Swissport Strike Expected Today at Toronto Pearson to Affect Cargo and Passenger Operations Jul 27 2017

Ground handlers working for Swissport at Toronto Pearson Airport, members of Teamsters Local 419, are expected to strike this afternoon, following a strike notice filed on Monday. This will impact passenger and cargo operations at the airport.
Swissport handles passenger baggage and ground handling for virtually all of the wide-bodies at Pearson, with the notable…
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Autonomous ships Jul 27 2017

The world's first semi-autonomous cargo ship could begin operating in the second half of 2018 and become fully autonomous by 2020, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The ship was built by Yara International and Kongsberg Gruppen, two Norwegian firms, and is equipped with sensors, cameras, radar, and a global positioning system (GPS) that give it the ability to navig…
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CETA Update Jul 25 2017

The CSCB has contacted CBSA to ask when a D memorandum on CETA will be available. They have responded with the following:
CBSA D-Memoranda, related to Free Trade Agreements (FTA), is a reflection of regulations, made under the Customs Act, that have been approved by the Governor in Council and published in Part II of the Canada Gazette.…
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Canada, EU to provisionally apply CETA in September Jul 08 2017

New date set after parties not ready for provisional application of trade agreement on Canada Day  
Canada and the European Union have finally agreed on a date for provisional application of the oft-delayed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.
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EU-CETA agreement on verge of COLLAPSE: Spanish party in major U-turn shock Jun 23 2017

By KATIE MANSFIELD AND MARIA ORTEGA PUBLISHED: 14:57, Fri, Jun 23, 2017 | UPDATED: 15:08, Fri, Jun 23, 2017  
THE European Union’s controversial trade deal with Canada is once again in doubt as a Spanish party votes against the agreement.
Earlier this month Spain was gripped by protests over the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and opposition …
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