34

Montreal, QC – At the Port of Montreal’s Viau Terminal,the Government of Canada, represented by the Minister of International Trade, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, officially heralded the first day of the provisional application of the Canada European Union Comprehensive Economic…

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Maersk to sell oil tanker unit to A.P. Moller Holding

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 14:30

Copenhagen, Denmark — A.P. Moller – Maersk signed an agreement to sell Maersk Tankers to APMH Invest a subsidiary of A.P. Moller Holding for US$1.17 million in an all-cash transaction. The transaction entails a market upside provision regulating total payment…

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Supply Chain Forward theme kicking off Cargo Logistics Canada

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 14:00

Vancouver, BC —The 5th Cargo Logistics Canada Expo + Conference program is live and open for registration in anticipation of North America’s largest Multimodal show that returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre, Feb. 6-8, 2018, where it will operate under its…

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ACPA elects new board and hands out honours at annual conference

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:34

Vancouver, BC — The Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) recognized the late Captain Norman Stark (individual) and Seaspan (company) with the prestigious ACPA Medal of Merit Award at the association’s 59th annual ACPA conference. The Medal of Merit recognizes…

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Canada EU trade enters new era of openness as CETA comes into force

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:25

Ottawa, ON – Canadian companies have much greater access to one of the world’s largest markets starting Thursday, as a major trade deal between Canada and the European Union enters into force. Known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement,…

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BlackBerry partners with Fleet Complete

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 13:55

Waterloo, ON — BlackBerry and Fleet Complete announced that they have entered into a reselling partnership that will expand Fleet Complete’s current fleet tracking and monitoring solution. According to the companies, the expanded solution enables better asset capacity management for…

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New transload facility welcomes its first unit train in Prince Rupert

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:54

Montreal, QC — CN and Ray-Mont Logistics announcd that the first unit rain bringing agricultural products to Ray-Mont’s new transload facility has arrived in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. The first unit train transported canola meal pellets from Western Canada on…

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Omnitracs completes acquisition of Shaw Tracking

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:42

Dallas, TX — Omnitracs, LLC announced the completion of its acquisition of the assets of Shaw Tracking, a subsidiary of Shaw Communications Inc., a fleet management solutions provider in Canada. The terms were not disclosed. Further expanding Omnitracs’ customer base…

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CITT Webinar – CBSA Trade Compliance Verifications

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:37

Toronto, ON – Any company which imports into Canada can be selected for a trade compliance verification. Being familiar with the process and incorporating customs compliance into your operations can make these verifications quick and routine. But being unprepared or uneducated…

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