Amazon re-shaping ‘final mile’ and beyond
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Amazon -- the bookseller that transformed into the world’s largest online retailer – has been transforming the way goods are trucked to market. And not just the freight that rolls through its distribution centers. Thank (or blame) the need for speed.
Block by Block: How blockchain will transform trucking
TORONTO, ON -- The business of moving freight generates a mountain of paperwork. Contracts establish rates and delivery requirements; bills of lading are signed and filed; invoices are generated to request the cheques that need to be issued and cashed. Blockchain – essentially a form of digital ledger -- promises to reshape how all these transactions take place.
Heavy-hauling heavy hitters join forces
QUEBEC, QC – QSL, Groupe Robert (Watson and Sycamore), and Express Mondor are joining forces to create Mondor-Watson – one of Eastern Canada’s largest heavy-hauling and oversized marine and land transportation consortiums. QSL will hold the majority of the shares, while Mondor’s team will be responsible for daily operations. Groupe Robert, meanwhile, will offer its expertise in transportation and logistics as well as establishing synergies with the rest of its network. QSL has a stevedoring network spanning Eastern Canada to the heart of North America, offering logistics services for ships, trucks, and railcars. Groupe Robert has 3,500 employees delivering logistics, distribution, and transportation services. Express Mondor has 170 employees focusing on specialized and oversized ground transport in Canada and the U.S.
Dicom earns highest recognition from John Deere
DORVAL, QC - For a second year in a row, the Montreal based transport company, Dicom Transportation Group has been recognized as a Partner-Level Supplier in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program, which is the highest supplier rating from John Deere.
Manitoulin Global Forwarding buys MAP International Freight
MISSISSAUGA, ON - Manitoulin Global Forwarding has purchased MAP International Freight, an international logistics company that specializes in temperature-controlled cargo. Former MAP International president Mark Albert will remain in a consulting capacity, and employees have been transferred to Manitoulin offices in Toronto.