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Natural Gas Liquids in the Export Mix

Natural Gas Liquids in the Export Mix

Overseas natural gas liquids are now on the horizon for Canada’s energy trade mix. Natural Resources Canada indicates that raw natural gas is mostly comprised of methane (the largest constituent of household natural gas), but also contains various heavier hydrocarbons, …

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Inland Terminals Drive Gateway Growth

Inland Terminals Drive Gateway Growth

Inland terminals 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 driving demand …

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Drifting Towards Improvement?

Drifting Towards Improvement?

Marine Environmental Response – Canada’s Ship-Source Oil Pollution Regime

An effective marine environmental response is a need for many coastal nations where the transportation of crude oil by sea is a common and often extensive practice. Oil accounts for approximately …

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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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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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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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Transportation of Dangerous Goods Response

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Response

The Canadian Minister of Transport announced the creation of the Emergency Response Task Force under the Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate (TDG Directorate) on April 23, 2014, to work on strengthening emergency response capacity across the country. The Task Force’s primary …

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Rewards & Risks of Western Resource Trade

Rewards & Risks of Western Resource Trade

In keeping with Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation North Americas’ (CILTNA) goals of educating its members and promoting professionalism in the logistics and transportation field, the Pacific Chapter held the September 2014 conference “The Rewards and Risks of …

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