Can cargo airlines bypass freight forwarders?
Sep 29 2017

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the head of cargo at one carrier revealed to Air Cargo News that his company is taking steps to prepare for direct engagement with shippers. He pointed to a convergence of factors – chiefly a need for shippers to curtail costs and the evolution of tools that facilitate direct dealings with airlines – as the major drivers of this development.  ...
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Trudeau, May strike working group for 'seamless' post-Brexit trade transition
Sep 19 2017

Canada-EU trade deal can form the basis for a transition after U.K. leaves EU, prime ministers suggest Canada's free trade deal with the European Union will form the basis for a swift transition to a post-Brexit trading relationship between Canada and the U.K., Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his British counterpart Theresa May suggested Monday.   To read the full article, click he...
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E-commerce and bricks-and-mortar rivals jockey for space – online and in malls
Aug 30 2017

By Ian Putzger  30/08/2017 As e-tailers move into retail spaces, their bricks-and-mortar rivals are advancing online, according to a new study. Despite a long-standing focus on moving high-end fashion and luxury goods, in recent years Canadian forwarder Rodair International has seen the rapid development of channels for online purchases – but lately this sector has involved moving ...
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Advantage, Canada: How CETA helps Canadian financial firms navigate Brexit
Aug 24 2017

On September 21, 2017, the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will go into provisional application. After ten years of negotiations, all 1598 pages of the CETA agreement – save for about 15 Articles and an equal number of Paragraphs spread across 30 Chapters – will go into immediate force and effect. Included in this provisional application will be Chapter 13 on Fi...
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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 exception of Air Canada, ...
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