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How to Trade With a Dragon

How to Trade With a Dragon

Import export Canadian Trade with China Benefits from both Strategic & Practical Measures

Momentum to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) froze thanks to the tone and tenor of President Trump. An “America first” approach driving a renegotiation of the North …

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Canada’s Gateway Ports: Title Holders and Contenders

Canada’s Gateway Ports: Title Holders and Contenders

Canada’s supply chain gateway ports are enagegd in a boxing match between current title holders and contenders and intermodal transportation drives growth. Rather than relegating this metaphor to an afterthought, this article will use it to review the march of Canada’s …

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Trade Agreements Lift Cool Cargo Volume

Trade Agreements Lift Cool Cargo Volume

Trade agreements lift cool cargo volume. As a visit to Granville Island Market demonstrates the world’s hunger for fresh fruit, meat and perishable foods has resulted in complex global supply chains as maritime transport of cool cargoes is increasingly used …

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A Single Peformance Indicator

A Single Peformance Indicator

The drayage sector is vital to the cargo fluidity of Canada’s dominant container trade served by Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) as the conduit through the Asia-Pacific Gateway. Given this importance, it’s not surprising that 2014’s disruption in trucking service caused …

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Inland Terminals Drive Gateway Growth

Inland Terminals Drive Gateway Growth

A Inland terminal can drive gateway growth. Economist Phil Davies observed, “Total North American Pacific Coast container traffic reached 24.7 million TEU’s in 2014, finally recovering to the peak levels achieved in 2006 and 2007.” “High container traffic volumes are …

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Port of Prince Rupert’s Trade & Learning Gateway

Port of Prince Rupert’s Trade & Learning Gateway

The Port of Prince Rupert trade & learning gateway supports the increased demand for effective logistics solutions. Total West Coast container traffic reached 24.7 million TEU’s in 2014, finally recovering to the peak levels achieved in 2006 and 2007. In …

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Port Congestion and Drayage Efficiency

Port Congestion and Drayage Efficiency

Port congestion and drayage efficiency issues have re-emerged as significant challenges for North American container ports with the recovery of container traffic to previous peaks. Transport economist Phil Davies suggests that the current situation should spark renewed interest in potential …

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Impact of Panama Canal Expansion

Impact of Panama Canal Expansion

The impact of the Panama Canal expansion project on global supply chains has been a subject of intense interest in the shipping sector. Panama Canal Administrator Jorge Quijano recently told reporters that by January 2016 the widened canal will be …

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