Inside Logistics


  • Panel discusses favourite TMS features

    October 15, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – While there is no one magic transportation management system (TMS) that will work for every company in every circumstance, there are a number of common features and functions that shippers and carriers want to see. During the

  • Port Authority’s new facility to benefit Hamilton logistics cluster

    October 14, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    Hamilton, ON – Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) said it has added a valuable warehousing asset to its portfolio of logistics-focused real estate. The 500,000 sq. ft former Westinghouse plant at 1632 Burlington St. is a strategic addition because it features

  • Government of Canada invests in safe navigation for Canadian waters

    October 14, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    VANCOUVER, B.C.–The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, announced today that the Government of Canada will provide up to $20-million over three years to Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) for its Smart Ocean initiative, which supports the World-Class Tanker Safety System.

  • Shipper-carrier tensions aired at CSCMP “State of Transportation” event

    October 10, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    TORONTO, Ont.–The CSCMP held its State of Transportation Event Thursday October 9th at the Toronto Marriott Airport Hotel. Transportation Media Editorial Director Lou Smyrlis moderated a panel featuring David Bradley, CEO of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, Mark Seymour, President/CEO of

  • Major US railroads required to report weekly metrics

    October 10, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    WASHINGTON, D.C.–Following months of service problems and public hearings, the US Surface Transportation Board will require all Class I railroads to issue detailed weekly performance metrics for each major freight type, including intermodal. The STB handed down the decision this

  • CSCMP announces roundtable event on “State of the Nation”

    October 6, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    TORONTO, Ont.–The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals announces its latest roundtable event which will take place Thursday October 9, 2014. The “STATE OF THE NATION” Transportation and Logistics Night features a panel of speakers from the industry, namely David

  • Chemical distributors caution DOT on proposed tank car standards rulemaking

    October 1, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    ARLINGTON, Va.– The US National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) submitted comments to the Department of Transportation (DOT) regarding its proposed rule titled “Hazardous Materials: Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains.” The proposed rule would

  • Transplace names industry leader to further grow its cross-border and intra-Mexico business

    October 1, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    DALLAS, Tex.–Transplace has announced the appointment of Sonney Jones as sales director for the company’s Mexico division. Jones supplements a strong leadership team and will focus on providing cross-border and intra-Mexico logistics services to a growing number of customers, said

  • NOVA Chemicals to be anchor shipper for Ontario UTOPIA project

    September 30, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    HOUSTON, Tex.–Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. announced it has received a long-term transportation agreement from NOVA Chemicals Corporation to transport ethane and ethane-propane mixtures from the Utica shale area through its previously announced Utica To Ontario Pipeline Access (UTOPIA) project,

  • Greenbrier calls for safer tank car design

    September 30, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    LAKE OSWEGO, Ore.– The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. continues to advocate for safer tank cars by filing comments to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). The full text of Greenbrier’s comments