Done Deals: July 28, 2021

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Manac Inc.

Manac Inc. has been selected by General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada to design and build the light capability trailer and the heavy equipment transporter in the General Dynamics team bid for the Department of National Defence’s Logistics Vehicle Modernization (LVM) program. The LVM light capability trailers will be designed and produced at Manac’s main plant and head office in Saint-Georges, Quebec. The design and production of the heavy equipment transporters will be performed by a Manac-partner organization.


Advantest Corporation is using Kinaxis to help manage the growing demand for semiconductors. Advantest is the largest manufacturer of testing devices used in the semiconductor production process. As the global demand for semiconductors continues to increase, the company needed a solution that provides visibility into demand fluctuations in real time. Advantest selected Kinaxis for its expertise in the semiconductor industry. Advantest gains the ability to help reduce inventory costs, plan customer projects more effectively and maintain a competitive advantage.

DP World

DP World has made an offer to acquire JSE-listed Imperial Logistics, an integrated logistics and market access company with operations 25 countries, including a significant footprint in the high-growth Africa market. It focuses on fast-growing industries including healthcare, consumer, automotive, chemicals, industrial and commodities. Worth approximately US$890 million, the deal is subject to Imperial’s shareholder approval and other conditions including regulatory approvals. DP World says the acquisition will accelerate its transition “into an advanced logistics company offering end to end supply chain services”.

OCIANA Consortium

The ports of Halifax and New York & New Jersey as well as the Laurentian Pilotage Authority have joined the OCIANA Consortium, expanding the consortium to eight members. The consortium was established under the Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) program. OCIANA is an artificial intelligence (AI) based system developed that rapidly processes satellite data with other data sets harvested from ocean, weather, and port activity to provide dynamic decision-making information in near real-time. The capabilities include improved port and vessel efficiency, emission reduction, enhanced environmental protection and endangered marine species protection.

– July 29, 2021