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Intermodal Rail Energizes Port Traffic

Intermodal Rail Energizes Port Traffic

International intermodal rail energizes port traffic. The growth of intermodal traffic in Canada is increasingly linked to North American economic and trade conditions. With relatively small local populations near Canada’s major ports, the depth of inland rail reach and service …

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Gulf Cooperation Council Rail Logistics Opportunities

Gulf Cooperation Council Rail Logistics Opportunities

The Gulf Cooperation Council rail logistics opportunities will come from a network that is intended to enhance connectivity.  The network would effectively bring businesses closer together, facilitating more efficient trade and extending geographic markets. A Gulf Petrochemical & Chemicals Association …

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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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Oil by Rail Transport

Oil by Rail Transport

On February 20, Bill C-52, the Safe and Accountable Rail Act was introduced into Parliament. The proposed oil by rail transport legislation offers amendments to both The Canada Transportation Act and the Rail Safety Act. In summary, Bill …

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Canada Transportation Act Review 2014

Canada Transportation Act Review 2014

On June 25, 2014, the federal Transport Minister launched a review of the transportation economic and associated regulations in Canada. The study provides a once in a decade opportunity to consider how the national transportation network can best be leveraged …

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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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Rail Transportation Liability

Rail Transportation Liability

Rail transportation liability is necessary because the rail network is an integral part of Canada’s economic engine and the confidence of shippers and the public in general in the country’s ability to deal effectively and expeditiously with the aftermath of …

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Record Grain Movement in Canada

Record Grain Movement in Canada

Record grain movement in Canada was projected for the 2013-14 crop year. Grain is a staple of the Canadian freight shipping and transportation diet. Annually, $11 to $13 billion dollars of grain is exported to over 70 countries.  British Columbia’s …

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Container Port Competitiveness

Container Port Competitiveness

An evaluation of the factors determining container port competitiveness of the North American West Coast  through the port’s market shares can be challenging. Lack of reliable data on the volumes and routing of import cargo to inland destination are examples …

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