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    Intermodal volumes on the rise

    April 12, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Intermodal volumes and related rates are on the rise this year, buoyed by a strong U.S. economy, but a shortage of rail capacity is also pushing more of the freight onto trucks, FTR Transportation Intelligence reports.

    “We’re still expecting healthy growth in rates, even in the back half of the year,” said senior transportation analyst Todd Tanausky, during a webinar on the topic.

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    Fees dropping for smaller carriers at Vancouver Port

    December 8, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    VANCOUVER, BC – Smaller trucking companies will enjoy lower fees when hauling containers through the Port of Vancouver, under a new fee structure that is effective January 1.

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    SPECIAL REPORT: CP strike shackles intermodal; Strike heating up

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    TORONTO — Tensions are escalating between CP Rail and 3,200 picketing workers as the three-day rail strike heads into the weekend.

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    CPR Strike Update: Court tells western pickets to move out of the way

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    VANCOUVER — Striking CP Rail employees picketing at intermodal yards in Calgary and Vancouver have been ordered by the courts not to hold up trucks trying to unload or pick up containers.

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    Rail workers claim success in stopping CPR Expressway trailer train

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    BRIGHTON, Ont. — Striking CP Rail workers put the brakes on the railway’s main roll-on/roll-off intermodal train just outside of Brighton, Ont. yesterday.

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    Hard to Port

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    Why you should know whether Canadian freight facilities are poised for recovery or not.

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    Vanport strike fears waning; port toughens licensing rules

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    VANCOUVER, B.C. — There’s still no strike action from nearly 500 Vancouver port ship and dock foremen who have been poised to strike since New Year’s Day.

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    Stay out of disputes with terminal operators: BCTA tells VPA

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Port Authority should mind its own business. That, effectively, is what the B.C. Trucking Association is telling the VPA after it reportedly started warning truckers it would revoke port trucking licences of companies that, for whatever reason, failed to pay fees assessed by terminal operators.

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    Challenges, yes, but CEOs see light in the distance

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    TORONTO — Chief executives in the global transport and logistics industry admit they are less optimistic about growing their business than they were last year, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).