Inside Logistics


  • New development program for Port of Le Havre

    April 2, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    The Port of Le Havre in France has launched an investment plan totalling some U.S. $686 million over a five-year period, from 2001-2006. The plan is an attempt to respond to robust growth in container traffic that is expected to

  • Railway Safety Management Systems now in force

    April 2, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Effective March 31, 2001, new Railway Safety Management System Regulations, which will require all federally regulated railway companies to implement safety management systems, came into force across Canada. “Safety management systems will ensure that railway companies integrate safety into their

  • Air New Zealand, Lufthansa launch freighter service

    April 2, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Air New Zealand Cargo, in conjunction with Lufthansa Cargo, has launched a round the world freighter service. “We have a strong relationship with Lufthansa on the passenger side of the business as partners in the Star Alliance and this new

  • Diesel sales drop in February

    April 1, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Statistics Canada says sales of diesel fuel topped 1,786,800 cubic metres in February, a drop of 4.9 per cent compared to 1,878,000 a year earlier. The statistics gathering agency says a total of 7,613,000 cubic metres of refined petroleum products

  • Get ready for changes to international wood pallet and crate regulations

    April 1, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    With more than $20 billion at stake, Canadian companies exporting products offshore should ensure the wooden pallets and crates used to transport them will meet the new international U.N. standards for pest control, or else their shipment could be turned

  • I.M.P. Group International and Canada 3000 reach agreement on Canjet

    April 1, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    I.M.P. Group International, Inc., (owners of CANJET), and Canada 3000 Inc., say that they intend to jointly apply to the regulatory authorities for permission to merge their airline interests, effective May 2001. CANADA 3000 INC. is the owner of Canada

  • SAP willing to pay $400 million to reach the TopTier

    April 1, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    German software giant SAP is shelling (U.S.) $400 million for its technology partner TopTier Software, a maker of portal software and integration products, according to AMR Research’s daily report on technology issues. SAP currently uses TopTier as the drag-and-relate technology

  • UPS now serving China market with direct flights from North America

    March 31, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    The inaugural UPS flight to China departed Sunday, as the courier company attempts to carve a presence in one of the world’s fastest growing markets. UPS’s flight to Beijing and Shanghai departed just two months after the United States Department

  • Virtual Seaway about to make shipping on the waterway safer and more efficient

    March 29, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    The authorities managing the St. Lawrence Seaway on both sides of the border have banded together to improve safety and efficiency by leveraging the power of the Internet and Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. The Canadian St. Lawrence Seaway Management

  • ANZDL expanding service into South America

    March 29, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    CP Ships’ ANZDL (Australia-New Zealand Direct Line) has expanded its service to the growing South American market with a fortnightly service between Peru, Chile and Australasia. The new service is operating southbound to Australasia with transit times as fast as