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Global trade: What’s the impact on Canadian transportation? (June 30, 2006)

SAINT JOHN, NB. -- The trend to global sourcing has made for radical shifts in transportation and logistics practic...

SAINT JOHN, NB. — The trend to global sourcing has made for radical shifts in transportation and logistics practices.<br>
Port congestion, capacity constraints, infrastructure challenges, fuel prices and driver shortages are just some of the critical issues that affect the movement of freight. Add economic changes, security issues and cultural differences to the mix and it’s a wonder things arrive as they should. <br>
How do you get your product from there to here? Leading experts will discuss this vital topic in a major session hosted by editorial director Lou Smyrlis at CITT’s upcoming National Symposium for Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals November 8 10 in Saint John, NB. The event is open to members and non-members alike.<br>
“How do the modes perceive their role in creating a more dynamic and seamless transportation system for you, the customer. What do shippers have to bring to the table to help this process? And how do you recognize when something is a solution and not just a problem? These are all critical questions to ensuring efficient movement of goods in global supply chains,” Smyrlis said. “The executive panel will address these questions and more as they discuss how developing markets and transportation trends affect their business, and what the future holds both for them and the logistics community.”<br>
“I’m cartain participants will not only gain valuable insights but will walk away with concrete research data on global sourcing trends,” he added.<br>
Smyrlis will moderate a high-profile panel of industry experts and stakeholders: <br>
Dr. Mary R. Brooks, Professor, Marketing and Transportation, Dalhousie University, School of Business Administration <br>
Wesley Armour, President and CEO, Armour Transportation Systems<br>
Fred Green , president and CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway<br>
John Murphy,Vice President, Irving Transportation Services, J. D. Irving Ltd <br>
Holger Oetjen, Managing Director, Hapag Lloyd (Canada) Inc.<br>
Captain Alwyn (Al) Soppitt, President & Chief Executive Officer, Saint John Port Authority <br>
Mike Tilley, President, CANlink Global Inc. <br>

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