Canada

Canada

29 Jan 2015
When it comes to whether Port Metro Vancouver will experience a crippling drayage strike like it did last March, the ball is in union and non-union drivers’ court.
16 Jan 2015
Union and non-union drayage drivers serving Port Metro Vancouver will likely strike at Canada’s largest container port as soon as Feb. 1 if the provincial government doesn’t meet their demands.
15 Jan 2015
U.S. freight shipments and shipper transport spending both dropped from the previous month in December, but remained close to a post-recession high, according to the Cass Freight Index.
14 Jan 2015
Roughly 1,650 Canadian Pacific Railway maintenance workers represented by the Unifor union have voted to strike if a contract with the railroad can’t be reached by Feb. 15.
14 Jan 2015
Representatives of union and non-union drayage drivers serving Port Metro Vancouver will meet with British Columbia’s minister of transportation on Thursday in what drivers call a final attempt to avoid another strike at Canada’s largest container port.
13 Jan 2015
The Port of Prince Rupert says it can handle more diversions of U.S-bound cargo after import traffic jumped 72 percent last month, a likely result of shippers rerouting cargo away from congested U.S. terminals.
12 Jan 2015
The St. Lawrence Seaway handled 40 million metric tons of cargo in 2014, its highest volume since 2008, as rail congestion caused grain exporters to ship more cargo by water
07 Jan 2015
Net orders for new trucks in North America came close to breaking 10-year records in late 2014. But will those net orders translate to much additional capacity for shippers?
06 Jan 2015
Irish steak is back on the U.S. menu as the U.S. begins to lift a 15-year ban on beef imports from the European Union. U.S. containerized beef imports are rising quickly, surpassing 40 percent in most of 2014.
06 Jan 2015
International rail operator Genesee & Wyoming is expanding its footprint in the central U.S. by acquiring three short line railroads for about $40 million.
05 Jan 2015
Satellite-based container tracking and communications giant Orbcomm extended its international reach and technology base by acquiring Canada's SkyWave Mobile Communications.