Inside Logistics


  • New Boeing freighter comes with improved cargo systems

    February 7, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Boeing has completed installation of new cargo handling systems for the first 757SF (Special Freighter) at its Boeing Airplane Services Wichita facility. Launch customer DHL Worldwide Express will receive the aircraft from Boeing in early March. The systems, designed and

  • West Vancouver residents file injunction against BC Ferries expansion

    February 6, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    An injunction has been filed against BC Ferries by angry West Vancouver residents in their bid to stop the proposed expansion of the ferry service in Horseshoe Bay, according to a Canadian Press report. The injuction ws filed with the

  • Port of Montreal’s CEO expects good year, despite slowdown in U.S. economy

    February 6, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Fears of the R word south of the border arent enough to douse Dominic Taddeos enthusiasm for business prospects at the Port of Montreal in 2001. The ports CEO expects a good year despite the U.S. economy’s slowdown. He told

  • LeanLogistics designs new decision support system to reduce costs

    February 6, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    LeanLogistics is looking to a new decision support system to arm member companies of its collaborative transportation communities with instant access to the who, what, where, when, how and why of supply chain events. Designed to cut costs throughout the

  • Collenette supports intent of TSB recommendations to enhance railway safety

    February 6, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Transport Minister David Collenette has responded to the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canadas report on a rear-end collision between two Canadian Pacific Railway freight trains near Notch Hill, British Columbia on August 11, 1998. The Board made two recommendations

  • Clarke appoints new VP & CFO

    February 5, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    James G. Lawn has been appointed vice president, finance and chief financial officer for Clarke Inc. He joins Clarke from his position as chief financial officer of the Ventra Group Inc. Through its five operating divisions (Concord Transportation, Clarke Transport,

  • CN unveils improvements to its locomotive control system

    February 5, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Canadian National has introduced a new generation of operator control units (OCU) for the Beltpack locomotive remote control system it uses in Canada. Beltpack is a computer-based locomotive remote control system for. The technology, which uses a radio link and

  • Accuship partners with TO’s Veredex Logistics to add sameday delivery service

    February 5, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Accuship, an online logistics information management company, has teamed up with Veredex, a Toronto-headquartered provider of Internet logistics tools and services to the sameday delivery market, to produce an electronic shipping application for sameday and overnight package delivery via the

  • FedEx Canada ups rates

    February 4, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    FedEx will add two percent to its current three percent fuel surcharge on all Canadian and international FedEx delivery services. This brings the surcharge to five percent effective May 1, 2000. The temporary surcharge will clearly be stated on all

  • For the first time since July 1998, manufacturers expect to decrease production

    February 4, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    There is yet another concrete sign that the economy is about to cool down. Statistics Canada’s Quarterly Business Condition Survey of manufacturing found that 43 percent of manufacturers planned to decrease production in the first quarter, while only 15 percent