High growth continues for freight volumes in November: ACI – Canadian Shipper

Montreal, QC — Airports Council International (ACI) World reported global freight volumes rose substantially in November, reaching +7.8% on a year-over-year basis. Standing at +8.2% on a year- to-date basis and with only one month left in 2017, global freight figures are bound to reach record growth this year. The cargo business continued to benefit […]

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Maersk and IBM to form global blockchain joint venture  – Canadian Shipper

Copenhagen, Denmark and Armonk, NY — A.P. Moller–Maersk and IBM announced their intent to establish a joint venture to provide more efficient and secure methods for conducting global trade using blockchain technology. The aim of the new company will be to offer a jointly developed global trade digitization platform built on open standards and designed […]

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November peak season air freight demand up 8.8%: IATA – Canadian Shipper

Geneva, Switzerland — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), climbed 8.8% in November 2017 compared to the year-earlier period. This was an increase from the 5.8% annual growth recorded in October 2017. Despite indicators pointing to air cargo having […]

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Railways continue to reduce emissions in Canada: RAC – Canadian Shipper

Ottawa, ON — Canada’s railways are on pace to meet greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets set out by the rail sector and the federal government, according to the latest Locomotive Emissions Monitoring (LEM) Program report released by the Railway Association of Canada (RAC). The LEM report summarizes the progress that railways have made towards reducing GHGs and […]

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Bombardier signs deal with Italian freight rail operator for locomotives – Canadian Shipper

Berlin, Germany —Bombardier Transportation and Mercitalia Rail, a major freight rail operator in Italy, have signed a contract for 40 innovative Bombardier TRAXX DC3 (direct current) locomotives and 16 years of fleet maintenance to be carried out by Bombardier Transportation Italy’s Services division. Based on list price, the contract is valued at approx. 210 million […]

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Freight Intelligence – Canadian Shipper

Shipping is a 24-hour business. The supply chain never sleeps and neither does technology, particularly transportation management systems (TMS), which are being increasingly utilized by companies. As the supply chain has evolved, so too has TMS technology.Traditional TMS was costly and complex to implement and maintain, but new developments have made them less expensive, easier […]

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Lockheed Martin tests new commercial freighter  – Canadian Shipper

Marietta, GA —The first Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter aircraft achieved a critical milestone with the completion of its first flight. “I was proud to fly the first flight of our LM-100J. It performed flawlessly, as is typical of our military C‑130J new production aircraft,” said Wayne Roberts, chief test pilot for the LM-100J Program. “This […]

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New tech manages costs related to damaged shipping containers – Canadian Shipper

Henderson, NV — TCompanies announced the release of PEIR (Photo Equipment Interchange Receipt), a new technology that helps the transportation and logistics industry better assign costs based on responsibility for damaged shipping containers. “A picture is worth a thousand words, and in this case, lower costs and many nights of better sleep for anyone working […]

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Maersk joins BoxTech container database – Canadian Shipper

Paris, France – Global container shipping company Maersk Line has uploaded the technical details of its entire container fleet to BoxTech, the fast-growing database provided by the Bureau International des Containers (BIC).  Following the upload, the BoxTech database now holds details of more than 7.5 million shipping containers, approximately 30% of the global container fleet. […]

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