CN Network Update: British Columbia Landslide
Nov 23 2017

Due to 8 landslides reported in the Ashcroft, Yale and Squamish subdivisions in the recent days all rail service is suspended from Edmonton to Vancouver. With rain in the forecast, concerns about the stability of the area as well as the safety of crews and goods remain. We have geotechnologists in the area monitoring the situation along with crews and equipment diverting water as needed. At this ti...
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New kid on the block
Nov 06 2017

Rodair International is embracing innovation and looking for creative ways to evolve in a fast-moving industry, as Ian Putzger discovers Young recruits to forwarding companies usually do not expect to be given unfettered leeway to look at potential new business developments, but this scenario is playing out at Rodair International, a mid-sized Canadian logistics firm based in Toronto. “I w...
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China Moves Belt and Road Initiative to Arctic
Oct 13 2017

China’s state news agency Xinhua reported last month that a Chinese ship had conducted a successful test of a trading route along the Arctic Northwest Passage. The Xue Long (or Snow Dragon) traveled for 2,300 nautical miles through waters claimed by Canada for eight days. Xinhua proclaimed the voyage and would provide “a wealth of navigation experience” for future Chinese ships. ...
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Fighting for NAFTA
Oct 13 2017

Never in the history of trade negotiations have we seen a country’s largest, most important business association openly call its government’s trade proposals “dangerous” and say they should be withdrawn. That is exactly what the U.S. Chamber of Commerce did yesterday. Canada’s negotiators have done their very best in a challenging environment. They have reached out to ...
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Branson Sets Up Virgin Hyperloop One
Oct 12 2017

By MarEx 2017-10-12 18:48:01 Entrepreneur Richard Branson and his Virgin Group have invested in Hyperloop One. Branson will join Hyperloop One’s Board of Directors, with the partnership being named Virgin Hyperloop One. The new company will focus on passenger and mixed-use cargo services. With Virgin Hyperloop One, passengers and cargo will be loaded into a pod, and accelerate gradually vi...
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