Done deals: June 24, 2021

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Université du Québec à Rimouski

The Université du Québec à Rimouski is receiving $100,000 in funding to improve the performance of maritime and rail transport. The project will evaluate, test and demonstrate the potential of a new technology aiming at more efficient diesel engines for trains and ships. The grant is part of the Clean Transportation System Research and Development Program, which addresses challenges such as retrofitting ship propellers to increase efficiency, improving rail connections to reduce idling, or developing biofuels to reduce pollution from planes

Kinaxis & LevaData

Kinaxis Inc. and LevaData, which applies AI to sourcing and procurement processes have formed a partnerships that will bring together LevaData’s Supply Risk Navigator and the Kinaxis RapidResponse platform to help companies assess the impact of supplier risk, provide mitigation recommendations, and engage suppliers to execute an updated plan. LevaData’s AI-based predictions are applied to supply chains to detect and highlight vulnerabilities. When combined with Kinaxis’ what-if scenarios, companies can identify issues before they emerge.


CN plans to invest approximately $15 million in New Brunswick in 2021. The money will be spent on technology and infrastructure maintenance. Highlights of the program include replacing eight kilometres of rail; installing approximately 7,000 new railroad ties; rebuilding 19 road crossing surfaces; and maintenance work on bridges, culverts, signal systems, and other track infrastructure. The projects comes as part of CN’s $3 billion capital investment plan across its network.

Lineage Logistics

Lineage Logistics, LLC will acquire the cold storage division of Claus Sørensen Group, a cold storage operator in Denmark. Founded in 1926, Claus Sørensen is headquartered in Esbjerg, Denmark and operates nine cold storage facilities located close to major fishing ports and food production facilities. The capacity of Claus Sørensen’s facility network exceeds 800,000 cubic metres, with a freezing capacity of approximately 1,800 tonnes per day.


Three U.S. Raymond dealers are consolidating. Handling Systems Inc., Raymond Handling Concepts Corp., and Raymond Handling Solutions will join together as one, under the name Raymond West Intralogistics Solutions. Raymond West Intralogistics Solutions will cover 18 locations across eight states including California, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Alaska.