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Multitude of programs prepare prospective freight forwarders

2014-07-24

By Keith Norbury

Technically speaking, one doesn’t need a formal education in freight forwarding or a diploma in a related discipline, such as in international trade, to enter the...

Freight forwarders and terminals tussle over storage fees from truckers’ strike

2014-07-24

By Keith Norbury

On behalf of their clients, freight forwarders are asking that Vancouver container terminal operators roll back or cancel storage fees charged during a truckers’ strike...

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  • CBSA delays eManifest as forwarders call for policy clarity

    2014-07-24

    By Keith Norbury Canada Border Services Agency has postponed indefinitely the deadline for freight forwarders to comply with CBSA’s new electronic manifest system. The eManifest...

  • Forwarder gets moving on Toronto 2015 Games

    2014-07-24

    By Keith Norbury Moving more than a million items, in a short period of time, to dozens of venues sounds like a job for a freight forwarder. Ensuring those items — such as kayaks,...

  • Coast Guard College open to a few more good women and men

    2014-07-24

    By R. Bruce Striegler Brian Leblanc, Executive Director of the Canadian Coast Guard College in Sydney, N.S. says, “We offer a number of unique opportunities for individuals who aspire to...

  • What are governments doing to improve skills training and apprenticeships?

    2014-07-24

    By R.Bruce Striegler Although the federal government has recently concluded Labour Market Agreements with the provinces to provide funding for skills training, the new agreements are still...

  • Gap between supply and demand for truck drivers could hit 25,000 in six years

    2014-07-24

    By R. Bruce Striegler In the spring of 2012, the Canadian Trucking Alliance issued its “Blue Ribbon Task Force on Driver Shortage in Trucking.” This was followed by a Conference Board...

  • Canadians not choosing careers in marine professions despite quality national training facilities

    2014-07-24

    By R. Bruce Striegler From coast to coast, Canada is home to at least nine major marine industry training facilities, along with a few community colleges offering preliminary or...

  • “Work together as a gateway team” key message at Saint John Port Days

    2014-07-24

    By Christopher Williams Between June 8 and 10, Port Saint John and its partners hosted a community day, river cruise, golf tournament, export awards, seafood fiesta, business panel...

  • Shipping partners abandon plans for P3 as China blocks what it saw as ‘a merger’

    2014-07-24

    By Gavin van Marle Just one day less than a year after Maersk, MSC and CMA CGM announced the formation of the P3 Network, the plans of the world’s three largest carriers are in ruins...

  • It’s back to the drawing board for the P3 carriers as the fallout impacts the sector

    2014-07-24

    By Mike Wackett In the view of transport consultant Drewry, the Chinese regulators’ veto of the P3 Network is likely to hamper the much-needed stabilisation of the overcapacity-plagued...

  • Shippers celebrate as P3 carriers put a brave face on the loss of their alliance

    2014-07-24

    By Mike Wackett The end of plans for the P3 Network, forced by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MofCom), has shaken the container liner industry. Most players, including shippers, had...

  • St. Lawrence Seaway: grain looks great for 2014

    2014-07-24

    By Theo van de Kletersteeg Hard hit by persistent ice coverage in the Great Lakes during the first month of the Seaway’s commercial navigation during the 2014 shipping season, total...

  • Transport Desgagnés Inc. receives maritime award from the Organization of the American States

    2014-07-24

    Groupe Desgagnés’ subsidiary Transport Desgagnés Inc. has received the first Maritime Award of the Americas in the category “ Best Practices in Environmental Waste Management in Commercial...

  • Great Lakes Shipyard now licensed builder for Damen

    2014-07-24

    Great Lakes Shipyard of Cleveland, Ohio, and B.V. Scheepswerf Damen Gorinchem (Damen) of the Netherlands have entered into a five-year partnership authorizing Great Lakes Shipyard as an official...

  • EDC: Trade confidence is up … again!

    2014-07-24

    By Peter G. Hall, Vice-President and Chief Economist For those whose working lives began in the past 5-7 years, ‘normal’ has been pretty gloomy. For much of that abnormally long...

  • Chamber of Marine Commerce protests staggering hike in U.S. inspection fees

    2014-07-24

    Staggering fee hikes being proposed by the U.S. government for inspections of Canadian ships coming from the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence are tantamount to anti-competitive, non-tariff barriers,...

  • TransForce enters into an agreement to acquire Transport America

    2014-07-24

    TransForce Inc. announced that a wholly-owned subsidiary of TransForce has entered into an agreement with Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison Incorporated to acquire the entire share capital of...

  • Freighter operators must specialize to survive, say airfreight forwarders

    2014-07-24

    By Alex Lennane Freighter operators which can provide specialist services and deliver a door-to-door product will be those that survive the current market shake-out, say industry players....

  • Montreal Gateway Terminal’s Truckers Appreciation Day 2014

    2014-07-24

    On June 4th, 2014 Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT) held its 10th annual Truckers’ Appreciation Day. For the 10th consecutive year, the team at MGT and the numerous truckers in...

  • Bahri obtains shareholder approval for merger with Vela International

    2014-07-24

    The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) obtained the approval of shareholders to merge the fleet and operations of Vela International Marine Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of...

  • Damco to start container Freight operation in Myanmar

    2014-07-24

    Logistics provider Damco, part of the Maersk Group, has started operating the first international standard warehouse and Container Freight Station (CFS) facility in Myanmar. This brand-new...

  • Port of Hamilton to consider hosting a plasma gasification facility

    2014-07-24

    Port Fuels and Materials Services Inc. (PFMSI) proposes to build a plasma gasification energy-from-waste facility at Port of Hamilton’s (HPA) Pier 15. The proposal is currently in the...

  • Historic Cannery conservation project receives funding from Prince Rupert Port Authority

    2014-07-24

    Prince Rupert Port Authority has announced that a contribution from its Community Investment Fund will benefit North Pacific Cannery’s Working Dock Restoration project, part of the historic...

  • Arbitration decision renews CN conductors’ collective agreements in Canada

    2014-07-24

    CN announced that it has received — and will begin to implement immediately — Arbitrator Michel Picher’s decision setting the terms and conditions of a new three-year collective agreement...


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