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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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 navigate through the seas and d...
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CETA Update
Jul 25 2017

CSCB CETA Update   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.  CBSA regulations...
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