Global Focus

by Sandy MacIsaac


Halifax hosts Estonia
A delegation from Estonia visited Nova Scotia recently to talk about Halifax as a primary gateway option to North America. Estonia provides access to a consumer market of approximately 300 million, one of which is the Russian market, through the Port of Tallinn and Estonian Railways. Similarly, Halifax provides cargo owners and 3PLs direct access to Ontario, Chicago and the American mid-west market. Transportation and logistics organizations from Estonia have been investigating the North American freight market since 2009. This delegation is the final step in formalizing a strategic partnership.

LyondellBasell joins the cloud
LyondellBasell, a plastics, chemical and refining company, has signed a contract with GT Nexus to extend the capabilities of its GT Nexus Cloud Supply Chain Platform for logistics visibility. The service will automate the closedloop process for tendering and rate management.