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  • Virgin Atlantic Cargo launches web site

    February 13, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Virgin Atlantic Airways is launching its cargo website, www.virgin.com/cargo, which will provide customers with instant access to comprehensive information on the airline’s latest operational schedules, route and office network, fleet details and ULD equipment. There will also be track and

  • FedEx completes acquisition of American Freightways; creates FedEx Freight

    February 13, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    As a result of the acquisition of American Freightways, FedEx has created FedEx Freight, a $1.9 billion, less-than-truckload subsidiary that includes American Freightways and its sister operating company, Viking Freight. FedEx announced on Nov. 13, 2000 that it had agreed

  • Canadian Pacific dividing into five separate publicly traded companies

    February 13, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    In an announcement of historical significance, Canadian Pacific Ltd., whose national railway has connected Canada from coast to coast for over a century and whose shipping lines have helped make the country a major seafaring nation, is breaking up. Chairman

  • uBid selects FEDEX as shipping vendor

    February 12, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    E-commerce auction site uBid has selected FedEx Home Delivery as its preferred shipping service. FedEx Home Delivery is an operating unit of FedEx Ground and parent company FedEx Corp. The relationship enables uBid to offer a suite of service options

  • Crowley completes merger with Marine Transport Corporation

    February 12, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Crowley Maritime Corporation has completed the merger of Marine Transport Corporation with Shiloh Acquisition Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crowley formed for the purpose of acquiring MTC. Marine Transport is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crowley. The merger results in

  • Wallenius Wilhelmsen opens new terminal; expands China, Australasia routes

    February 12, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen has reached an agreement with Associated British Ports to build a new 11.75 acre (4.76 hectare) car handling facility at Southampton, UK, to be completed by year-end 2001. The multi-decked car terminal will be sited at berth 34

  • Logistics.com teams up with J.D. Edwards

    February 11, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Logistics.com, a transportation network optimization company, has formed a strategic alliance with J.D. Edwards & Co. As part of the alliance, J.D. Edwards and Logistics.com plan to develop standardized interfaces between Logistics.com’s OptiManage transportation management system and J.D. Edwards’ OneWorld

  • CRM systems likely to remain at the top of IT shopping lists AMR survey indicates

    February 11, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems can expect to remain at the top of any IT shopping list despite the economic downturn, according to results shown by a recent AMR Research survey. Market analysts AMR Research say it should come as

  • Auctioning vendor FreeMarkets buying supply chain planning vendor Adexa for $340 million

    February 11, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Supply chain planning vendor Adexa is being purchased by auctioning vendor FreeMarkets for $340 million in stock. (All figures in U.S. dollars.) The buyout is seven times Adexa’s revenue of $50 million, but according to Pierre Mitchell and Randy Weston

  • Online heavyweight FreightWise to cease operations

    February 11, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    In what remains a surprising move, despite the recent spate of dot-com failures, online transportation marketplace FreightWise is reported to be closing its doors. With the financial backing of BNSF, General Electric and Canadian National, as well as the participation