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  • 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

  • ROE Logistics relocates Toronto, Calgary offices

    February 4, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Transportation and logistics provider ROE Logistics has relocated both its Toronto and Calgary offices. ROE Logistics is based in Montreal and has offices in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. The Toronto office is still located minutes away from Pearson Airport and

  • Weekly rail tonnage down 0.6 percent compared to previous year

    February 4, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Non-intermodal traffic loaded during the seven-day period ending December 21 was 4.6 million metric tonnes, down 1.5 percent from the same period of 1999, Statistics Canada reports. The number of cars loaded was also down, showing a 1.1 percent decline.

  • Canadian railway history meets cyberspace

    February 1, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Canadian history is now part of cyberspace following the launch of Canadian Pacific Railway’s newest website: cprheritage.com. Close to 400 images from one of Canada’s largest privately-owned archival collections are now on-line. The railway’s heritage Website is a showcase of

  • ALK Associates undergoes name change

    February 1, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    ALK Associates changed its name to ALK Technologies, Inc. tobetter reflect the company’s growth within the transportation industry. ALK’s offerings include the PC MILER product line of commercial routing,mapping, and mileage software; TravRoute’s GPS route guidance and navigation systems; and

  • Container traffic breaks record at Port of Halifax handled over 500,000 units

    February 1, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    The Port of Halifax, thanks to double-digit percentage increases, pushed its container traffic well past the half-million mark, according to year-end figures released by the Halifax Port Authority. The port handled 548,404 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units) in 2000, slightly less

  • Contship Containerlines reveals dates for first sailings in North Europe-Asia

    February 1, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    March will see Contship Containerlines launch two fixed-day weekly services between Asia and northern Europe, taking slots from CMA CGM. The first westbound sailings on the respective services will be the‘Villa De Tania’ from Shanghai on March 5th and the

  • Rodair continues expansion into U.S. and UK markets

    February 1, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Mississauga-based Rodair Group of Companies, is steadily expanding its freight forwarding operations in the U.S. and Europe. February marks the opening of a new company location in Houston, managed by Paul McCauley. Rodair also operates out of offices in Newark,

  • Contship Containerlines to enter trade between Mediterranean and east coast South America

    February 1, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Contship Containerlines is entering the trade between the Mediterranean and the East Coast of South America after signing an agreement with members of the JSA Consortium. Under this agreement JSA (Joint Service S.America) will provideContship Containerlines with slots on each