Canada

20 Jun 2016
The North American Free Trade Agreement’s cross-border freight growth of 3.2 percent in 2015 — representing 14.7 million truck and rail containers crossing both borders — exceeds the global ocean container trade’s weak gain of 1.3 percent in the same period.
Port of Duluth, project cargo shipment, windmill blades
29 Mar 2016
Project cargoes are becoming more important to ports and carriers on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway amid forecasts of continued weakness in bulk shipments.
28 Mar 2016
In the nearly nine years since the Oct. 31, 2007, inauguration of container shipping services through Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Cosco has been the dominant carrier to the port that offers the fastest transit from Asia to the U.S. Midwest.
23 Mar 2016
Federal and state inspectors have been told to place any unrepaired Volvo trucks affected by a recall out-of-service as they are found for being unsafe to operate. The recall affects as many as 16,000 2016 and 2017 model year trucks in the U.S.
21 Mar 2016
Three Great Lakes shipping organizations are urging the U.S. Coast Guard to reverse “glaring errors” that will sharply increase pilotage fees during the annual navigation season that started with Monday’s reopening of the St. Lawrence Seaway.
09 Mar 2016
Canadian Pacific Railway officially filed its proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday outlining a shareholder resolution to be considered at Norfolk Southern Railway’s annual meeting this spring. But, the overture merely asks NS shareholders to consider a trust rather than set the stage for control over the NS board.
03 Mar 2016
FedEx, the largest less-than-truckload carrier in North America and the second-largest trucking operator in the U.S., has joined the league of logistics industry groups, including rival UPS, opposed to a proposed Canadian Pacific-Norfolk Southern railway merger.
Port of Montreal
03 Mar 2016
The frequent congestion and longshore labor flare-ups at the New York-New Jersey port are putting a renewed focus on Montreal as an alternative gateway for goods, particularly those from Europe destined for the U.S. interior.
01 Mar 2016
The British Columbia government appointed Duncan MacPhail container trucking commissioner at Port Metro Vancouver, replacing Andy Smith who left the post following criticism of potential conflicts of interest arising from his leadership of an association representing terminal operators.
BNSF Railway
26 Feb 2016
As the deadline for the International Maritime Organization’s controversial new container weight rule nears, it’s still unclear whether railroads will accept containers without their verified gross mass documentation.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weight
18 Feb 2016
There’s little chance that Canada will ask the International Maritime Organization to delay the SOLAS container weight mandate or even give shippers a “soft start” when the rule takes effect July 1, said Bob Ballantyne, president of the Freight Management Association of Canada.