The entire supply chain converged in Montréal
The entire multimodal supply chain came together at the 3rd Cargo Logistics Canada Expo + Conference February 17-18 at the Palais de Congres in Montréal, QC. Canada’s largest, integrated logistics show attracted 2,000 attendees, 130+ exhibitors, and featured 35 seminars.
“Cargo Logistics Canada is a national showcase with several different, yet powerful regional presences,” said Ben Carson, Show Manager, Cargo Logistics Expos. (Read full article)
Air Cargo 2020: A Clear Vision
Under the theme of Air Cargo 2020: A Clear Vision, industry executives offered insights on the challenges and opportunities created by technology, a changing regulatory environment, and the enhancement of infrastructure and capacity. They covered subjects as far-ranging as ‘paperless’ air cargo through eAWB (electronic AirWayBill), air cargo security, bigger aircraft and the first/last mile.
Acting as moderator was Ruth Snowden, executive director of the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA), who by way of introduction declared: “For me, air cargo is all about the ‘S’ words – speed, safety and security, all of which drive complexity in the air cargo chain. So unfortunately, I don’t think we can add another ‘S’ word – simplicity.” (Read full article)
Une première à Montréal
L’évèment Cargo Logistics Canada se tenait pour la première fois à Montréal en février. Cette exposition doublée d’une série de conférences et de présentations sur la chaine d’approvisionnment en était à sa troisième édition, les deux premières ayant été présentées à Vancouver. (Read full article)
Air Canada mapping ambitious air cargo strategy
At the Feb. 17-18 Cargo Logistics Canada Expo & Conference staged in Montréal, Sal Ciotti, managing director of Air Canada Cargo outlined what he termed an “aggressive” Air Canada strategy to expand its fleet and penetrate more and more international markets.
“Looking at the next three years, our capacity is going up by about 50%,” Ciotti said. (Read full article)
MSC bullish on container growth through Canadian gateways
Najim Shaikh, vice-president commercial import for MSC, sees Canada as a steady, reliable growth market for containerized cargo in the years ahead at key ports benefiting from substantial infrastructure and capacity investments as well as waterfront stability through labour agreements extending to 2018 in the cases of Montréal, Vancouver and Prince Rupert and until 2022 in Saint John.
Giving a keynote speech today (Feb. 17) in Montréal at the third annual Cargo Logistics Canada Expo and Conference staged by the Informa group, Shaikh forecast that between now and 2020 container cargo through Canadian ports will increase by 900.000 TEUs to 6.7 million TEUs. (Read full article)
Don’t expect Canada to delay SOLAS weight rule
MONTREAL — There’s little chance that Canada will ask the International Maritime Organization to delay theSOLAS container weight mandate or even give shippers a “soft start” when the rule takes effect July 1, said Bob Ballantyne, president of the Freight Management Association of Canada.
Canada’s decision to not try to delay the mandate by up to a year dampens industry hopes that more of the 162 countries that are signatories to SOLAS will ask the IMO for more breathing room. Russia has said it would seek to delay the rule requiring shippers to provide the Verified Gross Mass of containers, while the U.S. Coast Guard has said it doesn’t plan to delay the start despite the urging of agriculture exporters. (Read full article)
MM&D Editor to host panel at Cargo Logistics Canada
Toronto, Ontario—MM&D editor Emily Atkins will moderate a panel on the Internet of Things: Opportunities and Impacts on Logistics at the Cargo Logistics Canada conference and exhibition on February 18th in Montréal.
The panel will examine whether Canada can become a leader in the Internet of Things (IoT) race? Technology is changing the way your company and your customers do business. Learn about the unprecedented ways the connected world is transforming the connected logistics enterprise by enhancing operational efficiency, improving safety and security, transforming the customer experience, and driving new business models while at the same time creating new challenges and raising new questions at every level of government. (Read full article)
Mark your calendar!
February is shaping up to be a busy month for logistics and supply chain educational events. On Feb. 17 and 18, the Cargo Logistics Canada (CLC) Expo and Conference takes place in Montréal, Quebec, with two days of networking and educational events planned for cargo owners, managers, and agents who oversee the flow of goods through Canadian supply chains.
Keynote speakers will include Jim Vena, executive vice president and COO of the transcontinental railroad company CN; Najim Shaikh, vice president for commercial import at Mediterranean Shipping Co. (MSC); and Sylvie Vachon, president and CEO of the Montréal Port Authority. (Read full article)