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Is a strike on the horizon? CP intermodal shippers face reduced service if union strikes

Canadian intermodal shippers could see a reduction in Canadian Pacific Railway service if a union representing 3,300 locomotive engineers, conductors and train workers follow through with their threat to strike later this week if the railroad doesn’t meet their contract demands. Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Running Trades on Tuesday gave the railroad official notice of its […]

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When is cold, too cold?

Business in the Arctic – from mining to shipping. Even with melting ice and rising temperatures, few can make the numbers work enough to be worth it. Add to this tensions between the West and Russia – firms are staying clear. What kind of money are we talking about? Ice-breaking tankers that are able to […]

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Canadian Railroads Look to Manage Congestion by Limiting Farmers’ Railcar Orders

Move Is To Prevent Months-long Grain Bottleneck That Plagued North America Last Winter Canadian railroads have reduced the number of railcar orders farmers will be able to place this crop season in a bid to manage rail congestion and prevent the kind of months-long grain bottleneck that plagued North America last winter. The move by […]

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When DIY Just Doesn’t Make Sense

In an effort to keep more control and possibly save some money, many companies insist on handling their own transportation and logistics requirements. They have a do it yourself (DIY) mentality. If they don’t have their own transportation infrastructure, they find a ground carrier to move their products, another to handle cross-border paperwork, yet another […]

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