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The View with Lou: Pandemic Pain

December 30, 2020 by Lou Smyrlis

Transportation contract negotiations will be fraught with volatility and uncertainty in 2021

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What vaccine distribution planners can learn from Amazon and Walmart

December 30, 2020 by Tinglong Dai & Christopher S. Tang

Experts warn that a substantial proportion of vaccines could go to waste if they are not being used before they expire

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Pandemic response highlights strengths and weaknesses of Canadian robotics

December 29, 2020 by Inside Logistics Online Staff

University of Toronto researchers took a look at Canadian robotic deployments used to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and found them lacking

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Worker advocates say more transparency needed around outbreaks

December 24, 2020 by Jacob Serebrin THE CANADIAN PRESS

Manufacturing facilities and warehouses ``are the perfect area for the spread of any respiratory pathogen that's a little bit contagious,'' doctor says

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Anti-virus controls strand merchant sailors aboard ships

December 24, 2020 by Joe McDonald THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Nearly 400,000 merchant sailors who transport food, medical supplies and other goods are blocked from going ashore

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Mission to Seafarers launches new fundraising campaign

December 24, 2020 by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Aim is to sustain the crew welfare support currently being provided around the world

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Union threatens to strike over railroad’s virus protections

December 23, 2020 by Josh Funk THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

One of Union Pacific's main unions is threatening to strike if the railroad doesn't do more to protect its employees from the coronavirus

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Unpaid bills highlight PPE procurement problems

December 22, 2020 by David A. Lieb And Camille Fassett THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Orders cancelled as suppliers unable to meet demand

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Ontario caps food delivery fees

December 22, 2020 by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Food delivery companies will be required to limit the rates they charge to 20 per cent for each transaction

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France closes border to U.K., including trucks

December 21, 2020 by Pan Pylas THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Warnings of ``significant disruption'' around the ports in the English Channel, with traffic jams going back miles