Transportation Industry February 28, 2014
This article talks about the Port Metro Vancouver strike and it’s effect on retailers, suppliers and 3PL’s.
Transportation Industry February 28, 2011
This article talks about your courier options when you are instructed by a Mass Retailer to use their preferred carrier.
Transportation Industry July 19, 2010
Update - The Port of Montreal, shut down since Monday July 19th, 2010 by an employer lockout of longshoremen, reopened for work at 8 a.m. Saturday the 24th following a compromise agreement reached Thursday evening.
Transportation Industry July 7, 2010
As the economy gradually recovers, the impact on shippers is predictable, and some different strategies offered in a partnership with a third party logistics providers are worth considering. The first reaction will be price increases, directly through lane rates, or by using tools such as fuel surcharges. In the first case, as a customer, you will need to sign off on any rate adjustments, but depending on the lane, you may not really have any better options. Even worse, if you have an irregular shipping pattern, and rely on spot quotes, you may be in for a real shock. As for the fuel surcharge, can we honestly claim to keep abreast of all our carriers, some of whom even change their rates weekly, or even more often?
Transportation Industry June 3, 2010
If you are shipping to downtown Toronto during the week between 21st - 28th please let your customers know that there will be no way to guarantee anything over that time. I've compiled a couple of links below that may help with organizing around this event. Officially the event is from June 25-27, and the restricted areas will include Spadina - Yonge and from King to Queens Quay.
Transportation Industry November 9, 2009
When choosing a center for regional distribution logistics in Western Canada, Calgary has enjoyed advantages in recent years, particularly very low transportation rates into Vancouver, and a central location that minimized transit times. With these obvious advantages, coupled with the rapid growth in Western Canada, it might seem safe to assume that the future looks rosy for logistics in Calgary. There are several key factors that weigh in against this, though, and the recent economic downturn has highlighted them. It is important to have a full understanding of the pros and cons of both marketplaces before committing to logistics location.